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30-04-2019

Contrite

Adjective

Meaning: feeling and admitting the guilt or wrong committed by self.

Usage: She was contrite for her behavior yesterday. She admitted her mistake and rendered an apology letter.

Vocabulary Builder Contrite: Feeling and Admitting the guilt or wrong committed by self.
Vocabulary Builder Contrite: Feeling and Admitting the guilt or wrong committed by self.

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29-04-2019

Tyro

Noun

Meaning: Someone who is inexperienced and has little knowledge, or skill of something; A beginner, trainee or a newbie.

Usage: Tim was a tryo in vocabulary and grammar a few months ago, but his dedication and zeal to learn made him an expert in the English language.

Tyro: Someone who is inexperienced and has little knowledge or skill of something; A beginner, trainee or a newbie.
Tyro: Someone who is inexperienced and has little knowledge or skill of something; A beginner, trainee or a newbie.

28-04-2019

Pungent

Adjective

Meaning: Taste or smell that is sharp, strong, spicy or acidic.

Usage: Since the restaurant has an open kitchen, many guests complained about the pungent smell in the atmosphere.

Vocabulary Builder Pungent: Taste or smell that is sharp, strong, spicy or acidic.
Vocabulary Builder Pungent: Taste or smell that is sharp, strong, spicy or acidic.

27-04-2019

Bemused

Adjective

Meaning: Unable to think properly; Confused; Puzzled

Usage: Tony stood bemused at the parking area unable to find his Car.

Vocabulary Builder Bemused: Unable to think properly; Confused; Puzzled.
Vocabulary Builder Bemused: Unable to think properly; Confused; Puzzled.

26-04-2019

Parvenu

Noun

Meaning: Someone from the low social position suddenly acquires wealth, position and power.

Usage: When the parvenu won the lottery, he had joined social clubs, took partnership in businesses and took every possible measure to portray himself as the wealthiest businessman.

Vocabulary Builder Parvenu: Someone from the low social position suddenly acquires wealth, position and power.
Vocabulary Builder Parvenu: Someone from the low social position suddenly acquires wealth, position and power.

25-04-2019

Pussyfoot

Verb

Meaning: To refrain from expressing an opinion or taking a decision; being cautious and careful about what you say because you are frightened or uncertain.

Usage: When you participate in group discussions and debates, you don’t pussyfoot. You just express your ideas and opinions frankly.

Vocabulary Builder Pussyfoot: To refrain from expressing an opinion or taking a decision; Being cautious and careful about what you say because you are frightened or uncertain.
Vocabulary Builder Pussyfoot: To refrain from expressing an opinion or taking a decision; Being cautious and careful about what you say because you are frightened or uncertain.

24-04-2019

Frabjous

Adjective

Meaning: Amazing, Magnificent, Wonderful.

Usage:Awe, What a frabjous day it is !’ All of us finally agreed to sort out the differences amongst us’

Vocabulary Builder Frabjous: Amazing, Magnificent, Wonderful
Vocabulary Builder Frabjous: Amazing, Magnificent, Wonderful

23-04-2019

Unanimous

Adjective

Meaning: total agreement between/among two or more people; accord or consent among the members.

Usage: The decision to elect the vice-president of the Party by means of voting was unanimous.

Vocabulary Builder Unanimous: Total agreement between/among two or more people; Accord or consent among the members.
Vocabulary Builder Unanimous: Total agreement between/among two or more people; Accord or consent among the members.

22-04-2019

Criterion

Noun

Meaning: A standard or a base for judging and deciding something.

Usage: In choosing a skilled cook, the right criterion is creativity.

Vocabulary Builder Criterion: A standard or a base for judging and deciding something.
Vocabulary Builder Criterion: A standard or a base for judging and deciding something.

21-04-2019

Pugnacious

Adjective

Meaning: Quick or eager to quarrel, argue or fight; expressing one’s opinion forcefully and in an aggressive manner.

Usage: Tanya’s pugnacious behavior is one reason why many of her friends avoid talking to her.

Vocabulary Builder: Pugnacious: Quick or eager to quarrel, argue or fight; expressing one's opinion forcefully and in an aggressive manner.
Vocabulary Builder: Pugnacious: Quick or eager to quarrel, argue or fight; expressing one’s opinion forcefully and in an aggressive manner.

20-4-2019

Fallacy

Noun

Meaning: An idea or belief that seems to be true but is actually false and misleading.

Usage: It is a common fallacy that only women are good at cooking.

Vocabulary Builder Fallacy: An idea or belief that seems to be true but is actually false and misleading.
Vocabulary Builder Fallacy: An idea or belief that seems to be true but is actually false and misleading.

19-4-2019

Fawning

Adjective

Meaning: Praising someone too much or displaying exaggerated affection especially with an intention to gain some favor.

Usage: Since John wanted a promotion, he spends most of his time fawning over his higher officials.

Vocabulary Builder: Fawning: Praising someone too much or displaying exaggerated affection especially with an intention to gain some favor.
Vocabulary Builder: Fawning: Praising someone too much or displaying exaggerated affection especially with an intention to gain some favor.

18-4-2019

Prodigy

Noun

Meaning: A young child who is extremely talented and shows exceptional skills and abilities.

Usage: Peter is considered a prodigy ever since he won the National level chess championship.

Vocabulary Builder: Prodigy: A young child who is extremely talented and shows exceptional skills and  abilities
Vocabulary Builder: Prodigy: A young child who is extremely talented and shows exceptional skills and abilities

17-4-2019

Ambivalent

Adjective

Meaning: Characterized by mixed Feelings about someone or something; Uncertain and Indecisive about someone or something.

Usage: Patricia was ambivalent about her weekend vacation because she had many things pending on her to-do list.

Vocabulary Builder Ambivalent: Characterized by mixed feelings about someone or something; Uncertain and indecisive about someone or something.
Vocabulary Builder Ambivalent: Characterized by mixed feelings about someone or something; Uncertain and indecisive about someone or something.

16-4-2019

Propitious

Adjective

Meaning: Indicating favorable results or showing great chances of success.

Usage: Since the circumstances were propitious, the political party had decided to give the ticket to a young eligible and a popular figure.

Vocabulary Builder Propitious: Indicating favorable results; showing great chances of success.
Vocabulary Builder Propitious: Indicating favorable results; showing great chances of success.

15-4-2019

Tawdry

Adjective

Meaning: Attractive and flashy in appearance but poor and cheap in quality.

Example: Though the wedding gown was fabulous, the jewellery that she wore was a bit tawdry.

Vocabulary Builder Tawdry: Attractive and flashy in appearance but poor and cheap in quality.
Vocabulary Builder Tawdry: Attractive and flashy in appearance but poor and cheap in quality.

14-4-2019

Cantankerous

Adjective

Meaning: Someone who is bad-tempered, and difficult to deal; Argumentative, Uncooperative and Irritating.

Usage: Keith often complains that his sales manager is mean, biased and cantankerous.

Vocabulary Builder:  Cantankerous: Someone who is bad-tempered, and difficult to deal; Argumentative, Uncooperative and irritating.
Vocabulary Builder: Cantankerous: Someone who is bad-tempered, and difficult to deal; Argumentative, Uncooperative and irritating.

13-4-2019

Espouse

Verb

Meaning: To advocate or to support a particular belief, cause or ideology.

Usage: Swami Vivekananda espoused the ideology of spiritual enlightenment for the youth of India.

Vocabulary Builder Espouse: To advocate or support a particular, belief, cause or ideology.
Vocabulary Builder Espouse: To advocate or support a particular, belief, cause or ideology.

12-4-2019

Congruous

Adjective

Meaning: To be in a harmonious agreement; to Confirm to the agreement or requirement of a situation.

Usage: Congruous in their decision to buy a home, their only battle is to choose between an independent home and an apartment.

congruence: To be in a harmonious agreement;  to Confirm to the agreement or requirement of a situation.
congruence: To be in a harmonious agreement; to Confirm to the agreement or requirement of a situation.

11-4-2019

Innocuous

Adjective

Meaning: Not likely to harm, offend or upset anyone; Harmless and not offensive.

Usage: Tanya took offense at Tim’s innocuous comment about her spicy meal.

Vocabulary Builder Innocuous: Not likely to harm, offend or upset anyone; Harmless and not offensive
Vocabulary Builder Innocuous: Not likely to harm, offend or upset anyone; Harmless and not offensive

10-4-2019

Plausibility

Noun

Meaning: Seeming to be believable, reasonable and is likely to be accepted as truth.

Usage: The principal of the school goes on to test the plausibility of a fuel-free vehicle designed by the students.

Vocabulary Builder: Plausibility: Seeming to be believable, reasonable and is likely to be accepted as truth.

