English Skill Building – 22 – Vocabulary

English Skill Building – 22

Vocabulary – 22

Knowing the use of these words will help you to top the class in English

Calamitous

It means something very destructive.

1. The calamitous earthquake that struck the Swat region in of Pakistan in 2015 caused untold suffering to the people of the area.

2. The global financial crisis that hit the industrialized economies in the period 2007-2008 had a calamitous impact not only on those countries, but also on the whole world.

Bedevil [as verb]

It means being affected something very bad.

1. Afghanistan was tragically been bedeviled by decades of foreign occupation, which has nearly destroyed the heart and soul of the nation.

2. Drug menace has bedeviled Russia for years robbing the country of the services of a sizeable portion of its young men and women.

Weary

Meaning 1 – It means tired and energyless.

The convict heard the verdict that condemned him to life-long confinement in jail. He gave a long weary sigh, and looked stoically at the judge.

Meaning 2 – Being reluctant to see more of something unpleasant

The manager was weary of the daily arguments between his two supervisors, and beseeched them to settle their differences amicably.

Impasse

It means a deadlock situation.

The two warring groups met under the auspices of the United Nations. After long parleys, the UN mediator was able to break the impasse and make them sign a peace deal.

Hegemony

It means leadership or dominance.

Islamic countries in the Middle East have long railed against the perceived U.S. hegemony in the region. Sadly, President Trump has done little to dispel their misgivings.

Click here for all of our English Vocabulary Exercises.

Click here for the entire English Skill Building Series.

Share:
Do you plan to write Civil Service, or Management entrance examinations? Do you want to be an outstanding lawyer or a journalist, or an author? If so, you need impeccable English writing skills. We will build your skills step by step. Follow our blog daily. For more help, write to us through our mail id broadbase.knowledge@gmail.com
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x