Vocabulary – 29 December 2016
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: extremely poor; poverty-stricken.
Synonym: poverty-stricken, destitute, niggardly, parsimonious
Antonym: wealthy, generous
Sentence: “a penurious old tramp”
Meaning: a dispute or argument, typically one that is long and complicated.
Sentence: “an insurance wrangle is holding up compensation payments”
Synonym: argument, dispute, disagreement, quarrel
Meaning: fall into decay or decline., (of a plant) become dry and shrivelled
Synonym: diminish, dwindle, shrink, lessen, fade
Sentence: “it is not true that old myths either die or wither away”
“the grass had withered to an unappealing brown”
Meaning: attractive or appealing in a fresh, innocent way.
Synonym: lovable, adorable, lovely, delightful, enchanting, captivating,
Antonym: joyless, sad, unhappy, unsatisfied; dull, lethargic,
Sentence: “a winsome smile”
Meaning: a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.
Synonym: rebel, revolutionary, revolutionist, mutineer, agitator, subversive, guerrilla, anarchist
Antonym: loyal, government
Sentence: “an attack by armed insurgents”
Meaning: skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.
Synonym: shrewd, clever, sharp, sharp-witted, astute, canny,
Antonym: naive, guileless
Sentence: “his wily opponents”
Meaning: (of work) not requiring much skill and lacking prestige.
Synonym: unskilled, lowly, humble, low-grade, low-status, routine, humdrum, boring, dull;
Sentence: “menial factory jobs”
Meaning: hard menial or dull work.
Synonym: hard work, menial work, donkey work, toil, toiling, labour
Sentence: “domestic drudgery”
Meaning: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Synonym: practical, realistic
Antonym: idealistic, impractical, unrealistic, utopian
Sentence: “a pragmatic approach to politics”
Meaning: a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
Synonym: liking, fondness, preference, partiality,
Sentence: “your predilection for pretty girls”