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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.
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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.
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.
Meaning: Unable to think properly; Confused; Puzzled
Usage: Tony stood bemused at the parking area unable to find his Car.
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.
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.
Meaning: Amazing, Magnificent, Wonderful.
Usage: ‘Awe, What a frabjous day it is !’ All of us finally agreed to sort out the differences amongst us’
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.
Meaning: A standard or a base for judging and deciding something.
Usage: In choosing a skilled cook, the right criterion is creativity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meaning: A speech or a piece of writing which makes no sense and is utterly foolish.
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.
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.
Meaning: Powerful, Strong and capable of influencing.
Usage: The Vice-chancellor appreciated the gold medallist and said that he would become a puissant man.
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.
Meaning: Intelligent, clever or skillful in thinking or moving.
Usage: The teacher was adroit at asking questions and dealing with mischievous children.
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.
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.
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Meaning: Growing and developing vigorously and successfully
Example: Impact of Globalization and the growth of FDI has created many flourishing opportunities for young entrepreneurs.
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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.
- 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.
- Understand the root words. This will make your job easier.
- Use flashcards to memorize the new words.
- Read everyday
- Make a note of word that you don’t know and refer that in a dictionary.
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