Daily Vocabulary Update: 08-Mar-2018

Dear Readers of Daily Vocabulary Update

As we know that all competitive exams whether it is Banking or SSC or any other exam, 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: “If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.” By Abdul Kalam. 


Daily Vocabulary Update-

1. Embrace (Verb)-  Hold (someone) closely in one’s arms, especially as a sign of affection.

  • SYNONYMS: hug, hold in one’s arms, take in one’s arms, hold, cuddle, clasp to one’s bosom, clasp, squeeze, clutch, seize, grab.
  • Example: The two embraced, holding each other tightly.

2. Deflation(Noun)- Reduction of the general level of prices in an economy.

  • SYNONYMS: anticlimax, let-down, bathos, disappointment, disillusionment, decline, setback, reversal
  • Example: They moved to reduce debt and their actions contributed to recession and more price deflation.

3. Stimulus(Noun)- A thing that arouses activity or energy in someone or something; a spur or incentive.

  • SYNONYMS:  spur, stimulant, encouragement, impetus, boost, prompt, prod, incentive, inducement, inspiration, fillip.
  • ExampleIf the tax were abolished, it would act as a stimulus to exports.

4. Outpaces(Verb)– Go, rise, or improve faster than.

  •  SYNONYMS: surpass, outshine, do better than.
  • ExampleHe outpaced all six defenders.

5. Subsistence (Noun)- The action or fact of maintaining or supporting oneself, especially at a minimal level.

  • SYNONYMS: maintenance, keep, upkeep, support, livelihood, living, board, board and lodging
  • ExampleThe minimum income needed for subsistence.

6. Starve(Verb)- Suffer or die or cause to suffer or die from hunger.

  • SYNONYMS:  dying of hunger, dying from lack of food, faint from lack of food, deprived of food, undernourished, malnourished, starved, half-starved, unfed
  • ExampleShe left her animals to starve.

7. Sheer(Adj)- Nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis)

  • SYNONYMS: utter, complete, absolute, total, pure, perfect, downright, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, through and through, consummate, patent, surpassing, veritable, unqualified, unmitigated, unalloyed, unadulterated, unmixed
  • Example: It’s been sheer hard work.

8. Tarnish(Verb)- Lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture.

  • SYNONYMS: become discoloured, discolour, stain, rust, oxidize, corrode, deteriorate, dull, make dull, dim, blacken, make black, discolour, stain, rust, oxidize, corrode
  • Example: Silver tarnishes too easily.

9. Outright(Adv)- Wholly and completely.

  • SYNONYMS: completely, entirely, wholly, fully, totally, categorically, absolutely, altogether, utterly, flatly, in every respect, unreservedly, without reservation, without exception, thoroughly, quite.
  • ExampleLogging has been banned outright.

10. Diffusion(Noun)- The spreading of something more widely.

  • SYNONYMS: spreading, scattering, dispersal, dispersing.
  • ExampleThe rapid diffusion of ideas and technology.

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