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Vocabulary words- February 2019



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Vocabulary words: 28-02-2019

Waggish

Adjective

Meaning: Someone who is mischievous and humorous.

Usage: The Waggish students played computer games when they were taken to the computer lab to learn the basics of a computer.

waggish: someone who is humorous and mischievous
waggish: someone who is humorous and mischievous

 27-02-2019

Promulgate

Noun

Meaning: to communicate the public about an idea; to implement a law or declaration.

Usage: The Central Government promulgated many laws to uplift the weaker sections of the society.

promulgate: to communicate the public about an idea; to implement a law or declaration.
promulgate: to communicate the public about an idea; to implement a law or declaration.

 

 

26-02-2019

Prowess

Noun

Meaning: ability, skill or talent in doing something.

Usage: The interviewer might conduct many rounds of interview to test your capability and prowess.

prowess: skill or ability to do somethingprowess: skill or ability to do somethingprowess: skill or ability to do something
prowess: skill or ability to do something

 

 25-02-2019

Twaddle

Noun

Meaning: A speech or writing which is rubbish and trivial; nonsense and foolish talk.

Usage: I don’t enjoy reading Chetan Bhagat’s twaddle.

Twaddle: A speech or writing which is rubbish and nonsense
Twaddle: A speech or writing which is rubbish and nonsense

 

24-02-2019

Tout

Verb

Meaning:  Speaking of something in a positive way often with an intent to advertise or to popularize it and influence people to accept or buy it.

Usage: Although most of the celebrities use world class top notch products, they often tout for local product, they often tout for local products through advertising.

tout: speaking of something in a positive way often with an intent to advertise or to popularize it.
tout: speaking of something in a positive way often with an intent to advertise or to popularize it.

 

 23-02-2019

Proletariat:

Noun

Meaning: Industrial Working class engaged in unskilled jobs, manual tasks and works.

Usage: Proletarian revolution gained momentum when it received the support of socialists.

Proletariat: Industrial working class engaged in unskilled and manual labour
Proletariat: Industrial working class engaged in unskilled and manual labor.

 

 22-02-2019

Prerogative

Noun

Meaning: A right or a privilege that is exclusive to a particular person, group, class or association.

Usage: Amendments to the constitution is exclusive the prerogative of the members of the legislative assembly.

Prerogative: Right or Privilege specific to a particular person, class or a section.
Prerogative: Right or Privilege specific to a particular person, class or a section.

 

21-02-2019

Iconoclast

Noun

Meaning:  Someone who strongly opposes or criticizes traditional customs, beliefs, and established ideologies.

Usage: Not all modern people are iconoclasts. There are also many people who adopt a modern lifestyle and yet respect age-old ideologies and traditions. 

Iconoclast: Someone who attacks traditions and established ideologies
Iconoclast: Someone who attacks traditions and established ideologies

 

20-02-2019

Wangle

Verb

Meaning: Achieve something by convincing someone often in a fraudulent manner.

Usage: Peter managed to wangle an appointment with the prince of the state.

Wangle: Achieve something by convincing someone often in a fraudulent manner.
Wangle: Achieve something by convincing someone often in a fraudulent manner.

 

19-02-2019

Philologist

Noun

Meaning: A person who studies the origin and development of language and literature.

Usage: The workshop conducted by a philologist on ‘the languages of the world’ received a positive response.

philologist: a person who studies the origin and development of language and literature
philologist: a person who studies the origin and development of language and literature

 

 18-02-2019

Concierge

Noun

Meaning: A hotel employee/staff who assists and helps the guests and visitors at a hotel.

Usage: After the room was booked in the hotel, the concierge assisted us in shifting the luggage to the room.

concierge: A hotel employee/staff who assists and helps the guests and visitors at a hotel.
concierge: A hotel employee/staff who assists and helps the guests and visitors at a hotel.

 

 17-02-2019

Adulation

Adjective

Meaning: Immoderately praising or admiring someone than they actually deserve.

Usage: Though the movie was slammed by many critics for poor direction and inappropriate star-cast, it was well received with adulation from the fans.

Adulation: Immoderate praise and admiration
Adulation: Immoderate praise and admiration

 

16-02-2019

Resplendent

Adjective

Meaning: Having an attractive, brilliant and splendid appearance.

Usage: Tanya looks resplendent in her wedding gown.

