Today we are back with 10 vocabulary words challenge.
Your task would be to checkout those words, pronounce them correctly, understand their meaning and finally come up with sentences and statements which contains those words and convey their meaning. Comment your original sentences in the comments section below. The reason we are encouraging you to do that is because the key to improving vocabulary is using new and difficult words in your own sentences as you tend to remember the meaning once you have used it. You can also see how other candidates have used those words in their sentences and improve your word recall. After this you should use these sentences and words while talking to people. Even if you use the word once while talking to a person, you would realize that your vocabulary is increasing swiftly. The format of each word will be like:
“WORD (pronunciation) part of speech: Meaning
one or two Sentences” . Consider the following example:
Abash (uh BASH) v: to make ashamed, to embarrass.
• Raj felt abashed by his inability to remember his lines in the morning prayers.
• To do something without shame or embarrassment is to do it un-abashedly.
• Shreya handed in a term paper that she had unabashedly copied from the newspaper.
Notice that Abash is the word, ‘uh bash’ is the pronunciation, v signifies its a verb. This is followed by meaning ‘to make ashamed, embarrass’ . There are two-three sentences demonstrating how you can use the word and its antonym.
Candidates set your game brain on, here are the 10 vocabulary words for today:
1. Autonomous (aw TON uh mus) adj: acting independently
• The Western office of the law firm was quite autonomous. It never asked the Central office for permission before it did anything.
• An autonomous nation is one that is independent-it governs itself. It is said to have autonomy.
• To act autonomously is to act on your own authority. If something happens autonomously, it happens all by itself.
2. Avarice (AV ur is) n: greed, excessive love of riches
• The rich man’s avarice was annoying to everyone who wanted to lay hands on some of his money.
• Avarice is the opposite of generosity or philanthropy.
• To be avaricious is to love wealth above all else and not to share it with other people.
3. Avow (uh VOW) v: to claim, to declare boldly, to admit
• At the age of twenty-five, Jeegnesh finally avowed that he couldn’t stand his mother’s fafda jalebi.
• To avow something is to declare or admit something that most people are reluctant to declare or admit. Mr. Kukreja avowed on television that he had never paid any income tax. Shortly afterward, he received a lengthy letter from the Income Tax Department
• An avowed criminal is one who admits he is a criminal. To disavow is to deny or repudiate someone else’s claim. The minister disavowed the allegation that he had embezzled campaign contributions.
4. Avuncular (uh AUNG kyuh lur) adj: like an uncle, especially a nice uncle
• What’s am uncle like? Kind, helpful, generous and understanding and so on in an uncle-y sort of way: This is a fun word to use, although it’s usually hard to find occasions to use it.
5. Awry (uh RYE) adj: off course, twisted to one side
• The hunter’s bullet went awry. Instead of hitting the bear, it hit an-other hunter.
• When we couldn’t find a restaurant, our dinner plans went awry.
• The old man’s hat was awry. It had dipped in front of his left eye.
6. Axiom (AK see um) n: a self-evident rule or truth, a widely accepted saying
• Everything that is living dies is an axiom.
• An axiom in geometry is a rule that doesn’t have to be proved, because its truth is accepted as obvious, self-evident or improvable.
• That the rich get richer is an axiom. It is unquestionable. It is axiomatic.
7. Attrition (uh TRISH un) n: gradual wearing away, weakening or loss, a natural or expected decrease in numbers or size
• Mr. Mehta did not have the heart to fire his workers even though his company was losing millions each year. He altruistically preferred to lose workers through attrition when they moved away, retired or decided to change jobs.
8. Audacity (aw DAS I tee) n: boldness, reckless daring, impertinence
• Maqbool’s soaring leap off the top of the building was an act of great audacity.
• Kunwar had the audacity to tell nice old lady to shut up.
• A person with audacity is said to be audacious. Sherpa made the audacious decision to climb.Mount Everest in bowling shoes.
9. Augment (awg MENT) v: to make bigger, to add or to increase
• The army augmented its attack by sending in a few thousand more soldiers.
• To augment a record collection is to add more records to it.
• The act of augmenting is called augmentation.
10. Auspicious (aw SPISH us) adj: favorable, promising, pointing to a good result
• A clear sky in the morning is an auspicious sign on the day of a picnic.
• The first quarter of the football game was not auspicious. The home team was outscored by seventy Points.
Don’t forget to use at least 5-7 words from the above list in sentences of your own and write them in the comments section below. It will also help us evaluate whether you have used the words properly or not.
Folks, if you are really serious about improving your English, you start here. Don’t be afraid or shy in writing the sentences because of your fear of not writing proper English. Its good to commit mistakes now rather than in the exam. Always remember