English: Vocabulary Set 1

1.Dampen make less strong or intense, make slightly wet.

Synonyms: moisten, damp, wet, lessen, decrease, diminish, reduce, lower,

Sentence Usage: Cut in domestic gas price may dampen investment

2. Palpableable to be touched or felt.

The word is often used to describe things that usually can’t be handled or touched, such as emotions or sensations.

Synonyms:  tangible, touchable, noticeable, detectable, solid, concrete, material, substantial, real, visible, etc.

Sentence Usage: The community was coming together but the shock and sadness that is palpable on the local streets will take time to heal.

3. Sputter – a series of soft explosive or spitting sounds.

Sentence Usage: He sputtered when Mrs. Clinton charged that he would be “a puppet” of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia if elected.

4. Protracted – lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.

Sentence Usage: She had $90,000 in the bank, not enough for a protracted legal battle.

5. Slapdashdone too hurriedly and carelessly.

Synonyms: careless, slipshod, lackadaisical, hasty, hurried, disorganized, haphazard, unsystematic, untidy, messy, thrown together, last-minute,

Sentence Usage: Hillary Clinton is as professional as Mr Trump is slapdash.

6. Calibratemark (a gauge or instrument) with a standard scale of readings.

Sentence Usage: In the interest of the country, the government should think of a calibrated entry of foreign universities beginning.

7. Dissonantunsuitable or unusual in combination; clashing

Sentence Usage: ‘Kabali’ takes Bengaluru by storm, despite dissonant voices.

8. Coagulatecause (a fluid) to change to a solid or semi-solid state.

Synonyms: congeal, clot, cake, solidify, thicken, harden, gel, curdle, stiffen, set,

Sentence Usage: Blood had coagulated around the points where he had been hit

9. Catapultmove suddenly or at great speed

Synonyms: propel, launch, hurl, hurtle, fling, send flying, send,

Sentence Usage: Drivers catapult through villages at high speed, horns blaring, operating on the logic that the faster you drive, the more gasoline you save.

10. Delineateto outline and define something in detail

Synonyms: describe, set forth, set out, present, outline, depict, portray, represent, characterize; map out,

Sentence Usage: He uses his expertise to delineate the common ground that the US and India have, actual and potential.

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