9-4-2019

Gibberish

Noun

Meaning: A speech or a piece of writing which makes no sense and is utterly foolish.

Usage: Although, all the tickets were sold, the majority of the audience left in the middle of the show when the comedian started talking gibberish.

Gibberish: A speech or a piece of writing which makes no sense and is utterly foolish.
Gibberish: A speech or a piece of writing which makes no sense and is utterly foolish.

8-4-2019

Pantomime

Noun

Meaning: 1. A Musical entertainer based on funny stories and jokes for children. 2. A drama or a play that involves an expression of body, face, gesture along with music

Usage: While the Children enjoyed watching pantomimes at the fair we went shopping for groceries.

Vocabulary builder Pantomime:    1. A Musical entertainer based on funny stories and jokes for children. 2. A drama or a play that involves an expression of body, face, gesture along with music
Vocabulary builder: Pantomime: 1. A Musical entertainer based on funny stories and jokes for children. 2. A drama or a play that involves an expression of body, face, gesture along with music

7-4-2019

Nepotism

Noun

Meaning: The practice of granting undue favor to one’s own relatives and friends in jobs, businesses, sports, entertainment, etc; Favoritism; Partiality

Usage: Kangana Ranaut (a Bollywood Actress) takes a dig at Karan Johar by calling him the flag bearer of Nepotism on the show Coffee With Karan.

Vocabulary Builder Nepotism: The practice of granting undue favour to one's own relatives and friends in jobs, businesses, sports, entertainment etc. Favoritism, Partiality.
Vocabulary Builder Nepotism: The practice of granting undue favour to one’s own relatives and friends in jobs, businesses, sports, entertainment etc. Favoritism, Partiality.

6-4-2019

Puissant

Adjective

Meaning: Powerful, Strong and capable of influencing.

Usage: The Vice-chancellor appreciated the gold medallist and said that he would become a puissant man.

Vocabulary Builder: 06-04-2019  Puissant : Powerful, Strong and Capable of influencing.
Vocabulary Builder: 06-04-2019
Puissant : Powerful, Strong and Capable of influencing.

5-4-2019

palsy-walsy

Adjective

Meaning: Being or appearing to be excessively friendly or intimate.

Usage: Tim kept a close eye on his son because he was getting palsy-walsy with the street goons.

Palsy-Walsy: Being or appearing to be excessively intimate or friendly.

Vocabulary Builder 05-04-2019
Palsy-Walsy: Being or appearing to be excessively intimate or friendly.

4-4-2019

Adroit

Adjective

Meaning: Intelligent, clever or skillful in thinking or moving.

Usage: The teacher was adroit at asking questions and dealing with mischievous children.

Adroit:  Intelligent, clever or skillful in thinking or moving.
Vocabulary Builder 04-04-2019
Adroit: Intelligent, clever or skillful in thinking or moving.

3-4-2019

Clique

Noun

Meaning: An exclusive narrow group of people united to pursue a common interest or to fulfill a common objective.

Usage: The Chess team in the school is a real clique; they all work together, move together and eat together.

Vocabulary Builder: Clique: An exclusive narrow group of people united to pursue a common interest or to fulfill a common objective.
Clique: An exclusive narrow group of people united to pursue a common interest or to fulfill a common objective.

2-4-2019

Grinning

Adjective

Meaning: To laugh in such a manner that completely shows the teeth

Usage: The Children at the park were grinning when the joker presented the gifts in a funny manner.

Grinning: To laugh in such a manner that completely shows the teeth.
Grinning: To laugh in such a manner that completely shows the teeth

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1-4-2019 

Flourishing

Adjective

Meaning: Growing and developing vigorously and successfully

Example: Impact of Globalization and the growth of FDI has created many flourishing opportunities for young entrepreneurs.

Flourishing: Growing and developing vigorously and successfully.
Flourishing: Growing and developing vigorously and successfully.

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Some Tips to improve vocabulary:

  1. Learn new words every day
  2. Learning new words will not be sufficient, try to include those words in your daily conversations.
  3. Keep discussing those words with someone who is interested in vocabulary.
  4. Carry a dictionary. Wait, that doesn’t mean that you carry a huge bulky dictionary, You have many apps available on both android and ios platforms. Download them.
  5. Understand the root words. This will make your job easier.
  6. Use flashcards to memorize the new words.
  7. Read everyday
  8. Make a note of word that you don’t know and refer that in a dictionary.
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