Daily Vocabulary Update: 06-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: “A Few Bad Chapters does not mean Your Story is Over. “

06-Feb-2018


Daily Vocabulary Update-

1. Sceptical(Adj)- Not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.

  • SYNONYMS: dubious, doubtful, having reservations, taking something with a pinch of salt, doubting, questioning.
  • ExampleThe public was deeply sceptical about some of the proposals

2.Vindictive(Adj)- Having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.

  • SYNONYMS: vengeful, out for revenge, revengeful, avenging, unforgiving, grudge-bearing, resentful, ill-disposed, implacable, unrelenting, acrimonious, bitter.
  • ExampleThe criticism was both vindictive and personalized.

3.Anarchist(Noun)- A person who believes in or tries to bring about anarchy.

  • SYNONYMS: nihilist, insurgent, agitator, subversive, guerrilla, terrorist, bioterrorist, narcoterrorist, ecoterrorist, cyberterrorist, agroterrorist, freedom fighter, resistance fighter, rebel, revolutionary, revolutionist, Bolshevik, mutineer
  • Example: Italian anarchists are believed to be behind the campaign

4.Amity(Noun)- Friendly relations.

  • SYNONYMS: friendship, friendliness, peace, peacefulness, peaceableness, harmony, harmoniousness, understanding, accord, concord, concurrence, cooperation, amicableness, goodwill, cordiality, warmth, geniality, fellowship, fraternity, brotherhood, brotherliness.
  • Example: the presence of French troops in Scotland had produced hostility rather than amity.

5.Agnostic(Noun)-A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God.

  • SYNONYMS: sceptic, doubter, questioner, doubting Thomas, challenger, scoffer, cynic
  • ExampleThat’s true, but we have our regulation number of atheists and agnostics as well

6. Oust(Verb)- Drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place.

  • SYNONYMS: drive out, expel, force out, throw out, remove, remove from office, remove from power, eject, get rid of, depose, topple, unseat, overthrow, bring down, overturn, put out, drum out, thrust out, push out, turn out, purge, evict, dispossess, dismiss, dislodge, displace, supplant, disinherit, show someone the door.
  • Example: the reformists were ousted from power.

7. Timeous(Adj)- In good time; sufficiently early.

  • Example: Ensure timeous completion and posting of applications.

8. Morose(Adj)- Sullen and ill-tempered.

  • SYNONYMS: sullen, sulky, gloomy, dour, surly, unsociable, scowling, glowering, ill-humoured, sombre, sober, saturnine, pessimistic, lugubrious, eeyorish, mournful.
  • ExampleShe was morose and silent when she got home.

9. Derogatory(Adj)- Showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.

  • SYNONYMS: disparaging, denigratory, belittling, diminishing, slighting, deprecatory, depreciatory, depreciative, detracting, deflating.
  • Exampleshe tells me I’m fat and is always making derogatory remarks.

10.Cynic(Noun)- A person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honourable or unselfish reasons.

  • Example: Some cynics thought that the controversy was all a publicity stunt.

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