24 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 – 24.09.2016
1). Revive
Meaning: resuscitate, bring back from the edge of death
Definition: restore to life or consciousness.
Usage: both men collapsed, but were revived

2). Eerie
Meaning: uncanny, sinister, ghostly, unnatural, strange, odd, queer, unreal
Definition: strange and frightening.
Usage:  An eerie green glow in the sky

3). Confront
Meaning: trouble, bother, burden, distress, vex, irritate, worry, face
Definition: (of a problem or difficulty) present itself to (someone) so that action must be taken.
Usage: The new government was confronted with many profound difficulties.

4). Subside
Meaning: calm, lull, fade, wane, ebb, still, cease, terminate
Definition: become less intense, violent, or severe.
Usage: I'll wait a few minutes until the storm subsides

5). Defendant
Meaning: accused, prisoner at the bar                            
Definition: an individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law..
Usage: The defendant tried to claim that it was self-defence

6). Encumbered
Meaning: hamper, hinder, obstruct, impede, check, cramp, limit, slow
Definition: restrict or impede (someone or something) in such a way that free action or movement is difficult.
Usage: She was encumbered by her heavy skirts

7). Calamitous
Meaning: disastrous, woeful, dire, tragic, fatal, direful
Definition: involving calamity; catastrophic or disastrous
Usage: Such calamitous events as fires, hurricanes, and floods

8). Slothful
Meaning: Lazy, idle, indolent, work-shy, inactive, inert, sluggish, dull, heavy
Definition: lazy.
Usage: Fatigue made him slothful

9). Catharsis
Meaning:  purgation, relief, exorcism, release, purging
Definition: the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
Usage:  Music is a means of catharsis for them.

10). Revile
Meaning: criticize, censure, attack, lambaste, brand, denounce
Definition: criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner.
Usage: He was now reviled by the party that he had helped to lead

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