22 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 – 22.09.2016
1). Intrigue
Meaning: Interest, be of interest to, fascinate,  attract, draw, lure, tempt
Definition: arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
Usage: I was intrigued by your question

2). Nuance
Meaning: shade, gradation, degree, variation
Definition: a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound
Usage:  He was familiar with the nuances of the local dialect

3). Accord
Meaning: give, grant, tender, award, hand, yield
Definition: give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)
Usage: The powers accorded to the head of state.

4). Titter
Meaning: giggle, snigger, tee-hee
Definition: give a short, half-suppressed laugh; giggle
Usage: Her stutter caused the children to titter

5). Cabal
Meaning: clique, faction, group, set, band, camp            
Definition: a secret political clique or faction.
Usage: A cabal of dissidents

6). Pious
Meaning: devout, dedicated, reverent, holy, godly, faithful, dutiful, righteous
Definition: devoutly religious
Usage: A deeply pious woman

7). Grotesque
Meaning: Malformed, deformed, distorted, twisted
Definition: comically or repulsively ugly or distorted..
Usage: A figure wearing a grotesque mask

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

9). Obscure
Meaning:  unclear, unknown, hidden, doubtful, indeterminate
Definition: not discovered or known about; uncertain.
Usage:  His origins and parentage are obscure.

10). Harangue
Meaning: tirade, lecture, homily, rant, fulmination, broadside
Definition: a lengthy and aggressive speech.

Usage: They were subjected to a ten-minute harangue by two border guards

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