Daily Vocabulary Update: 28-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: “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” 

28-Feb-2018


Daily Vocabulary Update-

1. Cataclysmic(Adj)- (of a natural event) large-scale and violent.

  • SYNONYMS: disastrous, catastrophic, calamitous, tragic, devastating, ruinous, terrible, violent, awful.
  • Example: A cataclysmic earthquake.

2. Dismay(Noun)- Concern and distress caused by something unexpected.

  • SYNONYMS: concert, performance, musical performance, public performance, solo performance, solo, show.
  • Example: Shock, silence, dismay and a plethora of emotions would overwhelm most viewers.

3. Edgy(Adj)- Tense, nervous, or irritable.

  • SYNONYMS: tense, nervous, on edge, highly strung, anxious, apprehensive, uneasy, ill at ease, unsettled, unstable.
  • ExampleHe became edgy and defensive.

4. Prevalent(Adj) Widespread in a particular area or at a particular time.

  • SYNONYMS: widespread, prevailing, frequent, usual, common, general, universal, pervasive, extensive, ubiquitous, ordinary.
  • ExampleThe social ills prevalent in society today.

5. Sanctum(Noun)- A sacred place, especially a shrine within a temple or church.

  • SYNONYMSholy place, shrine, sanctuary, altar, inner sanctum, holy of holies.
  • ExampleAn icon installed within the sanctum of the temple.

6. Camouflage(Noun)- The disguising of military personnel, equipment, and installations by painting or covering them to make them blend in with their surroundings.

  • SYNONYMS: disguise, concealment.
  • ExampleThese special camouflage nets were very specialised pieces of equipment.

7. Anguish(Noun)- Severe mental or physical pain or suffering.

  • SYNONYMS: agony, pain, torment, torture, suffering, distress, angst, misery, sorrow, grief, heartache, heartbreak, wretchedness, unhappiness, woe, desolation, despair.
  • Example: She shut her eyes in anguish.

8. Propensity(Noun)- An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.

  • SYNONYMS: A tendency, inclination, predisposition, proneness, proclivity, readiness, susceptibility, liability, disposition.
  • Example: Towards the end of his reign he showed an increasing propensity for paranoia.

9. Ablution(Noun)- An act of washing oneself.

  • SYNONYMS: washing, cleaning, bathing, showering, scrubbing, purification
  • ExampleStart the download of morning news while I perform morning ablutions.

10. Abnegation(Noun)- The action of renouncing or rejecting something.

  • SYNONYMS: renunciation, rejection, refusal, abandonment, abdication, surrender, giving up, relinquishment, abjuration, repudiation, denial, eschewal, disavowal, casting aside
  • ExampleAbnegation of political power.

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