Since several banking exams are lined up in upcoming months and vocabulary plays an important role to score 4- 5 marks within a few seconds, if you are memorizing words on the very daily basis. Here, we are providing you some words to help you to attain your goal.
1. Bedlam (N):- a state of extreme confusion and disorder.
Synonyms: chaos, pandemonium, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness
Uses: As "Bhangarh To Bedlam" hits the stands, author Deepta Roy Chakraverti urges readers to separate the paranormal from the superstitious
2. Penurious (Adj):- lacking money; excessively unwilling to spend, not having enough money to pay for necessities.
Synonyms: parsimonious, hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances, penniless, pinched
Uses: Warren Buffett, famous multi-billionaire, still drives a cheap sedan, not because he is penurious, but because luxury cars are gaudy and impractical.
3. Imbibe (V):- to drink or absorb as if drinking; take in, also metaphorically
Synonyms: absorb, draw, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up
Uses: Plato imbibed Socrates’ teachings to such an extent that he was able to write volumes of work that he directly attributed, sometimes word for word, to Socrates.
4. Ponderous (Adj):- having great mass and weight and unwieldiness
Synonyms: heavy, lumbering
Uses: Laden with 20 kilograms of college text books, the freshman moved ponderously across the campus.
5. Diatribe (N):- a strong verbal attack against a person or institution.
Synonyms: fulmination, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce, vituperate
Uses: Steve’s mom launched into a diatribe during the PTA meeting, contending that the school was little more than a daycare in which students stare at the wall and teachers stare at the chalkboard.
6. Turpitude (N):- a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice.
Synonyms: depravity, corruption, degeneracy, depravation, putrefaction
Uses: During his reign, Caligula indulged in unspeakable sexual practices, so it is not surprising that he will forever be remembered for his turpitude.
7. Quid pro Quo (N):- something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises.
Uses: Rajiv Gandhi allowed Bhopal gas tragedy accused Warren Anderson, the former Union Carbide chief, to leave the country as a quid pro quo for the release of the son of a family friend Adil Shariyar.
8. Byzantine (Adj):- intricate and complex
Synonyms: convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous
Uses: Getting a driver’s license is not simply a matter of taking a test; the regulations and procedures are so byzantine that many have found themselves at the mercy of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
9. Expunge (V):- to eliminate completely; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line.
Synonyms: excise, scratch, strike
Uses: When I turned 18, all of the shoplifting and jaywalking charges were expunged from my criminal record.
10. Anathema (N):- a detested person; the source of somebody's hate; a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication.
Synonyms: condemnation, curse, execration
Uses: Hundreds of years ago, Galileo was anathema to the church; today the church is anathema to some on the left side of the political spectrum.