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.