29 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.

Daily Vocabulary Words – 29.08.2016
1). Expedite
Meaning: Speed up, accelerate, hurry, hasten, step up, quicken
Definition: make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.
Usage: He promised to expedite economic reforms.

2). Conscience
Meaning: moral sense, sense of right, still small voice
Definition: a person's moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one's behaviour.
Usage:  He had a guilty conscience about his desires

3). Contravene
Meaning: Break, breach, violate.
Definition: offend against the prohibition or order of (a law, treaty, or code of conduct).
Usage: He contravened the Official Secrets Act.

4). Sanctum    
Meaning: Holy place, shrine, altar, refuge, foxhole, hiding place
Definition: a sacred place, especially a shrine within a temple or church
Usage: An icon installed within the sanctum of the temple

5). Whopping  
Meaning: Huge, massive, enormous, gigantic, very big, very large
Definition: very large
Usage: A whopping $74 million loss.

6). Assassination
Meaning: Murder, killing, political execution, slaughter, butchery, extermination, termination
Definition: the action of assassinating someone
Usage: The assassination of President Kennedy

7). Foil
Meaning: thwart, oppose, baulk, disappoint, impede, obstruct
Definition: prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding.
Usage:  A brave policewoman foiled the armed robbery

8). Motley
Meaning: Mixed, diverse, assorted, sundry, varied, disparate
Definition: incongruously varied in appearance or character; disparate.
Usage: A motley crew of discontents and zealots.

9). Facetious
Meaning: Flippant, flip, glib, joking, jocular, playful, impish
Definition: treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour; flippant
Usage: A facetious remark.

10). Murky
Meaning: dark, gloomy, grey, leaden, dull, dim, cloudy
Definition: dark and gloomy, especially due to thick mist.
Usage: The sky was murky and a thin drizzle was falling.

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