20 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.

Daily Vocabulary Words – 20.09.2016
1). Desist
Meaning: abstain, refrain, forbear, hold back, keep
Definition: stop doing something; cease or abstain.
Usage: Each pledged to desist from acts of sabotage

2). Inscribe
Meaning: crave, write, etch, cut, score, incise
Definition: write or carve (words or symbols) on something, especially as a formal or permanent record.
Usage:  His name was inscribed on the new silver trophy

3). Succumb
Meaning: yield, give in, give way, submit, surrender, capitulate, cave in
Definition: fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force.
Usage: We cannot merely give up and succumb to despair.

4). Mendacious
Meaning: lying, untruthful, dishonest, false, double-dealing, two-faced, perfidious
Definition: not telling the truth; lying
Usage: mendacious propaganda

5). Querulous
Meaning: petulant, testy, touchy, waspish, prickly, crusty, cross, crabby    
Definition: complaining in a rather petulant or whining manner..
Usage: She became querulous and demanding

6). Chaos
Meaning: disorder, disarray, confusion, bedlam, furore, babel
Definition: complete disorder and confusion
Usage: Snow caused chaos in the region

7). Alienated
Meaning: estrange, turn away, isolate, detach, distance
Definition: make (someone) feel isolated or estranged.
Usage: An urban environment which would alienate its inhabitants

8). Convalesce
Meaning: recuperate, get better, recover, get well
Definition: recover one's health and strength over a period of time after an illness or medical treatment.
Usage: He spent eight months convalescing after the stroke

9). Besmirch
Meaning:  sully, tarnish, blacken, stain, taint, smear, spoil, ruin
Definition: damage (someone's reputation).
Usage:  He had besmirched the good name of his family.

10). Disgust
Meaning: revulsion, repugnance, aversion, distaste, loathing
Definition: a feeling of revulsion or strong disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive.

Usage: The sight filled her with disgust.

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