Vocabulary – 5 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 offence of willfully telling an untruth or making a misrepresentation under oath.
Synonym: violation of an oath, giving false evidence/testimony, bearing false witness/testimony, forswearing oneself, making false statements, wilful falsehood
Sentence: “he claimed two witnesses at his trial had committed perjury”
Meaning: comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness, give solace to
Synonym: comfort, consolation, cheer, support, relief
Antonym: distress, heartache, heartbreak, torment, torture
Sentence: “she sought solace in her religion”
Meaning: stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
Synonym: apparent, seeming, outward, surface, superficial,
Antonym: real, genuine
Sentence: “the real dispute which lay behind the ostensible complaint”
Meaning: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God
Synonym: sceptic, doubter,
Sentence: After my husband became agnostic, he stopped going to church because of his doubt about god’s existence
Meaning: a long speech by one actor in a play or film, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast programme.
Synonym: soliloquy, speech, address, lecture, oration, sermon,
Sentence: “he was reciting some of the great monologues of Shakespeare”
Meaning: giving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happen; threateningly inauspicious.
Synonym: threatening, menacing, baleful, forbidding, sinister,
Antonym: promising, auspicious, propitious
Sentence: “there were ominous dark clouds gathering overhead”
Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Synonym: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious
Antonym: beneficial, benign, favourable
Sentence: “the pernicious influences of the mass media”
Meaning: deceitful and untrustworthy.
Synonym: treacherous, duplicitous, deceitful, disloyal, faithless, unfaithful, traitorous
Antonym: faithful, loyal
Sentence: “a perfidious lover”
Meaning: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Sentence: “the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’”
Meaning: make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.
Synonym: reduce, ease, relieve
Sentence: “he couldn’t prevent her pain, only alleviate it”