Daily Vocabulary for Bank Exams: 9th June 2019

Vocabulary is the base of English writing and speaking that creates an authentic and expressive aura around the person that puts this into practice. This vocabulary is prepared for banking aspirants from The Hindu Editorial keeping the focus on the upcoming banking and Insurance exams like SBI PO, SBI Clerk, LIC AAO mains, LIC ADO and EPFO Assistant. These words are influencing and will help you with all sorts of exams and interviews. “The pen is mightier than the sword” this statement justifies our intention. One can make their presence effective, change the course of a conversation or stand out in the crowd just by using the right set of words. “Isn’t it what you would want for the GD and Interview round?” From all the examination point of view, vocabulary is something that is going to help you with every step. We hope this article serves the purpose of strengthening your Basic English. Keep learning.
1. Insignia (Noun) बिल्ला

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Meaning: a distinguishing badge or emblem of military rank, office, or membership of an organization.
Synonyms: badge, emblem, symbol, sign.
Antonyms: cease, regress, suppress, retard.
Usage: M.S. Dhoni’s wicket-keeping gloves have always been an insignia of awe among the cricketing fraternity.
2. Jargon (noun) शब्दजाल
Meaning: the special terms or expressions of a particular group or field.
Synonyms:  dialect, terminology, vocabulary, vernacular.
Antonyms: discourse, oration, eloquence.
Usage:  It is difficult to understand the jargon of tribal people.
3. Impasse (Noun) गतिरोध
Meaning: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
Synonyms: Jam, pause, cessation, deadlock, standstill.
Antonyms: solution, agreement, a breakthrough.
Usage: at present, there is an impasse in the talks between India and Pakistan.
4. Sarcasm (noun) ताना
Meaning: the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.
Synonyms: mockery, satire, taunting, dishonor.
Antonyms: accolade, commendation, compliment, acclaim, applause.
Usage: she didn’t like the note of sarcasm in his voice.
5. Superannuated (Adjective) वयोवृद्ध
Meaning: retire or disqualified for active duty by advanced age.
Synonyms: outdated, antiquated, obsolete.
Antonyms:  current, modern, new, present-day, recent.
Usage: The superannuated age from a government job is 60 years in India. 
6. Cue (noun) संकेत
Meaning: a slight or indirect pointing to something (as a solution or explanation)
Synonyms: signal, clue, hint, indication.
Antonyms: answer, solution.
Usage: taking a cue from nature, scientists are developing safe and effective insecticides using insect hormones.
7. Thrashing (Verb) ताड़ना
Meaning: to defeat by a large margin.
Synonyms: triumph (over), win (against), outshine, outstrip
Antonyms: comfort, less margin.
Usage: Ashleigh Barty  French Open singles title thrashing Marketa Vondrousova in a one-sided women’s final.
8. Archipelago (Noun) द्वीपसमूह
Meaning: a fairly small area of land completely surrounded by water.
Synonyms: isle, islet, island.
Antonyms: mainland, continent.
Usage: The visit is aimed at further cementing ties with the Indian Ocean archipelago.
9. Grievances (noun) शिकायत
Meaning: an official statement of a complaint about something believed to be wrong or unfair.
Synonyms: complaint, criticism, objection.
Antonyms: benefit, favor, blessing.
Usage: He has a deep sense of grievance against his former employer.
10. Refurbished (verb)  नवीकरण
Meaning: renovate and redecorate (something, especially a building).
Synonyms: renovate, revamp, redevelop, rebuild, remodel.
Antonyms: damage, destroy, break.
Usage: the refurbishment of the estate’s housing
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