English Vocabulary (Meaning-Usage) Reference- “The Hindu”

    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.

    1.Anachronistic (v)
    Meaning- chronologically misplaced
    Usage- But if the Order had now become a superfluous anachronism, it had still to be disposed of, and this was no easy task.

    2.Apocryphal (v)
    Meaning- being of questionable authenticity
    Usage- The authorship of the writings ascribed to him in several biographical notices rests on no better authority than the apocryphal statements of Thomas Dempster.

    3.Arboreal (n)
    Meaning- resembling a tree in form and branching structure
    Usage-The greater part of Patagonia is comparatively barren and has no arboreal growth, except in the well-watered valleys of the Andean foothills.

    4.Aspersion (n)
    Meaning- a disparaging remark
    Usage- Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.

    5.Atrophy (v)
    Meaning-a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
    Usage- Many Opisthobranchia have by a process of atrophy lost the typical ctenidium and the mantle skirt, and have developed other organs in their place.

    6.Abject (v)
    Meaning- of the most contemptible kind
    Usage- Ram continued to scream Leela’s name with abject terror as she struggled to raise her head.

    7.Abstruse (v)
    Meaning- difficult to penetrate
    Usage- The abstruse nature of his studies, the mystical character of his writings, and the general indifference of the Romans to such subjects, caused his works to be soon forgotten.

    8.Adumbrate (n)
    Meaning-describe roughly or give the main points or summary of
    Usage-With assistance from the victim, the sketch artist will adumbrate the picture of the robbery suspect.

    9.Aggrandize (v)
    Meaning-add details to
    Usage-It became the nobler ambition of Julius toaggrandize the church, and to re assume the protectorate of the Italian people.

    10.Alacrity (n)
    Meaning- liveliness and eagerness
    Usage-She rose with alacrity and moved away.

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