Learn New Vocabulary Words

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the lockdown till 31st May 2020 in the wake of coronavirus. This time can be utlised by students who are preparing for their banking exams effectively by building their vocabulary because this is one of the area where mostly people lack and struggle.

In a standard banking exam, English Language section consist of around 7-8 questions which are entirely based on vocabulary and it can only be improve if you work on it daily. One of the way is Reading newspaper which can serve this purpose for you very effectively, going through our daily vocab will also be helpful as we cover the vocab of some leading newspaper. In this article we will be discussing that how you can start building your Vocab.

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How To Build Your Vocabulary?

1. Go through the words given below once and read all the words and their meanings.

2. Now, next step is to divide the words in group and each group shall consist 3 words. For ex- Fear, Vulnerable, Intelligent

3. Moving on to next step, write these three words and draw column

Fear Vulnerable Intelligent

4. Next step is to find the words having similar meaning like these words and write them down in the column.

Fear Vulnerable Intelligent
Terror in danger Clever
Fright at risk Bright
Horror endangered Brilliant
Panic unsafe Quick

5. This is the final and important step. Now,  try to Use all the words  in different sentences like negative, positive sentences. Try to find and use the antonym of the given word, synonym of the given word in sentences like-

  • I fear crocodiles.
  • Last night accident was a complete horror
  • Annabella is a horror movie.
  • World is in panic state right now.

Candidate might think that this exercise will take time but we assure you that it will cover a lot of your vocabulary and will help you to do smart guessing work when you get confuse between the two words. For your convenience you can also draw the table on the basis of negative and positive meaning words and separate them accordingly. This is one of the smart trick which will help you to guess the words in your exam.

Words To Practice With

Given below are some of the words from “The Hindu” you can start practicing the above steps from these words

BEWAIL (verb) : शोक मनाना
Meaning: express great regret, sadness, or disappointment about (something).
Synonyms: bemoan, deplore, lament, mourn.
Antonyms: cheer, laugh, smile, rejoice.
Usage: He invariably spends more time bewailing his predicament than trying to fix it.

SMATTERING (noun) : कुछ
Meaning: a small number
Synonyms: couple, few, handful, sprinkle.
Antonyms: horde, legion, loads, multitude.
Usage:   He spoke a smattering of words she didn’t understand.

SORDID (adjective) : घिनौना
Meaning: dirty or squalid.
Synonym: filthy, muddy, grubby, shabby.
Antonym: immaculate, spotless, stainless, unsullied.
Usage:  He managed to rise above the sordid streets upon which he grew up

MEDDLE (verb) : हस्तक्षेप करना
Meaning: interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
Synonyms: interlope, intrude, poke, pry.
Antonyms: shun, disregard, neglect, overlook.
Usage: The government should never meddle with religious affairs.

BUCOLIC (adjective) : ग्राम्य
Meaning: relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
Synonyms: rustic, rural, pastoral, country
Antonyms: urban
Usage:  Even though I was born in the city, I still prefer the quiet of a small bucolic village any day.

IRE (Noun) : गुस्सा
Meaning: anger.
Synonyms: anger, rage, fury, wrath
Antonyms: calmness, comfort, delight
Usage: The doctor’s rude behavior triggered the patient’s ire.

WRETCHED(Adjective) : मनहूस
Meaning: unpleasant or of low quality
Synonyms: abject, deplorable
Antonyms: blessed, bright
Usage:  The people live in wretched conditions, with no running water.

 
DERISIVE(Adjective) : व्यंग्यात्मकMeaning: mocking and ridiculingSynonyms: cheeky, scornfulAntonyms: polite, respectful
Usage:  The bully let out a derisive laugh when mocking his classmate’s nerdy glasses.
INDIGENOUS (Adjective) : स्वदेशीMeaning: naturally existing in a place or country rather than arriving from another placeSynonyms: domestic, endemicAntonyms: alien, foreignUsage: The Navajos are among the indigenous people of North America.

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