5 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 – 05.10.2016
1). Abeyance  
Meaning: Suspension, remission, reserve, suspense
Definition: a state of temporary disuse or suspension.
Usage: Matters were held in abeyance pending further enquiries

2). Vacillate  
Meaning: dither, teeter, temporize, hesitate, fluctuate
Definition: waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive.
Usage:  I vacillated between teaching and journalism

3). Tantamount
Meaning: equivalent to, equal to, amounting to, as good as, more or less, synonymous with, virtually the same as, much the same as
Definition: equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as
Usage: The resignations were tantamount to an admission of guilt

4). Proximity
Meaning: Closeness, nearness, presence, propinquity
Definition: a nearness in space, time, or relationship
Usage: Do not operate microphones in close proximity to television sets

5). Fulsome   
Meaning: ample, profuse, generous, liberal, lavish          
Definition: complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree
Usage: The press are embarrassingly fulsome in their appreciation

6). Extol  
Meaning: praise enthusiastically, go into raptures about/over, wax lyrical about, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, heap praise on,
Definition: praise enthusiastically
Usage: He extolled the virtues of the Russian peoples

7). Insipid   
Meaning: tasteless, unflavoured, bland, weak, thin
Definition: lacking flavour; weak or tasteless
Usage: Mugs of insipid coffee

8). Incisive
Meaning: Penetrating, acute, sharp, keen, canny, clever, smart, quick
Definition: (of a person or mental process) intelligently analytical and clear-thinking.
Usage: She was an incisive critic

9). Idolatry    
Meaning:  idolization, idolizing, fetishization, worship, worshipping, adulation, adoration, adoring, reverence, glorification
Definition: extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone..
Usage:  We must not allow our idolatry of art to obscure issues of political significance

10). Disdain   
Meaning: scorn, deride, slight, undervalue,  
Definition: consider to be unworthy of one's consideration..

Usage: He disdained his patients as an inferior rabble





 


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