Vocabulary – 12 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: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Synonym: exaggeration, expression.
Sentence: “the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’
Meaning: bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative
Synonym: irascible, irritable
Antonym: good-natured, affable
Sentence: “he can be a cantankerous old fossil at times”
Meaning: showing a casual lack of concern
Synonym: nonchalant, untroubled, unworried,
Antonym: anxious, concerned
Sentence: “an insouciant shrug”
Meaning: a person’s nickname.
Synonym: alias, byname, cognomen, epithet
Sentence: “she was a vast and haughty person who answered to the sobriquet ‘Duchesse’”
Meaning: existing at or from the beginning of time; primeval.
Synonym: first, prehistoric, antediluvian, antique,
Sentence: “the primordial oceans”
Meaning: the chief female singer in an opera or opera company.
Synonym: leading soprano, leading lady, diva
Sentence: “this solo was added to give the prima donna another aria”
Meaning: a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.
Synonym: liking, inclination, tendency, leaning, disposition, propensity,
Sentence: “a proclivity for hard work”
Meaning: having or conveying a feeling of deep seriousness and sadness
Synonym: solemn, earnest, serious,
Antonym: cheerful, bright
Sentence: “he looked at her with a sombre expression”
Meaning: (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.
Synonym: brief, concise, terse, succinct, short, economical,
Antonym: verbose, long-winded, loquacious
Sentence: “his laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic”
Meaning: inflicting or intended as punishment.
Synonym: penal, disciplinary, corrective,
Antonym: exonerating, condoning, pardoning
Sentence: “he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc”