24 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 – 24.10.2016
1). Capricious 
Meaning: fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable, unstable, mercurial, erratic
Definition: given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour..
Usage: A capricious and often brutal administration

2). Empirical 
Meaning: seen, factual, actual, real, verifable, first-hand
Definition: based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.
Usage:  They provided considerable empirical evidence to support their argument

3). Esoteric 
Meaning: abstruse, obscure, arcane, cryptic, difficult, puzzling
Definition: intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.
Usage: Esoteric philosophical debates

4). Inevitable  
Meaning: unavoidable, certain, sure, fated, inexorable
Definition: certain to happen; unavoidable.
Usage: war was inevitable

5). Ostentatious
Meaning: showy, loud, fancy, ornate, affected, actorly, kitsch  
Definition: characterized by pretentious or showy display; designed to impress.
Usage: A simple design that is glamorous without being ostentatious

6). Poignant
Meaning: moving, sad, touching, tearful, pitiful, tragic
Definition: evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
Usage: A poignant reminder of the passing of time

7). Sarcastic
Meaning: Sardonic, ironic, satirical
Definition: marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt
Usage: Making sarcastic comments

8). Vain
Meaning: conceited, egoistic, egocentric, self-loving
Definition: having or showing an excessively high opinion of one's appearance, abilities, or worth.
Usage: Their flattery made him vain

9). Trauma
Meaning: Injury, damage, hurt, wound, sore, cut, lesion
Definition: physical injury.
Usage:  Rupture of the diaphragm caused by blunt trauma

10). Aloof
Meaning: distant, detached, unresponsive, remote, stuffy
Definition: not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.
Usage: They were courteous but faintly aloof


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