24 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). Pledge  
Meaning: Mortgage, guarantee, pawn
Definition: give as security on a loan.
Usage: The creditor to whom the land is pledged

2). Tumultuous
Meaning: loud, deafening, thunderous, thundering, ear-splitting, noisy, vociferous
Definition: making an uproar or loud, confused noise.
Usage:  Tumultuous applause

3). Coalition
Meaning: alliance, union, partnership, affiliation, bloc, caucus.
Definition: a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.
Usage: A coalition between Liberals and Conservatives.

4). Inhibit   
Meaning: impede, hinder, hamper, discourage, obstruct, slow, retard
Definition: hinder, restrain, or prevent (an action or process)
Usage: Cold inhibits plant growth

5). Squirm  
Meaning: wriggle, wiggle, writhe, twist, slide, slither, turn, shift, fidget
Definition: wriggle or twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousness or discomfort
Usage: He looked uncomfortable and squirmed in his chair.

6). Allegedly  
Meaning: reportedly, supposedly, reputedly, ostensibly, apparently, presumedly
Definition: used to convey that something is claimed to be the case or have taken place, although there is no proof
Usage: He was allegedly a leading participant in the coup attempt

7). Creep  
Meaning: crawl, squirm, wriggle, writhe, worm, inch, edge
Definition: move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed
Usage:  He crept downstairs, hardly making any noise

8). Gimmick
Meaning: stunt, contrivance, scheme, trick, dodge, ploy, stratagem
Definition: a trick or device intended to attract attention, publicity, or trade.
Usage: It is not so much a programme to improve services as a gimmick to gain votes.

9). Provocative
Meaning: annoying, irritating, infuriating, provoking, maddening, goading
Definition: causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
Usage: A provocative article.

10). Orthodoxy  
Meaning: doctrine, belief, creed, dogma, credo, theory, view, idea, practice
Definition: authorized or generally accepted theory, doctrine, or practice.

Usage: Monetarist orthodoxy.

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