(1) A statement, reason, or fact for or against a point: â€˜He presents a strong argument in favor of reservation issue.â€™
(2) A discussion involving differing points of view; debate on some proposition or proposal: Â â€˜Economists were deeply involved in an argument about inflation.â€™ The argument over dowry system goes on and on.â€™
(3) A process of reasoning; series of reasons: â€˜I couldn’t follow his argument.â€™
(4) An oral disagreement; verbal opposition; contention; altercation: â€˜They were involved in a violent argument.â€™
Appropriate = suitable in a particular situation: â€˜Once we know more about the cause of the problem, we can take appropriate action.â€™ â€˜To offer them more money at this stage would not be appropriate.â€™
Appropriate and suitable have similar meanings and are sometimes interchangeable: â€˜Weâ€™re still waiting for a suitable/an appropriate moment to break the news to them.â€™ When you mean â€˜having the necessary qualities, skills etc, the usual word is suitable: â€˜The hotel isnâ€™t suitable for families with children.â€™
Appear = (1) Become visible or be seen (suddenly): â€˜Small red patches appeared all over the childâ€™s back.â€™ â€˜A minute later the manager appeared and asked what was wrong.â€™ (2) Become available or be seen for the first time (Of something new): â€˜The first edition of the book appeared in 1987. â€˜The new model will not appear in the shops till the end of the year.â€™(3) To stand formally in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person to answer a charge or plead a cause: â€˜He must appear in the court today.â€™(4) To have the appearanceÂ Â of being; seem; look: â€˜She appears nice todayâ€™. (5) To be obvious or easily perceived; be clear or made clear by evidence: â€˜His comment appears convincing to me.â€™
â€œAnyhowâ€ and â€œanywayâ€ are used to connect sentences only in informal styles (Not in essays, written reports, etc). Their main uses are: (1) to show that you are about to return to the main topic or story line: â€˜Anyway, as soon as the plane landed he was rushed off to hospital and that was the last I saw of him,â€™ (2) to show that your next point is just as important or relevant as your last one; â€˜Anyway, Iâ€™m too busy to play tennis this afternoonâ€™. â€˜Anyhow, it looks like itâ€™s going to rain.â€™
Anxious = worried because you fear that something bad may happen or may have happened: â€˜Their daughter hadnâ€™t come home from school and they were anxious about her safety.â€™ â€˜I knew it was just a minor operation, but I couldnâ€™t help feeling anxious.â€™
When you want to give people some important information, you make announcement: â€˜Following the announcement of their marriage, they were pursued by crowds of journalists.â€™
An advertisement is an item in a newspaper, on television, etc, that tries to persuade people to buy something, apply for a job, etc: â€˜At this time the year, the papers are full of holiday advertisement.â€™
Before a word beginning with h, use a if the h is pronounced: â€˜a houseâ€™, â€˜a halfâ€™, â€˜a horrible dayâ€™. Use an if the h is silent: â€˜an hourâ€™, â€˜an honourâ€™. If the h is pronounced but the syllable is unstressed, it is possible to use a or an (â€˜a/an hotelâ€™). However, the use of an here is considered old fashioned and most people use a.
Ample = (more than) enough; plenty (of): â€˜The boot contains ample room for two large suitcases.â€™ â€˜Just one spoonful should be ample.â€™ â€˜He was given ample opportunity to express his opinion.â€™
Spacious = large, with lot of space: â€˜These ideal holiday homes are extremely spacious and within walking distance of the sea.â€™
In British English alternate and alternative have different meanings. Alternate = (1) happening in turn, first one then other: â€˜alternate periods of sun and rain.â€™ (2) every second (day, week, etc): â€˜Our local football team plays at home on alternate Sundays.â€™ Alternative = that may be used instead of the usual one or the one you had planned to use: â€˜In view of the roadworks, motorists are advised to use an alternative route.â€™ In American English alternate is used with the same meaning as alternative.