22 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). Abstain
Meaning: Not vote, decline/refuse to vote
Definition: formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion
Usage: Forty-one voted with the Opposition, and some sixty more abstained.

2). Adulterate
Meaning: Make impure, degrade, debase, spoil, taint, defile, foul, sully
Definition: render (something) poorer in quality by adding another substance.
Usage: The brewer is said to adulterate his beer

3). Laconic
Meaning: brief, terse, succinct, shot, economical, elliptical, crisp, pithy
Definition: (of a substance) made by chemical synthesis, especially to imitate a natural product.
Usage: Synthetic rubber

4). Capricious
Meaning: fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable, unstable, mercurial, volatile
Definition: given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour
Usage: A capricious and often brutal administration

5). Laudable
Meaning: estimable, of note, worthy, admirable, commendable, deserving, reputable
Definition: (of an action, idea, or aim) deserving praise and commendation
Usage: Laudable though the aim might be, the results have been criticized

6). Corroborate
Meaning: confirm, verify, endorse, ratify, validate, certify
Definition: confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).
Usage: The witness had corroborated the boy's account of the attack

7). Desiccate
Meaning: dried, dried up, dry, powered
Definition: remove the moisture from (something), typically in order to preserve it
Usage:  Desiccated coconut.

8). Pedant  
Meaning: purist, formalist, doctrinaire, dogmatist
Definition: a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning
Usage: The royal palace (some pedants would say the ex-royal palace)

9). Engender
Meaning: Cause, create, generate, rouse, incite, provoke, kindle, trigger, effect
Definition: cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).
Usage: The issue engendered continuing controversy.

10). Gullible
Meaning: credulous, trustful, naïve, innocent, unwary, simple
Definition: easily persuaded to believe something; credulous
Usage: An attempt to persuade a gullible public to spend their money.


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