7 Sep 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). Troupe
Meaning: group, company, band, ensemble, set, cast
Definition: a group of dancers, actors, or other entertainers who tour to different venues.
Usage: A dance troupe.

2). Avaricious  
Meaning: grasping, acquisitive, covetous, greedy,  rapacious, mercenary
Definition: having or showing an extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
Usage:  An avaricious, manipulative woman

3). Disconcert
Meaning: unsettle, nonplus, discomfit, confuse, perplex, ruffle, shake, worry.
Definition: disturb the composure of; unsettle.
Usage: The abrupt change of subject disconcerted her.

4). Harangue    
Meaning: tirade, lecture, diatribe, homily, polemic, rant, fulmination, broadside, invective
Definition: a lengthy and aggressive speech
Usage: They were subjected to a ten-minute harangue by two border guards

5). Unsceupulous
Meaning: unprincipled, immoral, amoral, dishonest, cunning, furtive, sly, bad, evil, wicked
Definition: having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.
Usage: Unscrupulous landlords might be tempted to harass existing tenants.

6). Preachy
Meaning: moralistic, didactic, dogmatic
Definition: having or showing a tendency to give moral advice in a tedious or self-righteous way.
Usage: His patriotic pictures had a preachy tone

7). Unabashed
Meaning: unashamed, shameless, brazen, confident, immodest, unshrinking, fearless
Definition: not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed
Usage:  He was unabashed by the furore his words provoked

8). Melodramatic
Meaning: histrionic, extravagant, overdone, overripe, overemotional, sentimental
Definition: characteristic of melodrama, especially in being exaggerated or overemotional.
Usage: He flung the door open with a melodramatic flourish.

9). Mimic  
Meaning: imitate, copy, mock, parody, lampoon, caricature
Definition: imitate (someone or their actions or words), especially in order to entertain or ridicule
Usage:  He mimicked Super Star Rajini voice.

10). Protagonist  
Meaning: supporter, adherent, backer, proponent, advocate, promoter, exponent, prime mover
Definition: an advocate or champion of a particular cause or idea.
Usage: He's a strenuous protagonist of the new agricultural policy.

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