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:
Fauna (FAW nuh) n: animals
We saw little evidence of fauna on our walk through the woods. We did, however, see plenty of flora, or plants.
Flora and fauna means plants and animals. The terms are used particularly in describing what lives in a particular region or environment.
Arctic fauna are very different from tropical fauna.
Notice that Fauna is the word, ‘FAW nuh’ is the pronunciation, n signifies a noun. This is followed by meaning ‘ animals ‘ . and examples to show how you can use the word.
1. Fabrication (FAB ruh KAY shun) n: a lie, something made up
My story about being the Prince of Jodhpur was a fabrication. I’m really the Sultan of Delhi.
The suspected murderer’s alibi turned out to be an elaborate fabrication. In other words, he was lying. He said that he hadn’t killed the victim.
To create a fabrication is to fabricate.
2. Facetious (fuh SEE shus) adj: humorous, not serious, clumsily humorous
Rohit was sent to the principal’s office for making a facetious remark about the intelligence of the Sanskrit teacher.
Our proposal about shipping our town’s garbage to the moon was facetious, but the first selectman took it seriously.
3. Facile (FAS il) adj: fluent, skillful in a superficial way, easy
The word facile almost always contains this sense of superficiality.
Nausheen’s poems were facile rather than truly accomplished. If you read them closely, you soon realized they were filled with clichés.
The bank president was a facile speaker. He could speak engagingly on almost any topic with very little preparation. He spoke with great facility.
4. Farcical (FARS i kul) adj: absurd, ludicrous
Farcical means like a farce, which is mockery or a ridiculous satire.
The serious play quickly turned farcical when the leading man’s belt broke and his pants fell to his ankles.
The formerly secret documents detailed the CIA’s farcical attempt to discredit Fidel Castro by sprinkling his shoes with a powder that was supposed to make his beard fall out.
5. Fastidious (fa STID ee us) adj: meticulous, demanding, finicky almost before they hit the floor
Karan was so fastidious in his work habits that he needed neither a wastebasket nor an eraser.
The fastidious secretary was nearly driven mad by her boss, who used the floor as a file cabinet and his desk as a pantry.
6. Fatalist (FATE uh list) n: someone who believes that future events are already determined and that humans are powerless to change them
Fatalist is closely related to the word fate. A fatalist is someone who believes that fate determines everything.
The old man was fatalist about his illness, believing there was no sense in worrying about something over which he had no control.
Nihar Chaugule was such a fatalist that he never wore a seat belt. He said that if he was meant to die in a car accident, there was nothing he could do to prevent it.
To be fatalist is to be fatalistic.
7. Fatuous (FACH oo us) adj: foolish silly, idiotic
Aishwarya is so pretty that her suitors are often driven to fatuous acts of devotion. They are infatuated with her.
8. Fecund (FEE kund, FEK und) adj: fertile, productive
The fecund mother rabbit gave birth to hundreds and hundreds of little rabbits.
The philosopher’s imagination was so fecund that ideas hopped out of him like so many baby rabbits.
Our compost heap became increasingly fecund as it decomposed.
The state of being fecund is fecundity (fi KUN di tee).
9. Felicity (fi LIS i TEE) n: happiness, skillfulness, especially at expressing things, adeptness
Love was not all felicity for Nooria and Aditya. They argued all the time. In fact their relationship was characterized by infelicity.
Shakespeare wrote with great felicity. His works are filled with felicitous expressions.
10. Fervor (FUR vur) n: great warmth or earnestness, ardor, zeal
Avid soccer fans frequently display their fervor for the game by throwing food at bad players.
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