21 Jul 2016

English Vocabulary (Meaning-Usage) Reference- “The Hindu”

English Vocabulary (Meaning-Usage) Reference- “The Hindu”
English Vocabulary (Meaning-Usage) Reference- “The Hindu”:
Dear Readers, list of important English Vocabulary words, and its meaning with example sentence were given here. Candidates those who are preparing for banking and all competitive exams can use this.


1). Ballast
Meaning: Heavy material, sand, iorn
Definition: heavy material, such as gravel, sand, or iron, placed in the bilge of a ship to ensure its stability
Usage: The hull had insufficient ballast.

2). Deceit
Meaning: deception, duplicity, fraud, crraft, chicanery, guile, sissimulation, lying, bluff
Definition: the use of clever but unsound reasoning, especially in relation to moral questions; sophistry.
Usage: The minister is engaging in nothing more or less than casuistry

3). Synthetic
Meaning: artificial, fake, false, faux, imitation, mock, simulated, ersatz
Definition: (of a substance) made by chemical synthesis, especially to imitate a natural product.
Usage: Synthetic rubber

4). Cohesive
Meaning: adhesive, united
Definition: characterized by or causing cohesion
Usage: Each parish was formerly a cohesive unit

5). Wane
Meaning: disappear, decrease, diminish, dwindle
Definition: (of the moon) have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size
Usage: The moon is waning.


6). Foster
Meaning: Encurage, promote, furthur, stimulate, forward, cultivate
Definition: encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable)..
Usage: The teacher's task is to foster learning

7). Swift
Meaning: prompt, rapid, sudden, immediate, instant, without delay
Definition: happening quickly or promptly
Usage:  A remarkably swift recovery.

8). Formidable  
Meaning: intimidation, forbidding, redoubtable, daunting, alarming, frightening, brooding, awesome, fearsome
Definition: inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable
Usage: A formidable opponent

9). Emphatic
Meaning: vehement, firm, forceful, forcible, energetic, vigorous, ardent
Definition: expressing something forcibly and clearly.
Usage: The children were emphatic that they would like to repeat the experience.

10). Drastic
Meaning: extreme, serious, forceful, dire, radical, substantial
Definition: likely to have a strong or far-reaching effect; radical and extreme

Usage: A drastic reduction of staffing levels.

   
 



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