april wordlist

Daily Word List – 17th April 2018 Meaning, Pronunciation | Free PDF

1. hector [ HEK-ter ]
[ noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
MEANING :
1. (n.) a bully
2. (intr. v.) to dominate or intimidate in a loud manner
3. (tr. v.) to behave like a bully
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
Politicians who hector each other in the “Big Fight” on NDTV make for amusing viewing.

2.chastise [ chas-TAHYZ, CHAS-tahyz ]
[ transitive verb ]
MEANING :
1. to condemn, rebuke or criticize severely
2. to discipline by severe punishment
3. (archaic.) to make pure
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
The teacher chastised the student for his shabby work.

3. forte [ fawrt, fohrt, FAWR-tey ]
[ noun, adjective, adverb ]
MEANING :
1. (n.) an area or field in which one excels, accomplishes a lot or which one finds as one’s strong point
2. (n.) the strongest part of the blade of a sword which is between the middle and the hilt
3. (n.) a chord, note or passage played loudly and forcefully
4. (adj.) forceful or loud
5. (adv.) loudly or in a forceful way or manner
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
Astronomy was his forte.

4.antidote [ AN-ti-doht ]
[ noun, transitive verb ]
MEANING :
1. (n.) a remedy that can be used to counteract or neutralize the harmful effects of poison
2. (n.) one that relieves or neutralizes the harmful effects of another
3. (tr.v.) to counteract or neutralise by means of an antidote
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
Bezoar is considered to be an antidote to most poisons.

5. apt [ apt ]
[ adjective ]
MEANING :
1. prone, likely or inclined
2. appropriate, suitable or fitting
3. intelligent or quick to understand, apprehend or learn
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
It is an apt conclusion to the crisis.