Daily Vocabulary Update: 12-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.

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Daily Vocabulary Update-

1. Pallid(Adj)- (of a person’s face) pale, typically because of poor health.

  • SYNONYMS: pale, white, pasty, pasty-faced, wan, colourless, anaemic, bloodless, washed out, peaky, peakish, peaked, whey-faced, ashen, ashen-faced, ashy, chalky, chalk-white, grey, whitish, white-faced, waxen, waxy, blanched, drained, pinched.
  • ExampleHis face, with its wrinkled, pallid complexion.

2. Palpable(Adj)- (of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible.

  • SYNONYMS: perceptible, perceivable, visible, noticeable, appreciable, discernible, detectable, observable, tangible, recognizable, notable, unmistakable, transparent, indisputable, self-evident, incontrovertible, incontestable, undeniable.
  • Example: A palpable sense of loss.

3.Unwitting(Adj)- (of a person) not aware of the full facts.

  • SYNONYMS: unknowing, unconscious, unsuspecting, oblivious, unaware, innocent.
  • Example: An unwitting accomplice.

4. The upshot (Noun)- The final or eventual outcome or conclusion of a discussion, action, or series of events.

  • SYNONYMS: result, consequence, outcome, out-turn, sequel, effect, reaction, repercussion, reverberations, ramification, end, the end result, conclusion, termination, culmination, denouement, corollary, concomitant, aftermath, fruit, fruits, product, produce, a by-product.
  • ExampleThe upshot of the meeting was that he was on the next plane to New York.

5. Profanity(Noun)- Blasphemous or obscene language.

  • SYNONYMS: oath, swear word, expletive, curse, obscenity, four-letter word, dirty word, execration, imprecation.
  • ExampleAn outburst of profanity.

6. Chicanery(Noun)- The use of deception or subterfuge to achieve one’s purpose.

  • SYNONYMS: trickery, deception, deceit, deceitfulness, duplicity, dishonesty, unscrupulousness, underhandedness, subterfuge, fraud, fraudulence, legerdemain, sophistry, sharp practice, skulduggery, swindling, cheating, duping, hoodwinking.
  • ExampleStorylines packed with political chicanery.

7. Scuttle(Verb)- A metal container with a handle, used to fetch and store coal for a domestic fire.

  • SYNONYMS: abandon, sink.
  • ExampleCarrying endless scuttles of coal up from the cellar.

8. Digress(Verb)- Leave the main subject temporarily in speech or writing.

  • SYNONYMS: deviate, go off at a tangent, diverge, turn aside, turn away, depart, drift, stray, ramble, wander, meander, maunder.
  • ExampleI have digressed a little from my original plan.

9. Truthiness(Noun)- The quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true.

  • Example: It’s not as great a made-up word as “truthiness,” but I like it.

10.Extraneous(Adj)- Irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with.

  • SYNONYMS: irrelevant, immaterial, beside the point, not to the point, neither here nor there, nothing to do with it, not pertinent, not germane, not to the purpose, off the subject, unrelated, unconnected, inapposite, inappropriate, inapplicable, inconsequential, incidental, pointless, out of place, wide of the mark, peripheral, tangential.
  • ExampleOne is obliged to wade through many pages of extraneous material. 

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