Vocabulary Tricks Part 6: Importance of English

English is an international and one of the most widely spoken languages. It is lingua franca of modern time. Most of the educated people are well versed in English. 
In India, English is extensively used and has undeniable importance. It has an invaluable role in uniting the country. India is a multi-lingual country but English is an associate official language. One can easily find people speaking English in every state. Many Indians are bilingual and use English to communicate with people of other states.
English is also the premier language. If we want to study abroad, we will have to retain English. It also has an indispensable role in seeking job opportunities. The upsurge of multinational companies in our country is due to the proficiency of Indians in English. Thus, English is a global passport to have a secure future.


WORDS WITH MEANING AND ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES


Lingua Franca

Meaning: A common language between speakers whose native languages are different.
Example: The national language of Zambia is English, which also serves as the lingua franca.

Versed

Meaning: Experienced or skilled in
Example: An educated person these days is expected to be well versed in English.
Synonym: acquainted with, conversant with, familiar with

Extensive

Meaning: Large in amount or scale
Example: She has an extensive collection of silver.
Synonym: comprehensive, thorough, complete

Undeniable

Meaning: Unable to be denied or disputed
Example: It is undeniable that competition for higher education has changed over the past two decades
Synonym: indisputable, indubitable, unquestionable, beyond doubt

Invaluable

Meaning: Extremely useful
Example: This is an invaluable source of information.
Synonym: indispensable, crucial, critical

Multi-lingual

Meaning: Using several languages
Example: His son is multi-lingual.

Bilingual

Meaning: Speaking two languages fluently
Example: She is bilingual but she speaks English more comfortably.

Premier

Meaning: First in importance, order, or position
Example: He is considered as the premier player for his position.
Synonym: leading, foremost, chief, principal

Retain

Meaning: Continue to have
Example: His party retained the seat.
Synonym: maintain, keep, continue, preserve

Indispensable

Meaning: Absolutely necessary
Example: Having knowledge of computer is indispensable these days.
Synonym: essential, crucial, necessary, key, vital

Seek

Meaning: Attempt to find (something)
Example: I wrote to him to seek some information about accommodation.
Synonym: search for, try to find, look for

Upsurge

Meaning: an increase
Example: There is an upsurge in criminal activities.

Proficiency

Meaning: A high degree of skill; expertise
Example: He is proficient in mathematics.
Synonym: skill, expertise, experience

Secure

Meaning: Certain to remain safe and unthreatened
Example: Her job seems to be secure.
Synonym: certain, assured, reliable, dependable
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