Daily Vocabulary Update: 14-Feb-2018

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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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14-Feb-2018


Daily Vocabulary Update-

1. Reverberate(Verb)- (of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo.

  • SYNONYMS: resound, echo, re-echo, repeat, resonate, pulsate, vibrate, ring, peal, boom, rumble, roll, pound, thump, drum, thrum.
  • ExampleHer deep booming laugh reverberated around the room.

2. Perseverance(Noun)- Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

  • SYNONYMS: persistence, tenacity, determination, resolve, resolution, resoluteness, staying power, purposefulness, firmness of purpose.
  • Example: His perseverance with the technique illustrates his single-mindedness.

3. Accolade(Noun)- An award or privilege granted as a special honour or as an acknowledgement of merit.

  • SYNONYMS: honour, recognition, privilege, award, gift, title.
  • Example: The hotel has won numerous accolades.

4Acrimonious(Adj)- (typically of speech or discussion) angry and bitter.

  • SYNONYMS: bitter, rancorous, caustic, acerbic, scathing, sarcastic, acid, harsh, sharp, razor-edged, cutting, astringent, trenchant, mordant, virulent.
  • ExampleAn acrimonious dispute about wages.

5. Aggrandize(Verb)- Increase the power, status, or wealth of.

  • SYNONYMS: exaggerated, magnified, aggrandized, unwarranted, immoderate, pumped up, overblown, overripe, overstated, overplayed.
  • Example: An action intended to aggrandize the Frankish dynasty.

6. Ambivalence(Noun)- The state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.

  • SYNONYMS: equivocation, uncertainty, unsureness, doubt, indecision, inconclusiveness, irresolution, irresoluteness, hesitation, hesitancy, fluctuation, vacillation, shilly-shallying, tentativeness.
  • ExampleGovernment ambivalence towards the arts.

7. Reproach(Verb)- Express to (someone) one’s disapproval of or disappointment in their actions.

  • SYNONYMS: express a poor opinion of, have a poor opinion of, dislike, be against, object to, find unacceptable, think wrong, take exception to, not believe in, not support, frown on, take a dim view of, look askance at.
  • Example: Her friends reproached her for not thinking enough about her family.

8. Perfidious(Adj)- Deceitful and untrustworthy.

  • SYNONYMS: treacherous, duplicitous, deceitful, disloyal, faithless, unfaithful, traitorous, treasonous, false, untrue, double-dealing, dishonest, two-faced, Janus-faced, untrustworthy.
  • Example: A perfidious lover.

9. Peccadillo(Noun)- A relatively minor fault or sin.

  • SYNONYMS: misdemeanour, minor offence, petty offence, delinquency.
  • ExampleThe sexual peccadilloes of celebrities aren’t necessarily news.

10. Parsimonious(Adj)- Very unwilling to spend money or use resources.

  • SYNONYMS: mean, miserly, niggardly, close-fisted, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, ungenerous, penurious, illiberal, close, grasping, Scrooge-like, stinting, sparing, frugal.
  • Example: Even the parsimonious Joe paid for drinks all round.

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