Vocabulary – 1 January 2017
Happy New Year
Hello dear aspirants, Here is the vocabulary list for upcoming bank and other competitive exams. Do study it on daily basis and enhance your vocabulary skills.
Synonym: adopt, maintain, defend
Antonym: attack, reject
Sentence: He was an optimist or he never would have espoused the American cause.
Meaning: on and off
Synonym: occasional, in frequent, irregular
Antonym: common, constant, frequent
Sentence: At first resistance to Western encroachment was sporadic and uncoordinated.
Meaning: Pull back or move away or backward
Synonym: subside, ebb, taper
Antonym: forge, ascend, prolong
Sentence: The unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older
Meaning: tending to induce drowsiness or sleep., a drug or other substance that induces drowsiness or sleep.
Synonym: sleeping pill, sleeping potion, sedative, tranquillizer, narcotic, opiate;
Antonym: invigorating, stimulant
Sentence: “the motion of the train had a somewhat soporific effect”
Meaning: a person or thing that is the centre of attention or admiration.
Synonym: central, core, center, epicenter, eye, focus
Sentence: “Kirk was the cynosure of all eyes.
Meaning: (of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo.
Synonym: resound, echo, re-echo, repeat, resonate, pulsate, vibrate,
Antonym: dampen, deaden, dull, quiet
Sentence: “her deep booming laugh reverberated around the room”
Meaning: a sense of disgust and loathing.
Synonym: disgust, repulsion, abhorrence,
Sentence:”news of the attack will be met with sorrow and revulsion”
Meaning: humorous or witty conversation
Sentence: “he developed a nice line in badinage with the Labour leader”
Meaning: up in or into the air; overhead.
Synonym: into the sky, skyward, on high, heavenward
Sentence:”the congregation sways, hands aloft”
Meaning: a formal expression of disapproval.
Synonym: admonition, reproach, reproval, scolding
Sentence: “the golfer received a reprimand for a breach of rules”