Advanced Vocabulary 6
1. SIMULATE: Imitate the appearance or character of / pretend to have or feel
- It was difficult to force a smile, to simulate pleasure.
- Fake jewellery was made to simulate gold.
- This is a simulation model the real product is inside.
- This comedian can simulate anybody’s voice.
- This simulation is obviously faulty. The real thing can produce far better effects.
2. REVERE: To respect, admire, to look up to.
- Students revere their teachers, so the teachers should be careful about what kind of example they set.
- Altruistic people like Gandhi are revered by people all across the world.
- Many great kings revered Buddha for his teachings.
- Creative people are always revered in our society.
- We should revere our elders for they have great knowledge and experience.
3. SCRUPULOUS: Attentive to details, honest in dealings, conscientious.
- The film gandhi is a scrupulous account of Mahatma Gandhi’s life.
- This book is a scrupulous source of knowledge on the topic of Gravity.
- The doctor worked scrupulously with his patients.
- I like to buy from that shopkeeper because he works scrupulously.
- Her employer relies on her as she is scrupulous in performing her duties.
4. OBLIVIOUS: Unaware
- They are oblivious to the problems of today’s youth.
- I was oblivious to the conspiracy that was going on behind my back.
- She is oblivious to her qualities and talents.
- I couldn’t help him because I was oblivious to his financial problems.
- Some people are oblivious to how they hurt others by being insensitive.
5. CONSECRATE: To make sacred/ to devote something exclusively for a particular purpose.
- We should try to consecrate our life with good habits.
- This group is consecrated to learn vocabulary.
- Chanakya consecrated himself to the idea of a united and a strong India.
- India is a country dedicated and consecrated to democracy.
- They lived in forests and consecrated their lives to wildlife.
6. PARAGON: Model of perfection
- Taj Mahal is a paragon of beauty.
- Martyr Bhagat Singh is a paragon of patriotism. He gave away his life willingly for his country.
- Qutub Minar is a paragon of architecture.
- Even though it is debased by corruption, India is still a paragon of democracy.
To be successful you need to be a paragon of self discipline.
7. DISSIDENT: The one who opposes.
- The company agreed to the demands of the dissident employees.
- Police arrested the dissidents and checked them for any contacts with terrorists.
- The management tried to placate the dissident employees.
- The dissident leader was appeased by the party members.
- My seniors always take my dissident behaviour negatively but that doesn’t stop me as I am concerned about the quality of the project.
8. PERTINENT: Apt, suitable, related to the point at hand.
- We try to consecrate the vocabulary group with pertinent examples.
- These classes are pertinent for me to learn advanced English.
- The presenter requested the audience to ask pertinent questions.
- Cite pertinent examples if you want to score high in your essay.
- The government should look into old laws and change them so they become more pertinent in today’s life.
9. CANDOR: Honesty, straight talk
- People like to listen to the new prime minister because he speaks with candor.
- Do not console someone by telling them a lie, it’s better to tell them the truth with candor.
- He is a good speaker and every word of his reflects candor.
- I was condor in my relationship with her but it didn’t work out.
Sometimes it’s best to avoid candor.
10. ORNATE: Highly decorative
- It must have taken a lot of effort to make this place so beautiful and ornate.
- I bought an ornate lamp and put it in my room.
- On Diwali, Delhi is lit up and everything looks pleasantly bright and ornate.
- Indian kings carried ornate weapons like swords and knives with them.
- There is an ornate book shelf in my room.