14 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 – 14.10.2016
1). Adhesion
Meaning: sticking, adherence, gluing, fixing, union, festening
Definition: the action or process of adhering to a surface or object.
Usage: The adhesion of the gum strip to the paper

2). Virtuoso
Meaning: genius, expert, master, artist, doyen
Definition: a person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit
Usage:  A celebrated clarinet virtuoso

3). Waif  
Meaning: ragamuffin, guttersnipe
Definition: a homeless, neglected, or abandoned person, especially a child.
Usage: she is foster-mother to various waifs and strays

4). Ulterior
Meaning: Secondary, underlying, undisclosed, unexpressed, unapparent, hidden, covert
Definition: existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden.
Usage: could there be an ulterior motive behind his request?

5). Telltale
Meaning: revealing, revelatory, meaningful, significant, meaning  
Definition: revealing, indicating, or betraying something.
Usage: The telltale bulge of a concealed weapon

6). Stupor
Meaning: daze, state of senselessness
Definition: a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility
Usage: A drunken stupor

7). Rescind
Meaning: revoke, repeal, cancel, overtrun, annul, withdraw
Definition: revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement).
Usage: the government eventually rescinded the directive

8). Acrimony
Meaning: rancor, ill feeling, bad blood, animosity, bitterness
Definition: bitterness or ill feeling.
Usage: the AGM dissolved into acrimony

9). Diminish
Meaning: decrease, decline, reduce, lessen
Definition: make or become less.
Usage:  The new law is expected to diminish the government's chances

10). Mirth  
Meaning: merriment, high spirits, cheer, gaiety, fun, jollity, joy
Definition: amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.
Usage: his six-foot frame shook with mirth


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