Saturday, September 13, 2008

Words to build your vocabulary

The words that I have chosen here are the words that helped me build my vocabulary. The meaning and the usage of these words are mainly from two online dictionaries cambridge and thefreedictionary.
Eavesdrop (evz-drop) - eaves·dropped, eaves·drop·ping.
To listen secretly to the private conversation of others:
"the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's private conversations".
Hindrance - The act of hindering.
Something which makes it more difficult for you to do something or for something to develop:
"I've never considered my disability a hindrance, but other people have".
Downside - the disadvantage of a situation:
"The downside of living here, of course, is that it is expensive".
Paramount - more important than anything else:
"There are many priorities, but reducing the budget deficit is paramount/is of paramount importance". "The welfare of the child must always remain paramount".
Brag - bragged, brag·ging. - To talk boastfully.
to speak too proudly about what you have done or what you own:
"She's always bragging about how much money she earns".
Please make it a point to use these words in your daily conversation, the best way to improve your vocabulary.