Resplendent: attractive, brilliant and splendid
Resplendent: attractive, brilliant and splendid

 

15-02-2019

Impudent

Adjective 

Meaning: Someone who is rude, shamelessly bold and who doesn’t respect.

Usage: A leader who advocates the philosophy of democracy shall never be impudent.

Impudent: Someone who is rude and doesn't respect
Impudent: Someone who is rude and doesn’t respect

 

14-02-2019

Connoisseur

Noun

Meaning: Someone who is skilled and has proficient knowledge of subjects like art, food, music etc.

Usage: The art event in the city is being attended by many art connoisseurs from across the country.

Connoisseur: Skilled or expert in art, food, music etc.
Connoisseur: Skilled or expert in art, food, music etc.

 

13-02-2019

Immaculate

Adjective

Meaning: Something which is neat clean and spotless.

Usage: The University has large corridors with immaculate gardens.

Immaculate: neat, clean and spotless.
Immaculate: neat, clean and spotless.

 

12-02-2019

Prolix

Adjective

Meaning: A text or a speech that contains too many words and therefore making it boring and difficult to understand.

Usage: The speech by the guest at the event was so prolix that half of the audience left the event.

 

Prolix: a text or speech that has too many words making it boring and difficult to understand
Prolix: a text or speech that has too many words making it boring and difficult to understand

 

11-02-2019

 

Equivocal

Adjective

Meaning: Language that is not clear and has different interpretations; vague and ambiguous.

Usage: Some of the concepts explained by the lecturer in the class seemed so equivocal.

Equivocal: Language that is vague and ambiguous
Equivocal: Language that is vague and ambiguous

 

10-02-2019

Punctilious

Adjective

Meaning:  A behavior that has a keen attention to details and is appropriate.

Usage: The Judge was honest and punctilious in his judgment.

Punctilious: Keen attention to details and appropriate
Punctilious: Keen attention to details and appropriate

 

09-02-2019

Knack

Noun

Meaning: An ability or a skillful way of performing.

Usage: Tom has a knack for influencing people to speak for him.

Knack: An ability or skillful way of doing something
Knack: An ability or skillful way of doing something

 

08-02-2019

Acumen

Noun

Meaning: Capable of taking the right decisions quickly at the right time.

Usage: The HR Manager of our company has the acumen to recruit right and qualified people

Acumen: Capable of taking the right decisions
Acumen: Capable of taking the right decisions

 

07-02-2019

Conscientious:

Adjective

Meaning: Thorough, Hardworking, and careful in a task, job or activity.

Usage: The invigilator appointed for the final exams was conscientious about his duty.

Conscientious: Thorough and Careful
Conscientious: Thorough and Careful

 

06-02-2019

Flatter:

Verb

Meaning: Compliment, praise or admire someone with an objective of pursuing your own interests.

Usage: With an objective to receive promotion and hike in the salary, joe pleased his boss with flattery.

Flatter: compliment and praise that is unnecessary
Flatter: compliment and praise that is unnecessary

 

Vocabulary words: 05-02-2019

Taciturn:

Adjective

Meaning: Someone who is reserved and Untalkative

Usage: Nikky is a taciturn woman. She doesn’t express her views openly.

Taciturn: Reserved and Untalkative
Taciturn: Reserved and Untalkative

 

04-02-2019

Probity

Noun

Meaning: Following the principles of integrity, honesty, truthfulness.

Usage: The University only recruits the people with reputations of probity.

Probity: quality of Integrity
Probity: quality of Integrity

 

03-02-2019

Jubilation

Noun

Meaning: Celebrating happiness and rejoicing triumph.

Usage: when the company announced an extra bonus, the employees and the entire floor was in jubilation.

Jubilation: Happy and Rejoicing
Jubilation: Happy and Rejoicing

02-02-2019

Efficacious

Adjective

Meaning: Capable of producing the required output, outcome, results.

Usage: Bella is completely fine. Her ayurvedic treatment was efficacious.

Efficacious: Capable of producing the required result
Efficacious: Capable of producing the required result

February 1

Gratifying

Adjective

Meaning: Giving or Causing Pleasure, Satisfaction; Pleasant, Enjoyable

Usage:  It is gratifying to see our children achieving their goals and objectives.

Gratifying: Giving Satisfaction
Gratifying: Giving Satisfaction

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