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.

Grievance

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

Extortion

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

Affiliation

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

Scourge

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

Rejuvenate

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

Discrimination

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

Foray

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

Revoke

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Example:       “the men appealed and the sentence was revoked”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

Errant

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

Conspiracy

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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