Daily Vocabulary Update: 15-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: “Decisions without actions are worthless.


Daily Vocabulary Update-

1. Egalitarian(Adj)- Believing in or based on the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.

  • SYNONYMS: fair, just.
  • ExampleA fairer, more egalitarian society.

2. Obliterate(Verb)- Destroy utterly; wipe out.

  • SYNONYMS: destroy, wipe out, annihilate, exterminate, extirpate, demolish, eliminate, eradicate, kill, decimate, liquidate, wipe off the face of the earth, wipe off the map.
  • Example: The memory was so painful that he obliterated it from his mind.

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.

4. Mutinous(Adj)- (of a soldier or sailor) refusing to obey the orders of a person in authority.

  • SYNONYMS: rebellious, insubordinate, subversive, seditious, insurgent, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, rebel, revolutionary.
  • ExampleMutinous soldiers occupied the radio station.

5. Prodigal(Adj)- Spending money or using resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.

  • SYNONYMS: wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, improvident, imprudent, immoderate, profligate, thriftless, excessive, intemperate, irresponsible, self-indulgent, reckless, wanton.
  • 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. Labyrinth(Noun)- A complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

  • SYNONYMS: maze, Warren, network, complex, web, coil, entanglement.
  • Example: You lose yourself in a labyrinth of little streets.

8. Emancipate(Verb)- Set free, especially from legal, social, or political restrictions.

  • SYNONYMS: liberated, independent, unconstrained, unrepressed, uninhibited, free and easy, free, free-spirited.
  • ExampleThe citizen must be emancipated from the obsessive secrecy of government.

9. Diaphanous(Adj)- (especially of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent.

  • SYNONYMS: sheer, fine, ultra-fine, delicate, light, lightweight, thin, insubstantial, floaty, flimsy, filmy, silken, chiffon, gossamer, gossamery, gossamer-thin, gossamer-like, gauzy, gauze-like, cobwebby, feathery.
  • ExampleA diaphanous dress of pale gold.

10. Saudade(Noun)- (especially with reference to songs or poetry) a feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia that is supposedly characteristic of the Portuguese or Brazilian temperament.

  • Example: Her songs are based on love poems and evoke a melancholy known to the Portuguese as Saudade.

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