Daily Vocabulary Update: 22-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: “All Birds find shelter during a Rain, but Eagle avoids Rain by flying above the clouds. Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference.” Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam.


Daily Vocabulary Update-

1. Rhetoric(Noun)- The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.

  • SYNONYMS: oratory, eloquence, a power of speech, command of language, expression, way with words, delivery, diction.
  • Example: He is using a common figure of rhetoric, hyperbole.

2. Abduction(Noun)- The action of forcibly taking someone away against their will.

  • SYNONYMS: kidnapping, kidnap, hostage-taking.
  • Example: All have denied involvement in the abduction of the 54 -year-old father of three.

3. Eloped(Verb)- Run away secretly in order to get married.

  • SYNONYMS: run away to marry, run away together, run off together, slip away, sneak off, steal away.
  • Example: She eloped with a Greek, so we’re going to Greece to meet the in-laws.

4. Confiscated(Adj)- (of property) taken or seized with authority.

  • 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. Patrol(Noun)- An expedition to keep watch over an area, especially by guards or police walking or driving around at regular intervals.

  • SYNONYMS: vigil, guard, watch, monitoring, policing, beat, beat-pounding, patrolling, round, sentry duty.
  • Example: We were ordered to investigate on a night patrol.

6. Solemnise(Verb)- Duly perform (a ceremony, especially that of marriage).

  • SYNONYMS: perform, celebrate, ceremonial.
  • ExampleThey needed only to find a priest to solemnize their marriage.

7. Consent(Noun)- Permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.

  • SYNONYMS: agreement, assent, concurrence, accord.
  • Example: No change may be made without the consent of all the partners.

8. Antagonistic(Adj)- Showing or feeling active opposition or hostility towards someone or something.

  • SYNONYMS: hostile, opposed, inimical, antipathetic, unsympathetic, ill-disposed, resistant, averse.
  • Example: He was antagonistic to the government’s reforms.

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.
  • Example: By 1964, the seemingly quiescent laity had acquired a public voice.

10. Susceptibilities(Noun)- The state or fact of being likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.

  • SYNONYMS: vulnerability, sensitivity, openness, defencelessness, receptiveness, responsiveness, liability, vulnerability, inclination.
  • ExampleLack of exercise increases susceptibility to disease.

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