Daily Vocabulary: 22nd December 2019

To strengthen the crust and core of your English language, what you need is new and effective words added to your dictionary every day. This is a tedious task if you sit with the dictionary every day. Adda247 brings to you a compact way of learning constantly and efficiently. This is today’s Vocabulary for the aspirants who are preparing for the various banking examinations. SBI Clerk, LIC Assistant Mains, IBPS RRB, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk are some of the upcoming examinations which can be prepared with the aid of daily Vocabulary. Vocab will help you excel not just in the examinations but will help you sail through the Interview round of the examinations you are preparing for. The words you choose will accelerate you in the correct path towards success and we hope that this article serves the purpose. Here is the vocabulary for 22nd December 2019.

TELLTALE (adjective) 
Meaning: revealing, indicating, or betraying something.
Synonyms: denotative, indicative, reflective, signifying.
Antonyms: cheeseparing, uninformative, unaired, secretive.
Usage: Her nasty tone was a telltale sign of her irritation, even though she didn’t say anything particularly mean.

CORUSCATE (verb)
Meaning: (of light) flash or sparkle.
Synonyms: scintillate, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle.
Antonyms: converge, darkle, dull.
Usage: The flashlight was used to coruscate a message to the other campers across the lake.

PANOPLY (noun) 
Meaning: a splendid display.
Synonyms: show, pomp, array, exhibit.
Antonyms: concealment, cover, hiding, plainness.
Usage: The designer’s exciting panoply of dresses won over the fashion critics.

BANAL (Adjective) 
Meaning: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
Synonyms: trite, hackneyed, conventional, stereotyped, predictable,
Antonyms: new, original
Usage: Because the movie’s plot was banal, we knew exactly how the film would end.

SANCTIMONIOUS (Adjective) 
Meaning: making a show of being morally superior to other people.
Synonyms: churchy, pious, moralizing, unctuous, smug,
Antonyms: sincere, forthright
Usage: My sanctimonious aunt tends to look down upon people who do not go to church every Sunday.

EFFETE (Adjective)
Meaning: affected, over-refined, and ineffectual.
Synonyms: affected, ineffectual, artificial, studied, pretentious
Antonyms: unpretentious
Usage: The effete man was scared of his own shadow and hid in the closet during thunderstorms.

IMMINENT (Adjective)
Meaning: about to happen.
Synonyms: close, near, approaching, forthcoming
Antonyms: distant, remote
Usage: Some people thought it was funny when the media predicted the imminent death of the drug-addicted celebrity.

INADVERTENT (Adjective) 
Meaning: not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning.
Synonyms:  unintended, accidental, unpremeditated, unplanned,
Antonyms: deliberate, intentional
Usage: I wonder how many inadvertent inventions were developed in the process of trying to discover something totally different.

 DILATORY (adjective) 
Meaning: slow to act
Synonyms: sluggish, slothful, lax, slack.
Antonyms: fast, prompt, brisk, quick.
Usage: They were dilatory in providing the researchers with information.

 

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