Daily Vocabulary Update: 21-Feb-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: “Don’t live your life regretting yesterday. Live your life so tomorrow you won’t regret today.

21-Feb-2018


Daily Vocabulary Update-

1. Leverage(Verb)- The power to influence a person or situation.

  • SYNONYMS: influence, power, authority, weight, sway, control, say, ascendancy, dominance, advantage, pressure, edge, standing, prestige, rank, grip, purchase, hold, grasp.
  • ExampleThe right wing had lost much of its political leverage in the Assembly.

2. Sedate(Adj)- Calm, dignified, and unhurried.

  • SYNONYMS: calm, tranquil, placid, composed, serene, steady, unruffled, imperturbable, unflappable.
  • Example: Thus far into the interview the pace has been sedated, almost jovial.

3. Portend (Verb)- Be a sign or warning that (something, especially something momentous or calamitous) is likely to happen.

  • SYNONYMS: presage, augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy
  • ExampleThese augurs now portend political consequences that may follow the economic upheaval.

4. Invigorate(Verb)- Give strength or energy to.

  • SYNONYMS: revitalize, energize, refresh, revive, vivify, brace, rejuvenate, enliven, liven up, perk up, wake up, animate, galvanize, electrify, stimulate, motivate, rouse, exhilarate, excite.
  • Example: The shower had invigorated her.

5. Abominable(Adj)- Causing moral revulsion.

  • SYNONYMS: loathsome, detestable, hateful, odious, obnoxious, despicable, contemptible, damnable, cursed, accursed, diabolical.
  • ExampleThis was a horrifying and abominable thing to do.

6. Vilify(Verb)- Speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner

  • SYNONYMS: disparage, denigrate, defame, run down, revile, berate, belittle, abuse, insult, slight, attack, speak ill of, speak evil of, pour scorn on, cast aspersions on, criticize, censure, condemn, decry, denounce, pillory, lambaste.
  • ExampleHe has been vilified in the press.

7. Conundrum(Noun)- A confusing and difficult problem or question.

  • SYNONYMS: problem, difficult question, vexed question, difficulty, quandary, dilemma.
  • Example: One of the most difficult conundrums for the experts.

8. Indelible(Adj)- (of ink or a pen) making marks that cannot be removed.

  • SYNONYMS: ineradicable, inerasable, ineffaceable, unexpungeable, indestructible, permanent, lasting, persisting, enduring, stubborn, ingrained, unfading, imperishable.
  • ExampleAn indelible marker pen.

9. Quiescent(Adj)- In a state or period of inactivity or dormancy.

  • SYNONYMS: inactive, inert, latent, fallow, passive, idle, at rest, inoperative, deactivated, in abeyance, quiet.
  • ExampleBy 1964, the seemingly quiescent laity had acquired a public voice.

10. Berthing(Verb)- The action or process of mooring a ship in its allotted place.

  • Example: As soon as the berthing was complete, they went ashore.

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