Daily Vocabulary for Bank Exams: 1st January 2018



Vocabulary is an important part of English that helps you deal with all kinds of questions in objective as well as descriptive papers of various exams. In the recently concluded Banking Exams, we witnessed that a major part of the exam was based on vocabulary. Many questions were vocab based and we can expect the same in the upcoming exams. It becomes very important to learn ample amount of words for the upcoming Government Job Exams. You can learn new words daily from our Daily Word List . Here is a list of words from daily Editorials. Learn the words and make your own sentences on the basis of the given word list.

1. Quagmire: (noun) नाज़ुक हालत
Meaning: a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape
Synonyms: bind,corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jam, mire, pickle, predicament, spot
Antonyms: advantage, solution, agreement, contentment
Usage: He's caught in a quagmire of debt.

2. Subtler: (adjective) जटिल
Meaning: clever at attaining one's ends by indirect and often deceptive means
Synonyms: artful, beguiling, cagey, crafty, cunning, cute, designing, devious, foxy, guileful, scheming, shrewd, slick, sly, tricky, wily
Antonyms: artless, guileless, ingenuous, innocent
Usage: There have been many subtler, more original and more systematic thinkers about the conditions of the social union.

3. Proffer: (verb) निवेदन करना
Meaning: to put before another for acceptance or consideration
Synonyms: extend, offer, tender, propose, give in, submit.
Antonyms: decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject.
Usage: It is the ultimate manifestation of the marketplace of ideas; the more people who proffer their ideas to the world, the better the outcome will be for us all.

4. Hoary: (adjective) वयोवृद्ध
Meaning: dating or surviving from the distant past
Synonyms: age-old, aged, ancient, antediluvian, antique, dateless, hoar, immemorial, old, venerable
Antonyms: modern, new, recent
Usage: From one point of view they shadow out the great epic of the destinies of the human race; again, the universal solar myth claims a share in them; hoary traditions were brought into ex post facto connexion with them; or they served to commemorate simple meteorological and astronomical facts.

5. CONCOMITANT (adjective) सहगामी
Meaning: naturally  accompanying or associated.
Synonyms: attendant, collateral, linked, accessory, auxiliary.
Antonyms: unassociated, unconnected, unrelated, indifferent, unbound.
Usage: That it is apparently devoid of psychical concomitant need not imply that the impressions concerned in it are crude and in elaborate.

6. STULTIFY (verb) वृथा करना
Meaning: cause to lose enthusiasm and initiative, especially as a result of a tedious or restrictive routine.
Synonyms: hamper, impede, obstruct, thwart, suppress, smother, repress, counteract, trammel, restrain.
Antonyms: consolidate, augment, glorify, exacerbate, exalt, stir, elevate, accentuate, strengthen.
Usage: By referencing actual statistics, he was able to stultify his opponent’s argument.

7. NIHILISM (noun) शून्यवाद
Meaning: the rejection of all religious and moral principles, in the belief that life is meaningless.
Synonyms: cynicism, rejection, repudiation, abnegation, disbelief, skepticism.
Antonyms: belief, faith, approval, discipline, ratification.
Usage: The rebels urged the people to grab hold of nihilism and remove all government officials from office.

8. BADINAGE (noun) परिहास
Meaning: humorous or witty conversation.
Synonyms: banter, chaff, jesting, repartee, barb, gambit.
Antonyms: bullying, criticism, argument, fight.
Usage: The president was in a good mood as he walked through the crowd and made several voters laugh with his witty badinage.

9. MELLOW (adjective) मधुर
Meaning: (especially of a sound, flavour, or color) pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness.
Synonyms: dulcet, euphonious, melodious, mellifluous, mellifluent.
Antonyms: rugged, abrading, gruff, abrasive, harsh.
Usage: His mellow voice and his qualitative speech made everyone applaud him.

10. EXCORIATE (verb) आलोचना करना
Meaning: to criticize harshly and usually publicly.
Synonyms: assail, castigate, lambaste, vituperate, imprecate.
Antonyms: acclaim, laud, praise, glorify, admire, exalt.
Usage: The stern judge will excoriate the behavior of the repeat offender by sentencing him to thirty years in prison.

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