Vocabulary Tricks Part 20: Indian Villages

Villages outnumber the cities in India. Villages have been developing at a gradual pace. There is no hustle and bustle in villages. Villages are close to nature. Greenery in villages is a feast for the eyes. Most of the villagers depend on farming and fields adorn the villages.
Houses in villages have backyards for growing vegetables. Some even have the flower gardens. Villagers are hardworking. They work in torrential rain as well as scorching heat. People are loyal to the deity of a village. Panchayat solves feuds among inhabitants.
Unlike cities, life is slow in villages. Most villages have only one secondary school. Students have to go to nearby towns or cities for higher education. Rural folk travel to town via buses which are available at fixed time. Villages have cobbled streets and narrow pathways. There is no provision of adequate medical facilities. The condition of health care centers is very pathetic.
There is a desperate need to develop villages. The government should make efforts to provide basic amenities to villagers. 

WORDS WITH MEANING AND ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES 

Gradual

Meaning: Taking place or progressing slowly or by degrees
Example: The gradual introduction of new methods.
Synonyms: slow, moderate, measured, unhurried, restrained, cautious

Hustle and bustle

Meaning: A large amount of activity and work, usually in a noisy surrounding
Example: There is a lot of hustle and bustle in this company.

Feast

Meaning: Gaze at with pleasure
Example: You can even feast your eyes on some of the displays set out in an exhibition.
Synonyms: observe, view, look at, eye, stare at

Adorn 

Meaning: Make more beautiful or attractive
Example: Pictures and paintings adorn his walls.
Synonyms: embellish, decorate, furnish

Backyard 

Meaning: A yard at the back of a house or other building
Example: We have a kitchen garden in the backyard.

Torrential 

Meaning: falling rapidly
Example: Torrential rain began to fall.
Synonyms: copious, severe, heavy, rapid, relentless, violent

Scorching 

Meaning: Hot and burning
Example: There was a scorching heat on the fifth floor of the building.
Synonyms: Fiery, blazing, flaming, fiery, burning, blistering

Deity 

Meaning: Divine status, quality, or nature
Example: His status is close to deity.
Synonyms: godliness, godhead, holiness, sanctity

Feud 

Meaning: A prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute
Example: There is a bitter feud between them.
Synonyms: argument, dispute, disagreement, quarrel

Inhabitant 

Meaning: A person or animal that lives in or occupies a place
Example: Inhabitants of the area are against the development.
Synonyms: resident, occupant, occupier, dweller, settler

Folk 

Meaning: People in general
Example: her parents were country folk.
Synonyms: people, humans, persons, individuals, mortals

Cobbled 

Meaning: Area or road covered with small round stones
Example: The street was narrow and cobbled.

Provision 

Meaning: The action of providing or supplying something for use
Example: The provision of housing for the poor and needy is the responsibility of the government.
Synonyms: purveying, delivery, furnishing, equipping

Pathetic 

Meaning: Arousing pity
Example: They looked so pathetic.
Synonyms: poignant, plaintive, stirring, pitiful

Desperate 

Meaning: Having a great need or desire for something
Example: He is desperate for success.
Synonyms: urgently requiring, craving, in want of, lacking, wanting

Amenity 

Meaning: A desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place
Example: The property is situated close to all local amenities.
Synonyms: service, convenience, resource, utility 
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