Daily Vocabulary: 5th October 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 5th October 2019.

BELITTLE (Verb)
Meaning: dismiss (someone or something) as unimportant.
Synonyms: disparage, denigrate, deprecate, downgrade
Antonyms: praise, magnify
Example: There is no reason for you to belittle my wardrobe simply because your clothes are more expensive than the ones I own.

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WHIMSICAL (Adjective) 
Meaning: acting or behaving in a capricious manner.
Synonyms: volatile, capricious, temperamental, impulsive
Antonyms: boring, serious
Example: The whimsical music made me feel like a little kid again.

HAPLESS (Adjective) 
Meaning: (especially of a person) unfortunate.
Synonyms: unfortunate, unlucky
Antonyms: fortunate, lucky
Example: When Jason lost his wife and job on the same day, he knew he was a hapless soul.

BOUT (Noun)
Meaning: a short period of intense activity of a specified kind.
Synonyms: spell, period, time, stretch, stint
Antonyms: stagnation
Example: The bout of intensive running led to my preparation for the Boston Marathon.

EXPUNGE (verb) 
Meaning: obliterate or remove completely (something unwanted or unpleasant).
Synonyms: eradicate, eliminate, abolish, annihilate.
Antonyms: renovate, repair, restore, revamp.
Example: Time and the weather have expunged any evidence that a thriving community once existed here.

DEVOLVE (verb) 
Meaning: transfer or delegate (power) to a lower level, especially from central government to local or regional administration.
Synonyms: depute, assign, consign, entrust.
Antonyms: centralize, retain, preserve, confine.
Example: The State Government devolving its powers on local self-governments is not to be criticized.

Blitzkrieg:(Noun)
Meaning:– a sudden and overwhelming military attack, A fast and powerful effort
Synonyms: Blitz, barrage, bombardment, cannonade, drumfire, flurry, fusillade
Antonyms: defensive, opposition, resistance, protection, security, shelter.
Example:- Balakot camps was bombarded with a blitzkrieg by the IAF which ripe out the terror camps.

Atrabilious (Adjective) 
Meaning: given or marked by melancholy
Synonyms: Doleful, Lugubrious, discontent, discouraged, rueful, despondent, miserable, morose
Antonyms: placid, easygoing
Example:- Since my friend has a atrabilious temper I don’t approach him often.

Plaintive (Adjective) 
Meaning: expressing suffering or sadness, sounding sad and mournful.
Synonym: aching, agonized, bitter, mournful, sad, wistful, doleful, pathetic, pitiful, piteous, melancholy, lamentable
Antonym: delighted, exulting, glorying, happy, joyful, rejoicing, triumphant, jocus, blithesome, euphoric.
Example:- We could hear the plaintive cry of the wounded animal in the woods.

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