Sunday, 24 January 2016

Words of the Day – 24th Jan 2016

Words of the Day – 24th Jan 2016

Dear readers, General English for IBPS Bank exam. The list will be very useful to score high marks in English Section of upcoming Competitive Exams.

Learn these words regularly to improve your vocabulary.


Cause (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.
Example: It wasn’t easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing
Synonyms: Prevail on, coax, convince, get, induce, win over, bring around, coerce
Antonyms: Discourage, dissuade, fail, halt, prevent, repel


A punitive ban that forbids relations with certain groups, cooperation with a policy, or the handling of goods.
Example: The Israeli academic establishment boycotted him
Synonyms: ban, veto, embargo, prohibition, sanction, restriction
Antonym: accept, allow, approve, include, sanction


Cause or allow (something, especially food or drink) to pass down the throat.
Example: She swallowed a mouthful slowly
Synonyms: Eat, gulp down, consume, devour, put away, ingest, assimilate
Antonyms: nibble, abstain, hold, keep, disbelieve


A hope or ambition of achieving something.
Example: He had nothing tangible to back up his literary aspirations
Synonyms: Desire, hope, dream, wish, longing, yearning, aim, ambition, expectation
Antonyms: Apathy, dislike, hate


(Of a person or part of the body) partly or wholly incapable of movement.
Example: He became partially paralyzed
Synonyms: disabled, crippled, handicapped, incapacitated, paralytic
Antonyms: build, construct, continue, improve, repair, restore, aid, assist, bore


Physically explore or examine (something) with the hands or an instrument.
Example: researchers probing the digestive glands of mollusks
Synonyms: Examine, feel, feel around, explore, prod, poke


A physical attack.
Example: His imprisonment for an assault on the film director
Synonyms: Attack, hit, strike, punch, beat up, thump, pummel, pound, batter, clout
Antonyms: Retreat


Cause to feel sorrow
Example: “His behaviour grieves his mother”
Synonyms: Mourn, lament, sorrow, be sorrowful, cry, sob, weep


A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
Example: A conspiracy to destroy the government
Synonyms: Plot, scheme, plan, machination, ploy, trick, ruse, subterfuge, racket
Antonyms: Faithfulness, honesty, ignorance


Expel (a foreigner) from a country, typically on the grounds of illegal status or for having committed a crime.
Example: He was deported for violation of immigration laws
Synonyms: Expel, banish, exile, transport, expatriate, extradite, repatriate, evict
Antonyms: Allow, hold, keep, take in, welcome

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