4 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.

Daily Vocabulary Words – 04.08.2016
1). Adherent  
Meaning: follower, supporter, defender, advocate, disciple, votary, member, friend
Definition: someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas
Usage: He was a strong adherent of monetarism.

2). Bystander
Meaning: onlooker, watcher, looker-on, passer-by, eyewitness
Definition: a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part.
Usage: Water cannons were turned on marchers and innocent bystanders alike

3). Diligence
Meaning: assiduity, rigour, carefulness, conscientiousness, intentness
Definition: careful and persistent work or effort.
Usage: Few party members challenge his diligence as an MP

4). Eulogy
Meaning: accolade, panegyric, paean, encomium, tribute, testimonial
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.

5). Flaccid
Meaning: soft, loose, flabby, yielding, slack, lax, toneless.
Definition: soft and hanging loosely or limply, especially so as to look or feel unpleasant.
Usage: She took his flaccid hand in hers.

6). Demise
Meaning: dying, death, passing, expiry, expiration, end
Definition: a person’s death
Usage: Mr Grisenthwaite’s tragic demise.

7). Delusion
Meaning: misapprehension, misconception, misleading, mistake, deception, misbelief
Definition: the action of deluding or the state of being deluded.
Usage:  What a capacity television has for delusion.

8). Arbitrary
Meaning: capricious, whimsical, random, chance, erratic, unpredictable, wild, casual
Definition: based on random choice or personal whim rather than any reason or system.
Usage: An arbitrary decision.

9). Cynical
Meaning: misanthropic, pessimistic
Definition: believing that people are motivated purely by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
Usage: He was brutally cynical and hardened to every sob story under the sun

10). Concise
Meaning: Succinct, short, brief, pithy, incisive, crisp.
Definition: giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but comprehensive.

Usage: A concise account of the country’s history.

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