2 Oct 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 – 02.10.2016
1). Innate
Meaning: inborn, natural, inbred, inherent, intrinsic, intuitive, untaught
Definition: inborn; natural.
Usage: Her innate capacity for organization

2). Austere
Meaning: Severe, harsh, stiff, reserved, remote, serious
Definition: severe or strict in manner or attitude
Usage:  he was an austere man, with a rigidly puritanical outlook

3). Onerous
Meaning: burdensome, heavy, awkward, oppressive
Definition: (of a task or responsibility) involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty.
Usage: He found his duties increasingly onerous

4). Wanton
Meaning: deliberate, willful, malicious, spiteful, vicious, evil
Definition: (of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked.
Usage: Sheer wanton vandalism

5). Loquacious
Meaning: Talkative, voluble, wordy, rambling                  
Definition: tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
Usage: Never loquacious, Sarah was now totally lost for words

6). Mortify
Meaning: embarrass, shame, abash, appal, crush
Definition: cause (someone) to feel very embarrassed or ashamed.
Usage: She was mortified to see her wrinkles in the mirror

7). Perdition
Meaning: damnation, eternal punishment
Definition: (in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unrepentant person passes after death.
Usage: She used her last banknote to buy herself a square meal before perdition

8). Penance
Meaning: atonement, expiation, self-mortification, penalty
Definition: punishment inflicted on oneself as an outward expression of repentance for wrongdoing.
Usage: He had done public penance for those hasty words

9). Vicissitude
Meaning:  Change, alteration, transformation, shift, switch, turn
Definition: a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
Usage:  Her husband's sharp vicissitudes of fortune

10). Punctilious
Meaning: meticulous, careful, diligent, attentive, studious, rigorous
Definition: showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour..
Usage: He was punctilious in providing every amenity for his guests


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