29 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 – 29.09.2016
1). Perturb
Meaning: worry, upset, disturb, trouble
Definition: make (someone) anxious or unsettled.
Usage: They were perturbed by her capricious behaviour

2). Imbibe
Meaning: drink, consume, sup, sip, quaff, swallow, down, guzzle, swill, lap
Definition: drink (alcohol).
Usage:  They were imbibing far too many pitchers of beer

3). Perjury
Meaning: lying under oath, violation of an oath, giving false evidence/testimony, bearing false witness/testimony
Definition: the offence of wilfully telling an untruth or making a misrepresentation under oath.
Usage: He claimed two witnesses at his trial had committed perjury

4). Vanquish
Meaning: conquer, trounce, annihiliate, worst, overcome, overwhelm,
Definition: defeat thoroughly.
Usage: he successfully vanquished his rival

5). Sombre
Meaning: dark, dark-coloured, dull, drab, dingy, shady    
Definition: dark or dull in colour or tone.
Usage: The night skies were sombre and starless

6). Sojourn
Meaning: Stay, visit, stop, stopover, residence
Definition: a temporary stay.
Usage: Her sojourn in Rome

7). Insouciant
Meaning: nonchalant, untroubled, unworried, unruffled, calm, breezy
Definition: showing a casual lack of concern.
Usage: An insouciant shrug

8). Labyrinth
Meaning: Maze, warren, network, web, coil, entanglement
Definition: a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze.
Usage: You lose yourself in a labyrinth of little streets

9). Modicum
Meaning:  little bit, small amount, praticle, degree, speck, fragment, scrap, crumb
Definition: a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable.
Usage:  His statement had a modicum of truth.

10). Sonorous
Meaning: resonant, rich, full, booming, vibrant, deep, clear
Definition: (of a person's voice or other sound) imposingly deep and full.
Usage: He read aloud with a sonorous and musical voice

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