Daily Vocabulary Update: 3-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: The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible.

3-Feb-2018


Daily Vocabulary Update-

1.Diabolic (adj)- Characteristic of the Devil, or so evil as to be suggestive of the Devil.

  • SYNONYMS: devilish, diabolic, fiendish, satanic, mephistophelian, demonic, demoniacal, hellish, infernal, evil, wicked, ungodly, unholy.
  • ExampleThere’s a certain diabolical quality about him.

2.Rancour (noun)-Bitterness or resentfulness, especially when long standing.

  • SYNONYMS: bitterness, spite, hate, hatred, resentment, malice, ill will, malevolence, malignancy, animosity, antipathy, enmity, hostility, acrimony, venom, poison, vindictiveness, balefulness, vengefulness, vitriol, virulence, perniciousness, meanness, nastiness.
  • ExampleHe spoke without rancour.

3.Fortuitous(adj)- Happening by chance rather than intention.

  • SYNONYMS: chance, unexpected, unanticipated, unpredictable, unforeseen, unlooked-for, serendipitous, casual, incidental, coincidental, haphazard, random, accidental, inadvertent, unintentional, unintended, unplanned, unpremeditated.
  • Example: The similarity between the paintings may not be simply fortuitous.

4.Dictum(noun)- A formal pronouncement from an authoritative source.

  • SYNONYMS: pronouncement, proclamation, direction, injunction, assertion, statement.
  • Example: The European project’s founder Jean Monnet turned this into a dictum for the organisation of the European Union.

5.Progenitor (noun)- A person who originates a cultural or intellectual movement.

  • SYNONYMS:  originator, founder, instigator, source.
  • Example: Coase is the progenitor of the modern theory of the firm.

6.Chastisement(noun)- verbal punishment.

  • SYNONYMS: castigation.
  • Example In school, if you break rule you will suffer chastisement.

7.Unconsummated(adj)- (of a marriage or other relationship) not having been consummated.

  • SYNONYMS: imperfect, unfinished.
  • Example: His statement had a modicum of truth.

8. Interlocutor(noun)- A person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.

  • SYNONYMS: conversational partner.
  • Example: This is the response I wrote to one of my interlocutors in the comments.

9.  Hitherto(adj)- used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time.

  • SYNONYMS: previously, formerly, earlier, so far, thus far, before, beforehand, to date, as yet.
  • Example: First, the issuer of the key currency can collect seigniorage.

10.Brim(adj)- The upper edge or lip of a cup, bowl, or other container.

  • SYNONYMS: rim, lip, brink, edge, margin.
  • ExampleHe filled her glass to the brim.

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