4 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 – 04.10.2016
1). Accolade  
Meaning: Honour, recognition, privilege, award, gift, title
Definition: an award or privilege granted as a special honour or as an acknowledgement of merit.
Usage: The hotel has won numerous accolades

2). Acrid  
Meaning: pungent, bitter, sharp, sour, tart, harsh, acid, acidic
Definition: unpleasantly bitter or pungent.
Usage:  Acrid smoke

3). Adjunct  
Meaning: Supplement, addition, accompaniment, complement, additive, accessory
Definition: a thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part.
Usage: Computer technology is an adjunct to learning

4). Bolster  
Meaning: pillow, cushion, support, pad, rest
Definition: a long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support
Usage: the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence

5). Orator  
Meaning: Speaker, lecturer, declaimer                           
Definition: a public speaker, especially one who is eloquent or skilled.
Usage: A theatrically effective orator

6). Pacifist
Meaning: Objector, pacifier, concientious
Definition: a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable
Usage: she was a committed pacifist all her life

7). Savour  
Meaning: Suggest, smack of, have a suggestion of
Definition: have a suggestion or trace of (a quality or attribute, typically one considered bad).
Usage: Their genuflections savoured of superstition and popery

8). Surfeit
Meaning: Excess, surplus, abundance, oversupply, avalanche, deluge
Definition: an excessive amount of something.
Usage: A surfeit of food and drink

9). Taciturn   
Meaning:  untalkative, reticent, quiet, mute, dumb, inarticulate
Definition: (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.
Usage:  After such gatherings she would be taciturn and morose

10). Witticism   
Meaning: Joke, quip, witty remark, flash of wit, jest, pun, pleasantry
Definition: a witty remark.

Usage: Maurice roared with laughter at his own witticisms


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