Daily Vocabulary Update: 17-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: “Always keep in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.


Daily Vocabulary Update-

1. Subterfuge(Noun)- Deceit used in order to achieve one’s goal.

  • SYNONYMS: trickery, intrigue, deviousness, evasion, deceit, deception, dishonesty, cheating, duplicity, guile, cunning, craft, craftiness, slyness, chicanery, bluff, pretence, fraud, fraudulence, sophistry, sharp practice.
  • ExampleWe better tell him the truth, and all of it, without any subterfuge or deception.

2. Capricious(Adj)- Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour.

  • SYNONYMS: fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable, unstable, mercurial, volatile, erratic, vacillating, irregular, inconsistent, fitful, arbitrary.
  • Example: A capricious and often brutal administration.

3. Capitol(Proper Noun)- The seat of the US Congress in Washington DC.

  • Example: Youth have to be aware of their state’s laws and what is going on in their state capitol.

4. Procrastinate(Verb)- Delay or postpone action; put off doing something.

  • SYNONYMS: delay, put off doing something, postpone action, defer action, be dilatory, use delaying tactics, stall, temporize, play for time, play a waiting game, dally, drag one’s feet, drag one’s heels, take one’s time.
  • ExampleIt isn’t your fault I procrastinated until now.

5. Supersede(Verb)- Take the place of (a person or thing previously in authority or use); supplant.

  • SYNONYMS: replace, supplant, take the place of, take over from, substitute for, displace, oust, overthrow, remove, unseat, override.
  • ExampleThe older models of car have now been superseded.

6. Transient(Adj)- Lasting only for a short time; impermanent.

  • SYNONYMS: transitory, temporary, short-lived, short-term, ephemeral, impermanent, brief, short, momentary.
  • Example: If the pain is transient, I wouldn’t worry about it.

7. Uncanny(Adj)- Strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way.

  • SYNONYMS: unnatural, preternatural, supernatural, unearthly,  bizarre, freakish. 
  • Example: An uncanny feeling that she was being watched.

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. Tutelage(Noun)- Protection of or authority over someone or something; guardianship.

  • SYNONYMS: care, guardianship, charge, keeping, safe keeping, wardship, ward, responsibility, protection, guidance.
  • ExampleThe organizations remained under firm government tutelage.

10. Ultimatum(Noun)- A final demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which will result in retaliation or a breakdown in relations.

  • SYNONYMS: order, command, decree, edict, rule, ruling, ordinance, dictum, directive, direction, instruction, pronouncement, mandate, requirement, stipulation, injunction, demand, exhortation.
  • ExampleTheir employers issued an ultimatum demanding an immediate return to work.

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