23 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). Vacillate
Meaning: Dither, be indecisive, hesitate, oscillate, waver, teeter, temporize
Definition: waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive
Usage: I vacillated between teaching and journalism.

2). Mitigate
Meaning: reduce, diminish, lessen, weaken, lighten, damp, dull, appease, soothe, still, quell, quiet,
Definition: make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
Usage: Drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem

3). Propriety
Meaning: decorum, modesty, civility, courtesy, politeness
Definition: conformity to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals.
Usage: He always behaved with the utmost propriety

4). Volatile
Meaning: tense, strained, fraught, uneasy, charged, explosive, turbulent
Definition: liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse
Usage: The political situation was becoming more volatile

5). Malleable
Meaning: pliable, ductile, soft, workable
Definition: (of a metal or other material) able to be hammered or pressed into shape without breaking or cracking.
Usage: A malleable metal can be beaten into a sheet

6). Ostentation
Meaning: showiness, show, showing off,
Definition: the pretentious or showy display of wealth and luxury, designed to impress
Usage: The office was spacious, but without any trace of ostentation

7). Philanthropist
Meaning: benefactor, donor, backer, helper, patron
Definition: a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes
Usage:  The trust was founded by an American philanthropist.

8). Enervate  
Meaning: exhaust, tire, weary, drain, sap, weaken, enfeeble, indisposed
Definition: make (someone) feel drained of energy or vitality
Usage: Enervating heat.

9). Eulogy
Meaning: Accolade, panegyric, paean, tribute
Definition: a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly, especially a tribute to someone who has just died
Usage: A eulogy to the Queen Mother.

10). Garrulous
Meaning: talkative, voluble, long-winded, chatty, expansive
Definition: excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters
Usage: A garrulous cab driver.


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