6 Jun 2017

Important English Vocabulary with Detailed Overview: Ref- “The Hindu” for IBPS PO/Clerk 2017

Important English Vocabulary with Detailed Overview: Ref- “The Hindu” for IBPS PO/Clerk 2017
Important English Vocabulary with Detailed Overview: Ref- “The Hindu” for IBPS PO/Clerk 2017:
Dear Readers, list of important English Vocabulary words, and its synonyms, antonyms, definition and usage sentence were given here. Candidates those who are preparing for upcoming IBPS RRB/PO/Clerk 2017 and all other competitive exams can use this.

1). Petrify (Verb)
Synonyms: Ossified, fossilized, rare lapidified
Antonyms: enliven, stimulate
Definition: change (organic matter) into a stony substance by encrusting or replacing it with a calcareous, siliceous, or other mineral deposit.
Usage: The petrified remains of prehistoric animals.

2). Sacrilege (Noun)
Synonyms: Desecration, profanity, blasphemy, impiety, irreverence
Antonyms: piety, respectfulness
Definition: violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred.
Usage: Putting ecclesiastical vestments to secular use was considered sacrilege.

3). Miniature (Adj)
Synonyms: small-scale, scaled-down, tiny, minute
Antonyms: gaint
Definition: very small of its kind.
Usage: Children dressed as miniature adults.

4). Ponderous (Adj)
Synonyms: clumsy, slow, heavy, awkward, lumbering
Antonyms: light, graceful, elegant
Definition: slow and clumsy because of great weight.
Usage: A mechanical doll performed a ponderous dance.

5). Delectable (Adj)
Synonyms: delicious, mouth-watering, appetizing, toothsome, inviting
Antonyms: inedible, unpalatable
Definition: (of food or drink) delicious.
Usage: Delectable handmade chocolates.

6). Vernacular (Noun)
Synonyms: spoken language, slang, localism, non-standard language
Antonyms: formal language
Definition: the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people of a country or region.
Usage: He wrote in the vernacular to reach a larger audience.

7). Racist (Noun)
Synonyms: anti-semite, chauvinist, xenophobe
Antonyms: multicultural, tolerant
Definition: a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
Usage: I had a fear of being called a racist.

8). Retaliate (Verb)
Synonyms: fight back, strike back, hit back, respond, react, reply
Antonyms: turn the other cheek
Definition: make an attack in return for a similar attack.
Usage: The blow stung and she retaliated immediately.

9). Soporific (Adj)
Synonyms: sleep-inducing, somnolent, sedative, calmative
Antonyms: invigorating
Definition: tediously boring or monotonous.
Usage: A libel trial is in large parts intensely soporific.

10). Abdicate (Verb)
Synonyms: disown, turn down, spurn, reject, renounce, give up
Antonyms: accept, take on
Definition: fail to fulfil or undertake (a responsibility or duty).
Usage: The government was accused of abdicating its responsibility.

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