23 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 – 23.09.2016
1). Contours
Meaning: outline , shape, form
Definition: an outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something.
Usage: She traced the contours of his face with her finger

2). Anarchy
Meaning: rebellion, disorder, misrule, chaos, tumult, nihilism, mobocracy  
Definition: a state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems
Usage:  He must ensure public order in a country threatened with anarchy

3). 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.

4). Fragile
Meaning: breakable, brittle, frangible, flimsy, fine
Definition: (of an object) easily broken or damaged.
Usage: Fragile items such as glass and china

5). Dissuade
Meaning: discourage, deter, prevent, divert, sidetrack    
Definition: persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action.
Usage: His friends tried to dissuade him from flying

6). Lurking
Meaning: skulk, loiter, hide, take cover
Definition: be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something
Usage: A ruthless killer still lurked in the darkness

7). 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

8). Neophyte
Meaning: beginner, learner, novice, newcomer, tyro, fledgling
Definition: a person who is new to a subject or activity
Usage: Four-day cooking classes are offered to neophytes and experts

9). Austere
Meaning:  severe, stern, strict, formal, stiff, dour, grim, cold
Definition: severe or strict in manner or attitude.
Usage:  He was an austere man, with a rigidly puritanical outlook.

10). Onus
Meaning: burden, responsibility, liability, obligation, duty, weight, load, charge, mantal
Definition: something that is one's duty or responsibility.
Usage: The onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss

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