Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Words of the Day – 19th Jan, 2016

Words of the Day – 19th Jan, 2016

The list will be very useful to score high marks in English Section of upcoming ibps bank exam and all govt jobs Competitive Exams.

Learn these words regularly to improve your vocabulary.


A real or imagined cause for complaint, especially unfair treatment
Example:       “a website which enabled staff to air their grievances”
Synonyms:    injustice, wrong, injury, ill, unfairness, evil, damage
Antonyms:   commendation


The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats
Example:       “he used bribery and extortion to build himself a huge, art-stuffed mansion”
Synonyms:    exaction, extraction, blackmail, shakedown
Antonyms:   peace


The state or process of affiliating or being affiliated
Example:       “the group has no affiliation to any preservation society”
Synonyms:    merging, incorporation, integration, federation, confederation, coupling, fusion, connection, relationship, fellowship, partnership
Antonyms:   detachment, dissolution, disunion, division


A whip used as an instrument of punishment
Example:       “he was beaten with a scourge”
Synonyms:    whip, horsewhip, lash, strap, birch, switch, flail
Antonyms:   blessing, godsend


Make (someone or something) look or feel better, younger, or more vital.
Example:       “a bid to rejuvenate the town centre”
Synonyms:   revive, revitalize, renew, regenerate, restore
Antonyms:   damage, destroy, kill, ruin


The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex
Example:       “victims of racial discrimination”
Synonyms:    prejudice, bias, bigotry, intolerance
Antonyms:    impartiality


A sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, especially to obtain something; a raid
Example:       “the garrison made a foray against Richard’s camp”
Synonyms:    raid, attack, assault, incursion, swoop, strike, charge
Antonyms:    abstention, idleness, laziness


Officially cancel (a decree, decision, or promise)
Example:       “the men appealed and the sentence was revoked”
Synonyms:   cancel, repeal, rescind, reverse, abrogate, annul
Antonyms:    introduce, enact, ratify


Erring or straying from the accepted course or standards.
Example:       “an errant husband coming back from a night on the tiles”
Synonyms:    offending, guilty, misbehaving, lawless, lawbreaking, criminal
Antonyms:    innocent, well behaved


A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful
Example:       “a conspiracy to destroy the government”
Synonyms:    plot, scheme, stratagem, plan, machination, cabal
Antonyms:    faithfulness, honesty, ignorance, loyalty

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