Learning English – Learn a new word every day – March, 19
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Meaning: A speech or writing that is nonsense or foolish.
Usage: The movie that we saw last weekend was such a load of codswallop. Let’s plan something better this weekend.
Meaning: Concerned only about self-interest; self-centered; self-obsessed and self-seeking.
Usage: Ted’s egocentric behavior has been criticized by many of his colleagues.
Meaning: Use of grand and fancy words with an intention to impress or gain attention.
Usage: The President’s grandiloquent talk was confusing and it didn’t connect well with the people.
Meaning: 1. Fond of a festive and lively atmosphere. 2. Friendly, warm and sociable in nature.
Usage: The Guests at the event thoroughly enjoyed the celebrations and it concluded on a convivial note.
Meaning: A supporter or promoter of an idea, concept or theory.
Usage: She is such a proponent of animal welfare that she contributes a sum of 20 percent of her earnings to animal welfare programmes.
Meaning: An agreement of consensus or harmony between states, people or groups.
Usage: The meeting between the university administration and the students union was marked by Concord; both the parties have agreed to set up a joint committee to resolve the issue.
Meaning: A long speech that is harsh and full of criticism.
Usage: The opposition party launched into a tirade against the ruling party just a few weeks before polling.
Meaning: Silly talk; nonsense talk; foolish behavior and talk.
Usage: People who value time would never engage in such tommyrot.
Meaning: Pleasant, friendly and cordial relationship with each other.
Usage: The dispute between the two parties was finally settled through an amicable agreement.
Meaning: To read and examine something carefully and at length; to read completely and carefully.
Usage: Successful lawyers are those who peruse their client’s cases before they attend the court.
Meaning: A principle or a rule that influences moral thought, action, and behavior.
Usage: Every citizen of a nation is expected to accept and follow the legal percept to lead a purposeful and satisfied life.
Meaning: Someone who is uneducated, unschooled and lacks knowledge and training.
Usage: Many of the schools recruit untutored staff at lower salaries just to cut down their expenditures.
Meaning: Something which is of utmost importance; superior; and Supreme.
Usage: The role of technology in the modern economy is of paramount importance.
Meaning: An action or situation where too much importance is given to trivial matters (unimportant, avoidable matters).
Usage: The newly appointed CEO of the company was removed within a few months. He was believed to be incompetent and his ideas were considered to be pettifogging.
Meaning: Giving too much of importance to rules and details that are small and negligible.
Usage: The director’s pedantic style in film making can bore the
majority of the audience.
Meaning: Being rude and impolite; ill-mannered and disrespectful.
Usage: She was criticized for asking too many impertinent questions.
Meaning: Involving or Practicing strict behavior in religious matters and moral principles; abstaining from self-indulgence and pleasure.
Usage: Tanisha’s parents are extremely Puritanical. They would be upset when they know that she is dating someone.
Meaning: Fabulous; Impressive; Amazing; Fantastic.
Usage: The party that we attended yesterday was amazeballs.
Meaning: Taking excessive pride in oneself; pleased easily with one’s own accomplishments and achievements.
Usage: She was feeling smug when the chief guest complimented her for looks.
Meaning: Communicating ideas and facts clearly and briefly.
Usage: We rarely find news channels today that are succinct and to the point.
Meaning: Outstanding, Distinguished, Exceptional and superior to anything else.
Usage: The Seminar was conducted by preeminent leaders and scholars from various fields.
Meaning: Something which is superficial and not directly related to a concerned issue or topic.
Usage: Instead of speaking about the problems in the locality, the councilor spoke about tangential issues.
Meaning: A huge quantity, an excessive quantity of something; overabundance.
Usage: There’s is a plethora of information about almost everything on the internet.
Meaning: To have an admiration or deep respect for someone or something
Usage: Kim’s family is very conservative and they strictly revere old traditions, customs, and practices.
Meaning: Words or arguments that are full of anger, bitterness, and spiteful.
Usage: The relationship between Tom and Tanya ended in an acrimonious manner.
Meaning: Capable of achieving the required results or output.
Usage: Many scientists and neurological practitioners claim that meditation has the efficacy to calm and relax both body and mind.
Meaning: tending to pacify; to reduce the anger of someone.
Usage: The tone of the customer care executive should always be placatory.
Meaning: Liking, fondness or strong preference for something.
Usage: He has a strong penchant for attending celebrity events and parties.
Meaning: Someone who frequently engages in a sexual relationship with different women; Unfaithful to his wife; Womanizer.
Usage: In the court, she accused her husband of being an outrageous philanderer.
Meaning: Knowledge derived from observations and experiences rather than relying merely on concepts and theories.
Usage: Studies that are based on empirical research are most acceptable among the people in society.
Meaning: Growing and advancing quickly; developing rapidly, flourishing.
Usage: The burgeoning economies have created employment opportunities in various sectors.
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- Learn new words every day
- Learning new words will not be sufficient, try to include those words in your daily conversations.
- Keep discussing those words with someone who is interested in vocabulary.
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- Understand the root words. This will make your job easier.
- Use flashcards to memorize the new words.
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- Make a note of word that you don’t know and refer that in a dictionary.
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