3 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 – 03.10.2016
1). Abdicate
Meaning: resign, retire, quit, stand down
Definition: (of a monarch) renounce one's throne.
Usage: in 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated as German emperor

2). Atrophy
Meaning: waste, become emaciate, wither, shrivel, wilt
Definition: (of body tissue or an organ) waste away, especially as a result of the degeneration of cells, or become vestigial during evolution
Usage:  The calf muscles will atrophy

3). Axiom  
Meaning: Accepted truth, general truth, dictum, truism, principle
Definition: a statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true.
Usage: The axiom that sport builds character

4). Burnish
Meaning: Shine, brighten, smooth,glaze
Definition: polish (something, especially metal) by rubbing..
Usage: Highly burnished armour

5). Cataclysm
Meaning: disaster, calamity, tragedy, art of God, crisis   
Definition: a sudden violent political or social upheaval.
Usage: The cataclysm of the First World War

6). Converge
Meaning: Meet, intersect, cross, connect, link up, coincide
Definition: (of lines) tend to meet at a point..
Usage: a pair of lines of longitude are parallel at the equator but converge toward the poles

7). Delineate
Meaning: describe, set forth, set out, present, outline, depict, portray, represent
Definition: describe or portray (something) precisely..
Usage: The law should delineate and prohibit behaviour which is socially abhorrent

8). Devious
Meaning: underhand, deceitful, dishonest, dubious, dirty
Definition: Showing a skilful use of underhand tactics to achieve goals.
Usage: he's as devious as a politician needs to be

9). Enervate  
Meaning:  exhaust, tire, weary, devitalize, drain, sap, weaken, enfeeble
Definition: make (someone) feel drained of energy or vitality.
Usage:  Enervating heat

10). Esoteric  
Meaning: abstruse, obscure, arcane, cryptic, Delphic
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




 

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