21 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 – 21.09.2016
1). Perennial
Meaning: everlasting, perpetual, eternal, unending, never-ending, abiding, lasting,  
Definition: lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
Usage: His perennial distrust of the media

2). Abnegation
Meaning: rejection, refusal, abandonment, abdication, surrender, disavowal
Definition: the action of renouncing or rejecting something..
Usage:  Abnegation of political power

3). Mortal
Meaning: deadly, physical, bodily, fleshly, corporal, earthly, fatal, killing
Definition: (of a living human being, often in contrast to a divine being) subject to death.
Usage: All men are mortal.

4). Somnolent
Meaning: sleepy, drowsy, tired, heavy –eyed, groggy
Definition: sleepy; drowsy
Usage: a somnolent summer day

5). Amicable
Meaning: friendly, cordial, civil, easy, easy-going           
Definition: characterized by friendliness and absence of discord.
Usage: An amicable settlement of the dispute

6). Befuddled
Meaning: confused, muddled, addled, dizzy, foggy, fuzzy
Definition: cause to become unable to think clearly
Usage: even in my befuddled state I could see that they meant trouble

7). Callow
Meaning: immature, naïve, green, untried
Definition: (of a young person) inexperienced and immature.
Usage: Earnest and callow undergraduates

8). Foment
Meaning: instigate, incite, provoke, excite, prompt, start, kindle
Definition: instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action)
Usage: They accused him of fomenting political unrest

9). Sneer
Meaning:  smirk, snicker, snigger
Definition: a contemptuous or mocking smile, remark, or tone
Usage:  He acknowledged their presence with a condescending sneer.

10). Pariah
Meaning: outcast, leper, reject, untouchable, undesirable
Definition: an outcast.

Usage: They were treated as social pariahs.

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