AN EASY WAY TO LEARN VOCABULARY PART – II

1.   
ABUT
Meaning: :-
to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often followed by on,
upon, or against
Memory tip: The
old, boring movie ‘Hum Saath Saath hain’ could be remembered as :- ‘Hum ABUT
ABUT hain’ 
Usages:
This piece of land abuts on a street.

2.   
 PROFFER
Meaning: 
an offer or proposal
 Memory key : Chalo
bulaawa aaya hai (IPL)  could be said as :-  Chalo PROFFER aaya hai (IPL) 
Usages: If
you don’t get what you want you could then proffer your notice
3.   
CERTITUDE
Meaning : means
absolute confidence in something or an unquestioning belief in something.
Memory key :
Pehle Istemaal karein phir CERTITUDE dikhayein ! ADD for ghadi
soap.
Usage : People
who are very religious express certitude about their faith.
4.    PARLEY
Meaning :  discussion; conference;
Memory KEY :   An old hindi song….”Aaj kal tere mere
pyaar ke charche har zabaan par……..” can be sung as
“Aaj kal tere mere pyaar ke PARLEYS har zabaan par……
Sabko maalum ha aur sabko khabar hogai… “
USAGE :-
They had a very interesting PARLEY on women empowerment.
5.   
PYRRHIC
Meaning : (of
a victory ) won at too great a cost
to have been worthwhile for the victor.
 Memory
key
: Har bollywood villain ka favorite dialogue :  “Ye dushmani
bohot PYRRHIC padegi tujhe”
The
phrase is – PYRRHIC VICTORY
Usage: Victory in any war is a
PYRRHIC VICTORY as the loss of innocent lives is never justified.
6.    NONCHALANT
Meaning : :
coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual
 Memory
key
:  Pyaar deewana hota hai …
mastaana hota hai Har khushi se har gham se … NONCHALANT hota hai And    Tu CHAL ya naa CHAL mere saath. I am
NONCHALANT about it!
Usage : Dean
answered in a voice as nonchalant as
he could muster
7.   
GAUNT
Meaning : very thin, especially
because of sickness or hunger
Memory Key: My Grand-AUNT is very
GAUNT due to dengue fever
Usages : She is a GAUNT lady / The
baby was born quite GAUNT / The old man had a GAUNT face.
8.   
METTLE
Meaning : boldness/courage
Memory key:
You will never ever forget the word ” METTLE ” again        The cartoon Courage, the cowardly dog
can be remembered as –  METTLE, The Cowardly Dog
Usages:
Let’s give him a chance to show his mettle
9.   
PLENTY
Meaning:
Overabundance, excess
Memory key: PLENTY,
not THORA = PLETHORA
Usages:  plenty of water or plenty of
resources
10.  OSTRACIZE
Meaning: :
expel from a community or group; avoid speaking to or dealing with
Memory key: Jab
aapka ego ho jaye “OSTRICH” ke ande ka “SIZE”, to log aapko
kar denge “OSTRACIZE”.

Usage: Do
not ostracize him or
her due to the psychiatric condition



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