Learn English Vocabulary - SBI/IBPS/INSURANCE EXAMS - Competitive Exams - 4

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As you know that Vocabulary is the cornerstone of your English skills. Without a strong vocabulary, you can not implement the rules of English grammar.  Memorizing vocabulary may not be your favorite activity, but we have tried to create  plenty of ways to make it more fun. It will be helpful for upcoming exams like SBI PO, IBPS CWE, SSC, SSC CGL, Upcoming Banking Exams , INSURANCE EXAMS and other Competitive Exams. Hope you would like the post!!!

1. Apocalypse (N) :- a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil.
Synonyms: calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy.
Uses: ISIS brings apocalypse in Syria and Iraq.

2. Vicissitude (N) :- a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something.
Synonyms: mutability, fluctuation, variation. 
Uses: The Stark family had been going through a long period of vicissitude and distraction.

3. Grotesque (Adj.) :- a very ugly or comically distorted figure or image.
Synonyms: monstrous, distorted, twisted.
Uses: The statues had been carved to represent evil spirits and had the most grotesque faces, complete with horns and bulging eyes.

4. Eavesdrop (V) :- to listen secretly to the private conversation of others.
Synonyms: listen in.
Uses: If a third party eavesdrops on the communication, the fact will be immediately obvious to the parties of the secret communication.

5. Grandiloquence (N) :- high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation.
Synonyms: grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric.
Uses: Politicians who say nothing but make it sound important are masters of grandiloquence.

6. Vehement (Adj) :- marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid.
Synonyms: Ardent ,Emphatic ,Fervent ,Forceful Eager, Earnest.
Uses: The bureau posted a database of the grievances on its website over vehement protests from the financial industry.The bureau posted a database of the grievances on its website over vehement protests from the financial industry.

7. Prevaricate (V) :- be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information.
Synonyms: beat around the bush, equivocate.
Uses: In hopes of avoiding questions about his recent car accident, the actor tried to prevaricate during his interview.

8. Cantankerous (Adj) :- stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate.
Synonyms: bad-tempered, irascible, irritable, grumpy, truculent.
Uses: He is a cantankerous old man who seldom has something good to say.

9. Desolation (N) :- the state of being decayed or destroyed.
Synonyms: devastated, forlornness, loneliness.
Uses: The World War left to coming generations debris, desolation and filth.

10. Clairvoyant (Adj.) :- foreseeing the future; perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses.
Synonyms: precognitive, second-sighted, extrasensory, paranormal.
Uses: The woman in the tent was said to be a clairvoyant, but she didn't get much business because the public was too doubtful of her claim.


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