Dear Banking/Recruitment exams Candidates
After reading our daily tips, tricks and quizzes on different subjects and sections, we got endless requests from candidates for help in improving vocabulary and improve the performance in English section of banking/recruitment exams.
We have started posting a list 10 vocabulary words along with their meaning and pronunciation, 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 is your 10 vocabulary words challenge for today:
1. Ebullient (i BUL yunt) adj: boiling; bubbling with excitement; exuberant
A boiling liquid can be called ebullient. However this word is used to describe excited or enthusiastic people.
The roaring crowd at Indore stadium was ebullient.
Shashika was ebullient after her Roadies interview.
Someone or something that is ebullient is characterized by ebullience.
2. Eccentric (ik SEN trik) adj: not conventional; a little kooky; irregular
The eccentric inventor spent all his waking hours fiddling with what he said was a time machine but was actually just an old telephone booth.
Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and even Elon musk are eccentric in nature.
The rocket followed an eccentric course; first it veered in one direction, then it veered in another, then it crashed.
3. Eclectic (i KLEK tik) adj: choosing the best from many sources; drawn from many sources
Madhur’s taste in music is eclectic. He likes Hard rock and classical along with EDM.
The eclectic menu at the royal wedding included dishes from many different countries.
Amit’s eclectic reading made him well rounded.
4. Edify (ED uh FYE) v: to enlighten; to instruct, especially in moral or religious matters
We found the Pandit’s sermon on the importance of not eating beans to be most edifying.
The teacher’s goal was to edify her students, not to force a handful of facts down their throats.
We would have felt lost at the art show had not the excellent and informative programs been provided for our edification.
5. Efface (I FASE) v: to erase; to rub away the features of
The inscription on the tombstone had been effaced by centuries of weather.
The vandals effaced the delicate carving by rubbing it with sandpaper.
We tried to efface the dirty words that had been written on the front of our house, but nothing would remove them.
To be self-effacing is to be modest. Rajyawardhan Singh Rathod is self-effacing; He won an Olympic gold medal and all he said was “Aw, shucks. I’m just a regular fellow.”
6. Effusion (I FYOO zhun) n: a pouring forth
When the child was rescued from the well there was an intense effusion of emotion from the crowd that had gathered around the hole.
The madman’s writings consisted of a steady effusion of nonsense.
To be effusive is to be highly emotional.
7. Egalitarian (I GAL I TAIR ee un) adj: believing in the social and economic equality of all people.
People often lose interest in egalitarian measures when such measures interfere with their own interests.
Egalitarian can also be used as a noun to characterize a person. An egalitarian advocates egalitarianism.
8. Egocentric (EE goh SEN trik) adj: selfish; believing that one is the centre of everything
Mandal was so egocentric that he could never give anyone else credit for doing anything.
Egocentric Dharmesh never read the newspaper unless there was something in it about him.
It never occurred to the egocentric musician that his audiences might like to hear someone else’s songs every once in a while.
An egoist is an egocentric Person. He believes the entire universe exists for his benefit.
An egotist is another type of egocentric. An egotist is one who tells everyone how wonderful he is.
9. Egregious (I GREE Jus) adj extremely bad; flagrant
Save his word for things that are worse than bad.
The whole episode was handled egregiously.
Ranveer’s manners were egregious; he ate his mashed potatoes with his fingers and slurped the peas right off his plate.
10. Elicit (i LIS it) v: to bring out; to call forth
The interviewer skillfully elicited our true feelings by asking questions that got to the heart of the matter.
The defendant tried to elicit the sympathy of the jury by appearing at the trial in a wheelchair, but the jury convicted him anyway.
Don’t confuse this word with illicit.
Dont forget to use atleast 4-5 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. 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 exam. Remember