13 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 – 13.10.2016
1). Corporeal  
Meaning: bodily, fleshly, carnal, human, mortal, earthly
Definition: relating to a person's body, especially as opposed to their spirit.
Usage: He was frank about his corporeal appetites

2). Epigram  
Meaning: quip, witticism, gem, jest, pun, sally
Definition: a pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way
Usage:  a Wildean epigram

3). Laudable  
Meaning: admirable, worthy, deserving, noteworthy, reputable, sterling
Definition: (of an action, idea, or aim) deserving praise and commendation.
Usage: laudable though the aim might be, the results have been criticized

4). Reluctant
Meaning: unwilling, disinclined, unenthusiastic, grudging, resisting
Definition: unwilling and hesitant; disinclined.
Usage: She seemed reluctant to answer

5). Plebiscite
Meaning: Vote, ballot, referendum,  
Definition: the direct vote of all the members of an electorate on an important public question such as a change in the constitution.
Usage: the administration will hold a plebiscite for the approval of constitutional reforms

6). Amateur
Meaning: non-professional, layman, layperson
Definition: a person who engages in a pursuit, especially a sport, on an unpaid basis.
Usage: it takes five years for a top amateur to become a real Tour de France rider

7). Exorcise
Meaning: drive out, cast out, expel
Definition: rid (a person or place) of a supposed evil spirit.
Usage: infants were exorcised prior to baptism

8). Antagonist
Meaning: adversary, opponent, enemy, foe, rival, competitor
Definition: a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary.
Usage: the woman was forcing her antagonist's face into the mud

9). Aberration
Meaning: anomaly, deviation, abnormality, variation, quirk
Definition: a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.
Usage:  they described the outbreak of violence in the area as an aberration

10). Brusque
Meaning: curt, abrupt, blunt, short, terse, brisk, crisp
Definition: abrupt or offhand in speech or manner
Usage: She could be brusque and impatient


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