Daily Vocabulary Update: 08-Feb-2018

Dear Readers of Daily Vocabulary Update,

As we know that all competitive exams whether it is Banking or SSC or any, are lined up in upcoming months and vocabulary plays a crucial role to score minimum 4-5 marks within few seconds if you are going to learn Vocabulary on the very daily basis it will going to help you to get that marks easily in your  pocket. So here Daily Vocabulary update provides you with some words on daily basis to help you to attain your goal.

Thought of the day: “Life is like Riding a Bicycle, To Keep Your Balance You Must Keep Moving On.


Daily Vocabulary Update-

1. Conglomerate(Noun)- A thing consisting of a number of different and distinct parts or items that are grouped together.

  • SYNONYMS:  mixture, mix, combination, mingling, commingling, amalgamation, amalgam, union, conjunction, marriage, merging, compound, alloy, fusion, meld, composite, concoction, synthesis, homogenization.
  • ExampleIt’s a conglomerate of all of my friends and I thrown together.

2. Whimsical(Adj)- Playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.

  • SYNONYMS: fanciful, playful, mischievous, waggish, quaint, fantastic, unusual, curious, droll.
  • Example: The question is whimsical, but perhaps it illustrates something.

3. Connotation (Noun)- An idea or feeling which a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning.

  • SYNONYMS: overtone, undertone, undercurrent, implication, hidden meaning, secondary meaning, nuance, flavour, feeling, aura, atmosphere, colouring, smack, hint, vein, echo, vibrations, association, intimation, suggestion, suspicion, insinuation.
  • Example: The word ‘discipline’ has unhappy connotations of punishment and repression.

4. Affinity(Noun)- A natural liking for and understanding of someone or something.

  • SYNONYMS:  empathy, rapport, sympathy, accord, harmony, like-mindedness, relationship, bond, connection, propinquity
  • ExampleHe had a special affinity with his Sister.

5. Aficionado(Noun)- A person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime.

  • SYNONYMS: connoisseur, expert, authority, specialist, pundit, one of the cognoscenti, cognoscente, devotee, appreciator, fan, fanatic, savant.
  • ExampleIt was a real and rare treat for aficionados of modern jazz.

6. Assiduous(Adj)- Showing great care and perseverance.

  • SYNONYMS: diligent, careful, meticulous, thorough, sedulous, attentive, industrious, laborious, hard-working, conscientious, ultra-careful, punctilious, painstaking, demanding, exacting, persevering, unflagging, searching, close, elaborate, minute, accurate, correct, studious, rigorous, particular.
  • ExampleShe was assiduous in pointing out every feature.

7. Tussle(Noun)- A vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.

  • SYNONYMS: scuffle, fight, struggle, skirmish, brawl, scrimmage, scramble, scrum, fisticuffs, wrestling match, rough and tumble, free-for-all, fracas, fray, rumpus, melee, disturbance.
  • Example: They had won the seemingly impossible battle without even a tussle.

8. Nullify(Verb)- Make legally null and void; invalidate.

  • SYNONYMS: annul, declare null and void, render null and void, void, invalidate, render invalid.
  • ExampleJudges were unwilling to nullify government decisions.

9. Cognate(Adj)- (of a word) having the same linguistic derivation as another (e.g. English father, German Vater, Latin pater).

  • SYNONYMS: associated, related, connected, allied, interconnected, linked, coupled, correlated
  • ExampleEnglish mother and German Mutter are cognate words.

10.Colloquial(Adj)- (of language) used in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal or literary.

  • SYNONYMS: informal, conversational, everyday, casual, non-literary.
  • ExampleThis is the origin of the colloquial use of ‘coconut’ to refer to one’s head.

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