16 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 – 16.09.2016
1). Trepidation
Meaning: fear, apprehension, dread, agitation, dismay , alarm
Definition: a feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen.
Usage: The men set off in fear and trepidation

2). Certainty
Meaning: Confidence, certitude, fact, truth, validity
Definition: firm conviction that something is the case.
Usage:  She knew with absolute certainty that they were dead

3). Scandalising
Meaning: shock, appal, outrage, revolt, repel, sicken
Definition: shock or horrify (someone) by a real or imagined violation of propriety or morality.
Usage: Their lack of manners scandalized their hosts.

4). Stringent
Meaning: Strict, firm, rigid, severe, harsh, tight, exacting, demanding, stiff
Definition: (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting
Usage: stringent guidelines on air pollution

5). Strained
Meaning: austere, abstinent, Spartan, monastic, simple  
Definition: characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons
Usage: an ascetic life of prayer, fasting, and manual labour

6). Entrench
Meaning: establish, settle, ensconce, lodge, set, root, install, plant
Definition: establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely
Usage: Ageism is entrenched in our society

7). Impair
Meaning: damage, harm, diminish, reduce, weaken, lessen, blunt, impede, disable
Definition: weaken or damage (something, especially a faculty or function)
Usage: a noisy job could permanently impair their hearing

8). Astounding
Meaning: amazing, astonishing, shocking, surprising, striking
Definition: surprisingly impressive or notable.
Usage: The summit offers astounding views

9). Contemplate
Meaning: look at, view, regard, examine, inspect, observe, survey, study
Definition: look thoughtfully for a long time at.
Usage:  He contemplated his image in the mirrors.

10). Stupefy
Meaning: stun, daze, knock out, benumb, numb
Definition: make (someone) unable to think or feel properly

Usage: The offence of administering drugs to a woman with intent to stupefy her.

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