Vocabulary Tricks Part 27: Computers

Computers are dominating technology and have entered all walks of life. There is a spurt of development in the software technology. Firms like Microsoft and Infosys have pioneered the IT revolution.
Computers have an influence on every field. In medical diagnosis, computers locate and operate a whole range of diseases. Computers are useful for students pursuing distance education. Computers provide tremendous openings for entrepreneurs who want to work online. New avenues of entertainment have been opened by computers.
Computers also have a negative side. Some teenagers indulge in an indecent discussion. Misuse of computers is detrimental for children.
However, advantages outweigh disadvantages. Through computers, the world has become a global village.

WORDS WITH MEANING AND ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES

Dominating

Meaning: Have power and influence over.
Example: The USA dominates the world.
Synonyms: control, influence, exercise control over, command, rule

Spurt

Meaning: Gush out in a sudden and forceful stream.
Example: Witnesses saw blood spurting from the wound as she ran to them for help.
Synonyms: squirt, shoot, spray, fountain, jet, erupt

Pioneer

Meaning: A person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area.
Example: They are explorers and pioneers in the great tradition like Columbus and Cook who sailed across the oceans.
Synonyms: settler, colonist, colonizer, frontiersman, frontierswoman, explorer, trailblazer, discoverer

Diagnosis

Meaning: The identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms.
Example: Early diagnosis and treatment are essential.
Synonyms: identification, recognition, discovery, detection, pinpointing, reading, determination

Pursue

Meaning: Engage in (an activity or course of action)
Example: She was determined to pursue a computer career.
Synonyms: be occupied in, participate in, take part in, work at

Tremendous

Meaning: Very great in amount, scale, or intensity.
Example: There was a tremendous explosion.
Synonyms: huge, enormous, immense, colossal, massive, prodigious

Entrepreneur

Meaning: A person who sets up a business
Example: Many entrepreneurs see potential in this market.
Synonyms: businessman, businesswoman, business executive, speculator, tycoon, magnate

Avenue

Meaning: A way of approaching a problem or making progress towards something.
Example: Three avenues of research are possible.
Synonyms: line, path, direction, route

Indecent

Meaning: Not conforming to generally accepted standards of behaviour, especially in relation to sexual matters
Example: Indecent acts are not acceptable.
Synonyms: obscene, dirty, filthy, rude, coarse, vulgar

Detrimental

Meaning: Tending to cause harm.
Example: Moving her could have a detrimental effect on her health.
Synonyms: damaging, injurious, hurtful, inimical, deleterious

Outweigh

Meaning: Be heavier, greater, or more significant than.
Example: Coffee's pros probably outweigh its cons.
Synonyms: exceed, be superior to, take precedence over, take priority over

Global village

Meaning: The world considered as a single community linked by telecommunications.
Example: Now that most of us are wired up to the global village, we have instant access to what it is going on.
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