Tuesday, May 22, 2018

negate

negate [ ni-GEYT, NEG-eyt ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to deny the truth or existence of
2. (tr. v.) to cause to be ineffective
3. (tr. v.) to rule out
4. (intr. v.) to bring about negative results or to be negative
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He lost the debate as he was unable to negate the strong points of his opponent.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 To his credit, Hughes did not blame injuries for the defeat, but he was clearly out-manoeuvred by Redknapp, whose obvious strategy of directing most of his team’s attacks through Aaron Lennon was never really negated. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Ineffectual

Ineffectual [ in-i-FEK-choo-uh'l ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. insufficient to produce a desired or satisfactory result
2. pointless or futile
3. powerless, impotent or useless
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The ineffectual action taken by the government in dealing with unruly and antisocial elements was deplored by people.