9 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.

1). Affirm
Meaning: Declare, state, aver, proclaim, pronounce, attest, swear, avow, vow, guarantee, promise, certify
Definition: state emphatically or publicly.
Usage: He affirmed the country's commitment to peace

2). Travesty  
Meaning: misrepresentation, distortion, corruption, poor imitation, parody
Definition: a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
Usage:  The absurdly lenient sentence is a travesty of justice

3). Reparation  
Meaning: amends, restitution, redress, compensation, repayment, atonement.
Definition: the action of making amends for a wrong one has done, by providing payment or other assistance to those who have been wronged.
Usage: The courts required a convicted offender to make financial reparation to his victim.

4). Dissent    
Meaning: disagreement, argument, dispute, demur
Definition: the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
Usage: There was no dissent from this view

5). Oppress
Meaning: persecute, abuse, maltreat, ill-treat, suppress, repress, subject
Definition: keep (someone) in subjection and hardship, especially by the unjust exercise of authority
Usage: A system which oppressed working people.

6). Cacophonous
Meaning: loud, noisy, ear-splitting, blaring, booming, deafening,  
Definition: involving or producing a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds.
Usage: The cacophonous sound of slot machines

7). Glimpse  
Meaning: brief look, quick look
Definition: a momentary or partial view
Usage:  She caught a glimpse of the ocean

8). Integrity  
Meaning: honest, probity, rectitude, honour, ethics, sincerity, truthfulness, virtue, decency
Definition: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
Usage: A gentleman of complete integrity.

9). Intolerance   
Meaning: bigotry, dogmatism, illiberality, parochialism, insularity       
Definition: unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behaviour that differ from one's own
Usage:  A struggle against religious intolerance.

10). Elusive
Meaning: Difficult to catch/find, difficult to track down
Definition: difficult to find, catch, or achieve.
Usage: Success will become ever more elusive.

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