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General Writing ICSE VOCABULARY

Vocabulary for school toppers 1

Learn to use the right word in the right place.

 Impunity ..

A weak presence of police force around the Capitol Hill enabled the Trump-inspired rioters to force their way and vandalize the building with impunity.

 

Reconvene- 

The proceedings in the Capitol Hill were disrupted by a handful of armed rioters. It took the security forces some to evict them. The Senate reconvened after normalcy returned. 

 

Echoed-

The farmer protests in Delhi echoes the pervasive discontent among the country’s farming communities.

 

Astound- 

The tenacity of the protesting farmers in braving the inhospitable conditions of living by the roadside has astounded even those who don’t support their cause.

 

String-

Use 1 .. I tied the vegetable bag with a string.

Use 2.. India refused the IMF assistance because there were strings attached to it. (meaning ‘conditions’)

Use 3 ..There is no use approaching the minister on this matter. There is a bureaucrat in the Prime Minister’s Office who calls the strings. (has ‘controlling influence’)

 

 

Sculptures-

Even the most astounding pieces of sculptures may appear worthless junk for a crude mind, but the same can hold a discerning viewer spellbound for hours. 

 

Effulgence-

Meaning 1 .. In my dream, I saw an effulgent Sun hurtling towards me. I screamed in horror.

Metaphoric meaning .. I met a Sadhu when I was just 16. His effulgent smile struck a chord in my heart. I became his disciple.

 

Cowered-

In the Mahabharat, the gallant Abhimanyu fought till his last breath. He didn’t cower before the Kauravas.

 

Provoke-

China needlessly provoked India by staging the deadly Galwan encounter.

 

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