30 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 – 30.09.2016
1). Terrestrial
Meaning: Earthy, worldly, mundane, earthbound
Definition: on or relating to the earth..
Usage: Increased ultraviolet radiation may disrupt terrestrial ecosystems

2). Laggard
Meaning: layabout, lagger, slug, snail, idler, lounger
Definition: a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others
Usage:  Staff were under enormous pressure and there was no time for laggards

3). Aghast
Meaning: horrified, appalled, in shock, wide-eyed, shell-shocked, dismayed
Definition: filled with horror or shock.
Usage: She winced, aghast at his cruelty

4). Pristine
Meaning: immaculate, fresh, new, clean, virgin, pure
Definition: in its original condition; unspoilt.
Usage: Pristine copies of an early magazine

5). Altercation
Meaning: Argument, quarrel, fight, dissension, quarrel    
Definition: a noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public.
Usage: I had an altercation with the ticket collector

6). Opulent
Meaning: Luxurious, sumptuous, palatial, grand, magnificent, rich, lush
Definition: ostentatiously costly and luxurious..
Usage: The opulent comfort of a limousine

7). Eulogize
Meaning: praise enthusiastically, go into raptures about/over, wax lyrical about, acclaim, extol
Definition: praise highly in speech or writing.
Usage: He was eulogized as a rock star

8). Astute
Meaning: shrewd, sharp, bright, brilliant, smart, canny, wise, incisive
Definition: having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage.
Usage: An astute businessman

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

10). Errant
Meaning: guilty, culpable, aberrant, deviant, lawless
Definition: erring or straying from the accepted course or standards.

Usage: An errant husband coming back from a night on the tiles




 

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