14 Aug 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). Pivotal
Synonyms: central, crucial, vital
Meaning: of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else.
Usage: Japan's pivotal role in the world economy

2). Afloat
Synonyms: floating, drifting, non-submerged
Meaning: floating in water; not sinking.
Usage: A swimmer fighting to stay afloat

3). Sabotage
Synonyms: wreck, damage
Meaning: deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.
Usage: Power lines from South Africa were sabotaged by rebel forces          .

4). Contingent
Synonyms: chance, accidental, possible
Meaning: subject to chance.
Usage: The contingent nature of the job

5). Nullify
Synonyms: annul, void, invalidate
Meaning: make legally null and void; invalidate.
Usage: Judges were unwilling to nullify government decisions

6). Verdict  
Synonyms: judgment, adjudication, decision, finding      
Meaning: a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
Usage: The coroner recorded a verdict of death by misadventure

7). Erstwhile
Synonyms: old, past, one-time
Meaning: former
Usage: Written in memory of the composer's erstwhile teacher

8). Conspiracy
Synonyms: plot, scheme, plan
Meaning: a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
Usage: The company was involved in a conspiracy with bookmakers to manipulate starting prices

9). Coterie
Synonyms: set, circle, crowd
Meaning: a small group of people with shared interests or tastes, especially one that is exclusive of other people.
Usage: All prime ministers develop a small coterie of kindred spirits

10). Pervasive
Synonyms: prevalent, penetrating, extensive
Meaning: (especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.
Usage: Ageism is pervasive and entrenched in our society            

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