Daily Vocabulary: 23rd November 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 ADO, 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 23rd November 2019.

HOARD(Noun)
Meaning: to collect large amounts of something and keep it in a safe, often secret, place
Synonyms: accumulation, backlog
Antonyms: debt, lack
Usage: During the siege people began hoarding food and supplies.

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RESCIND(Verb)
Meaning: to make a law, agreement, order, or decision no longer have any (legal) power
Synonyms: abolish, abrogate
Antonyms: allow, approve
Usage: The policy of charging air travelers for vegetarian meals proved unpopular and has already been rescinded.

AMNESTY(Noun)
Meaning: a decision by a government to forgive people who have committed particular illegal acts or crimes, and not to punish them
Synonyms: forgiveness, absolution
Antonyms: conviction, sentence
Usage: The state has declared an amnesty for individuals who pay their outstanding back taxes.

DRACONIAN (adjective) 
Meaning: excessively harsh and severe.
Synonyms: cruel, brutal, oppressive, ruthless.
Antonyms: mild, amenable, temperate, gentle.
Usage: There was a time when I would have argued that our libel laws were Draconian and should be amended.

MOMENTOUS (adjective) 
Meaning: of great importance or significance, especially in having a bearing on future events.
Synonyms: significant, fateful, portentous, critical.
Antonyms: trivial, insignificant, trifling, unsubstantial.
Usage: The prospect of a single currency may present this country with one of the most momentous decisions in its history.

DEFECTION (noun) 
Meaning: the desertion of one’s country or cause in favor of an opposing one.
Synonyms: desertion, absconding, decamping, flight.
Antonyms: commitment, reliability, fidelity, devotion.
Usage: Her defection from the Democrats occurred soon after the failure of the coalition proposal.

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.

SHRILL (Adjective) 
Meaning: (of a voice or sound) high-pitched and piercing.
Synonyms: high-pitched, piercing, high, sharp
Antonyms: low, soft, dulcet
Usage: When Rose was stabbed, she let out a shrill scream.

Interdict (Noun)
Meaning: an authoritative prohibition, in particular
Synonym: prohibition, ban, bar, veto, proscription,
Antonym: corroborate, support
Usage: Because I failed most of my classes last term, my parents will probably interdict me from working this semester.

Naught (noun) 
Meaning: the numerical symbol 0 or the absence of number or quantity represented by it
Synonyms: aught, cipher, goose egg, nil, nothing, o, oh, zero, zilch, zip
Usage: The pleas for peace have been for naught as the war has been going on for over five years.

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