Vocabulary Building 1 – Right word in the right place
Words with subtle differences in meaning— How to use them correctly
Eye-catching, Conspicuous, Visible, Apparent, Attractive, Stand out, Dazzling, Eye-popping,
a. During the Kumbh Mela, consumer goods manufacturers trying to take advantage of the huge gathering of people, display their products in eye-catching positions to get optimum publicity.
b. The travel agency was allotted a place in the lobby of the five-star hotel. The agency had paid a higher fee to get the eye-catching spot.
a. In a meeting convened by a Taliban leader in Karachi, gun-wielding young men were quite conspicuous by their presence. On the contrary, security forces were conspicuous by their absence. This surprised the media persons covering the event.
b. The scars in the face of the young man were so conspicuous that he had to admit his involvement in the brawl before the police.
a. In a foggy morning, things located at very short distances are not visible to the pilot of a plane. After installation of Instrument Landing Systems, visibility does not appear to be important as the aircraft is guided electronically along its path before landing and take-off.
b. The Japanese and South Korean presence in India’s automobile industry is far more visible today than it was two decades ago.
a. Now, it is apparent that in GDP terms China will catch up with America in the coming years. But, drawing level with the United States in per capita income will remain a tall order for China.
b. It is now apparent to most Pakistanis that home-grown Islamists resorting to violence as a political tool pose much greater danger to their country than India.
a. When the dollar fell in value some years ago, American tourist destinations became quite attractive for overseas visitors.
b. To boost sales before the Christmas, automobile companies are offering attractive discounts to buyers.
a. The silk scarves from Mysore stand out among similar products from other parts of the world because of their bright colour and soft texture.
b. The India researcher’s thesis stood out among those of his colleagues due to its depth and incisive analysis of the geo-physical phenomenon relating to Tsunami.
a. Indian buyers come to Dubai in droves to buy gold jewellery from the shops there selling a large variety of dazzling ornaments.
b. Serena William’s dazzling back-hand shots baffled her opponent.
a. The launch of the new model of car brought eye-popping profits to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). It even surprised Mr. Ratan Tata who had earlier been criticized for acquiring it Ford Motor Company.
b. The eye-popping display of aggression and artistry by German footballers surprised the Brazilians who lost the match 1-7.