Vocabulary – 11 January 2017
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.
Meaning: an approach that evaluates theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application.
Synonym: Logical, practical
Sentence: “ideology had been tempered with pragmatism”
Meaning: making a show of being morally superior to other people.
Antonym: forthright, honest
Sentence: “what happened to all the sanctimonious talk about putting his family first?”
Meaning: defeat thoroughly.
Synonym: conquer, defeat
Sentence: “he successfully vanquished his rival”
Meaning: a stock of plays, dances, or items that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform.
Synonym: collection, stock, range, repertory
Sentence: “the mainstream concert repertoire”
Meaning: a person who sells or deals in particular goods
Synonym: seller, vendor, trader, retailer, supplier
Sentence: “a purveyor of large luxury vehicles”
Meaning: a person or thing that is essential to the success of an organization or operation.
Antonym: inferior, subordinate, underling; mediocrity,
Sentence: “the kingpins of the television industry
Meaning: the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation.
Synonym: besmirch, tarnish, taint, misrepresent
Sentence: “he is suing the TV company for slander”
Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Synonym: improve, amend, better, enhance, enrich
Antonym: damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate
Sentence: “the reform did much to ameliorate living standards
Meaning: lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
Synonym: lax, unenthusiastic, half-hearted, uninterested, lukewarm, indifferent,
Antonym: enthusiastic, excited
Sentence: “a lackadaisical defence left Spurs adrift in the second half”
Meaning: a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.
Synonym: straggler, loiterer, lingerer,
Sentence: “staff were under enormous pressure and there was no time for laggards”