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:
Extol (ik STOHEL) v: to praise highly, to laud
The millionaire extolled the citizen who returned his gold watch, and then rewarded him with a heartfelt handshake.
Notice that Extol is the word, ‘ik STOHEL’ is the pronunciation, v signifies its a verb. This is followed by meaning ‘ to praise highly, to laud ‘ . and one sentence to show how you can use the word.
1. Extraneous (ik STRAY nee us) adj: unnecessary, irrelevant, extra
To be extraneous is to be extra, but always with the sense of being unnecessary. Extra ice cream would never be extraneous, unless everyone had already eaten so much that no one wanted any more.
The book’s feeble plot was buried in a lot of extraneous material about a talking dog.
The soup contained several extraneous ingredients, including hair, sand and a single dead fly.
2. Extrapolate (ik STRAP uh LATE) v: to project or deduce from some-thing known, to infer
Narayana’s estimates were extrapolated from last year’s data. He simply took all the old numbers and doubled them.
Jacob came up with a probable recipe by extrapolating from the taste of the cookies he had eaten at the store.
By extrapolating from a handful of pottery fragments, the archaeologists formed a possible picture of the ancient civilization.
To extrapolate, a scientist uses the facts he has to project to facts outside.
To interpolate, he tries to fill the gaps within his data.
3. Extricate (EK struch KATE) v: to free from a difficulty
It took two and a half days to extricate the little girl from the abandoned well into which she had fallen.
Garima had no trouble driving her car into the ditch, but she needed a tow truck to extricate it.
4. Extrovert (EK stroh vurt) v: an open, outgoing person, a person whose attention is focused on others rather than on himself or herself
The little girl was quite an extrovert. She walked boldly into the roomful of strange adults and struck up a friendly conversation.
Shashi was an extrovert in the sense that he was always more interested in other people’s business than in his own.
An introvert is a person whose attention is directed inward and who is concerned with little outside himself or herself.
Afzal was an introvert. He spent virtually all his time in his room, writing in his diary and talking to himself. An introvert is usually introspective.
5. Exult (ig ZULT) v: to rejoice, to celebrate
Exult and exalt have distinct though similar meanings. The spelling team exulted in its victory over the pronunciation club at the badminton finals. They were exalted by the spectators as true champions.
6. Exonerate (ig ZON uh RATE) v: to free completely from blame, to exculpate
The defendant, who had always claimed he wasn’t guilty, expected to be exonerated by the testimony of his best friend.
Our dog was exonerated when we discovered that it was in fact the cat that had eaten all the chocolate chip cookies.
7. Expatriate (eks PAY tree ATE) v: to throw (someone) out of his or her native land, to move away from one’s native land, to emigrate
The rebels were expatriated by the nervous general, who feared that they would cause trouble if they were allowed to remain in the country.
India has quite a expatriate population in Australia
8. Expedient (ik SPEE dee unt) adj: providing an immediate advantage, serving one’s immediate self-interest, practical
Since the basement had nearly filled with water, the plumber felt it would be expedient to clear out the drain.
The candidate’s position in favor of higher pay for teachers was an expedient one adopted for the national teachers’ convention and abandoned shortly afterward.
Expedient can also be used as a noun. The car repairman did not have his tool kit handy, so he used chewing gum as an expedient to patch a hole.
9. Expedite (EK spi DITE) v: to speed up or ease the progress of
The post office expedited mail delivery by hiring more letter carriers.
The lawyer expedited the progress of our case through the courts by bribing a few judges.
Flipkart has a expedite return policy.
10. Explicit (ik SPLIS it) adj: clearly and directly expressed
The explicit movie received an x-rating.
The machine’s instructions were explicit. They told us exactly what to do.
No one explicitly asked us to set the barn on fire, but we got the impression that that was what we were supposed to do.
Implicit means indirectly expressed or implied.
Vijaya’s dissatisfaction with our work was implicit in his expression, although he never criticized us directly.
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