27 Aug 2016

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). Scepticism
Meaning: Doubt, doubtfulness, Dubiousness, lack of conviction
Definition: a sceptical attitude; doubt as to the truth of something.
Usage: These claims were treated with scepticism.

2). Contingent
Meaning: Chance, accidental, fortuitous, possible, unforeseen, unpredictable
Definition: subject to chance.
Usage: The contingent nature of the job.

3). Culmination
Meaning: Climax, pinnacle, peak, high point, Height, crest, zenith
Definition: the highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.
Usage: The deal marked the culmination of years of negotiation.

4). Surrogate
Meaning: substitute, proxy, replacement
Definition: a substitute, especially a person deputizing for another in a specific role or office.
Usage: Wives of MPs are looked on as surrogates for their husbands while the latter are at Westminster.

5). Enumerate
Meaning: List, itemize, catalogue, set out, set forth, give
Definition: mention (a number of things) one by one.
Usage: There is not space to enumerate all his works.

6). Altruistic
Meaning: Unselfish, selfless, self-denying  
Definition: showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.
Usage: It was an entirely altruistic act.

7). Maverick
Meaning: Individualist, nonconformist, free spirit, eccentric, outsider, trendsetter
Definition: an unorthodox or independent-minded person.
Usage: he's the maverick of the senate.

8). Promulgate
Meaning: make public, publicize, announce, proclaim, circulate
Definition: promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).
Usage: These objectives have to be promulgated within the organization      .

9). pecuniary
Meaning: financial, money, monetary, fiscal, capital, ccommercial
Definition: relating to or consisting of money.
Usage: He admitted obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception.

10). Ponderous
Meaning: clumsy, slow, heavy, awkward, graceless
Definition: slow and clumsy because of great weight.
Usage: A swarthy, ponderous giant of a man.

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