English Skill Building – 12 – Vocabulary

English Skill Building – 12

Vocabulary – 12

Learn six new words and phrases with practical examples

Broadside

As soon as the session started, the opposition leader launched a broadside on the government for its failure to protect the minorities.

Paean

In the election meeting a follower of the prime minister sang a paean in his praise that embarrassed both the leader and many in the audience.

Condescend

The Pakistanis get justifiably angry when Indian leaders talk to them in a condescending manner. They feel it to be an affront to their pride.

Bigot

The contrast between Aurangzeb and Akbar is stark. While the former was a bigot, the latter was a liberal in his attitude towards religion.

Galvanize

No doubt, despite so many flaws, President Trump manages to galvanize his core supporters each time he is faulted by his critics.

Moribund

Meaning 1 – The maid was rescued from her 15-day confinement by the police. She was found to be moribund and dehydrated at the hospital.

Meaning 2 – The credit for breathing some life into the moribund Congress Party goes to Rahul Gandhi, but his critics in his own party don’t subscribe to this view.

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