15 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 – 15.09.2016
1). Erratic
Meaning: unpredictable, variable, inconstant, uncertain, unstable,
Definition: not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable.
Usage: Her breathing was erratic

2). Prominent
Meaning: important, well known, leading, eminent, pre-eminent, noted, public, foremost, famed, big, top, great, chief, main
Definition: important; famous.
Usage:  She was a prominent member of the city council

3). Instincts
Meaning: inclination, drive, compulsion, need
Definition: a natural or intuitive way of acting or thinking.
Usage: They retain their old authoritarian instincts.

4). Prerequisites
Meaning: precondition, condition, essential, requirement, imperative, basic
Definition: a thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist
Usage: sponsorship is not a prerequisite for any of our courses

5). Strained
Meaning: drawn, careworn, worn, pinched, tried, weary
Definition: truthful and straightforward; frank
Usage: Jean's pale, strained face

6). Spout
Meaning: nozzle, lip, rose
Definition: a tube or lip projecting from a container, through which liquid can be poured.
Usage: A teapot with a chipped spout

7). Disown
Meaning: reject, cast off, cast aside, abandon, repudiate, renounce, deny
Definition: refuse to acknowledge or maintain any connection with.
Usage: Lovell's rich family had disowned him because of his marriage

8). Speculation
Meaning: conjecture, supposition, guesswork
Definition: the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.
Usage: There has been widespread speculation that he plans to quit

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

10). Articulate
Meaning: fluent, eloquent, effective, persuasive, lucid, vocal
Definition: having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently
Usage: She was not very articulate.

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