Learn English Vocabulary – Competitive Exams – SBI/IBPS/Insurance Exams

Dear Readers,
Vocabulary is the cornerstone of your English skills. So we are providing vocabulary words which will help in upcoming Competitive Exams like SBI PO 2017, IBPS CWE 2017 and Insurance Exams.

(1)  (i) Braise
Meaning: cook with oil and water
Example:  I like braised cabbage.
(ii) Brays
Meaning: loud, harsh cry of donkey
Example: A donkey is braying.

(2) Canter
: a moderate gallop
 Example: When a horse canters, it moves at a speed that is slower than a gallop but faster than a trot.
(ii) Cantor
Meaning: singer
Example: an official who sings liturgical music and leads prayer in a synagogue.

(3) (i) Eyelet
Meaning:  small hole for laces
 Example: My shoes have eight eyelets.

(4) Farther
Meaning: more distant
Example: Delhi is farther from Alwar in a comparison to Jaipur.
(ii) Further
Meaning: next
Example: Please settle the case without any further delay.

(5) (i)  Fain
Meaning: gladly
Example:  She would fain on seeing me.
(ii) Feign Meaning: pretend
Example: When his boss scolded him, he feigned as a deaf.

(6) (i) Gaff
Meaning: a barbed spear
Example: A gaff is a pole with a point or hook at one end, which is used for catching large fish.
(ii) Gaffe
Meaning: a stupid mistake
Example: He made an embarrassing gaffe at the convention last weekend.

(7) (i) Hammock 
Meaning:  rope bed
Example: A hammock is a piece of strong cloth or netting which is hung between two supports and used as a bed.
(ii) Hummock
Meaning: low rounded hill
Example: A hummock  is a small raised area of ground, like a very small hill.

(8) (i) Hew 
 Meaning: to chop
Example: He fell, peeled and hewed his own timber.
(ii) Hue
Meaning: a colour
Example:  The same hue will look different indifferent light.

(9) (i) Hoard
Meaning: store
 Example: They have begun to hoard food and sugar.
(ii) Horde 
Meaning: a great many people
Example: This attracted hordes of tourists to Las Vegas.

(10) (i) Indite
Meaning: to compose
Example: Though he indited the letter carefully, yet it was not liked by the chairman.
(ii) Indict
:  to accuse
Example: He was indicted for theft and murder

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