18 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 – 18.09.2016
1). Gallant
Meaning: brave, courageous, valiant, bold, plucky, daring, fearless
Definition: (of a person or their behaviour) brave; heroic.
Usage: She had made gallant efforts to pull herself together

2). Hoax
Meaning: practical, joke, joke, jest, prank, trick, jape
Definition: a humorous or malicious deception.
Usage:  The evidence had been planted as part of an elaborate hoax

3). Haggle
Meaning: barter, bargain, negotiate, quibble, wrangle
Definition: dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something.
Usage: The two sides are haggling over television rights.

4). Glut
Meaning: appoint, induct, install, invest, anoint, consecrate
Definition: An excessively abundant supply of something
Usage: there is a glut of cars on the market

5). Firmament  
Meaning: the sky, heaven, the blue,                               
Definition: the heavens or sky.
Usage: Thunder shakes the firmament

6). Intrusive
Meaning: intruding, invasive, obtrusive, interrupting, trespassing, unwanted
Definition: causing disruption or annoyance through being unwelcome or uninvited
Usage: That was an intrusive question

7). Temporize
Meaning: equivocate, stall, delay, prevaricate, hesitate
Definition: avoid making a decision or committing oneself in order to gain time.
Usage: The opportunity was missed because the queen still temporized

8). Lampoon
Meaning: saririze, mock, ridicule, rag, tease
Definition: publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm.
Usage: The actor was lampooned by the press

9). Grapple
Meaning:  wrestle, struggle, tussle
Definition: engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle.
Usage:  passers-by grappled with the man after the knife attack.

10). Dawdle
Meaning: linger, dally, idle, waste time
Definition: waste time; be slow.
Usage: she mustn't dawdle—she had to make the call now.

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