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Vocabulary Made Easy series: Guide to improve your word power

By, New Delhi
Oct 25, 2023 12:46 PM IST

Taking one step at a time, by active reading, listening and with consistent effort anyone can improve their word power

Improving your vocabulary is not a herculean task. Taking one step at a time, by active reading, listening and with consistent effort anyone can improve their word power.

For students preparing for competitive exams, having good control over vocabulary is important.(Unsplash)
For students preparing for competitive exams, having good control over vocabulary is important.(Unsplash)

Here are some words for the day to improve your vocabulary skills.

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Bogus (Adjective)

Meaning: not genuine or true

Example: Watch out for bogus callers

Bombast (Noun)

Meaning: high-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people

Example: The early subtlety has given way to cheap bombast

Blithe (Adjective)

Meaning: showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper

Example: A blithe disregard for the rules of the road

Blandishment (Noun)

Meaning: a flattering or pleasing statement or action used as a means of gently persuading someone to do something

Example: We succumbed to the blandishments of tropical living

Quiz:

Can you think of 5 antonyms for the word Bombast?

Watch out for this space for latest update on improving word power.

(Definitions and examples are from Oxford Languages)

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