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Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part 1



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Many times we have seen that strong vocabulary helps us score well in competitive exams like IBPS, SSC, SBI, LIC, RRB, RBI, etc but these are very vast and sometimes we do not understand from where to start so Careerneeti is going to provide you weekly vocabulary dose with sentence examples, synonyms and antonyms from now so that you can learn and remember easily and score well in your exams.



  • Exonerate: relieve of a responsibility, obligation, or hardship / to clear from accusation or blame.
    • Sentence Example: the results of the DNA fingerprinting finally exonerated the man, but only after he had wasted 10 years of his life in prison.
    • Synonyms: absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, vindicate.
    • Antonyms: criminate, incriminate.

  • Socialism: a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies.
    • Sentence Example: Socialism had become a political force in the land.
      • Synonyms: radicalism, liberalism.
      • Antonyms: neoconservatism, conservatism, illiberalism.

    • Culture: the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group / the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization.
      • Sentence Example: These activities were part of the culture of everyday life.
      • Synonyms: accomplishment, civilization, couth, cultivation, polish, refinement.
      • Antonyms: barbarianism, barbarism, philistinism.

    • Racism: racial prejudice or discrimination.
      • Sentence Example: Along with a reputation for corruption, the force has frequently been accused of racism.
      • Synonyms: discrimination, prejudice, enmity, bias.
      • Antonyms: equality, fairness, benevolence.

    • Bray: to utter or play loudly or harshly / to crush or grind fine / to spread thin.
      • Sentence Example: If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.
      • Synonyms: atomize, beat, comminute, crush, disintegrate, grind, mill, mull, pound, powder, pulverize.
      • Antonyms: go quite, absolute silence, absorb, hold.

    • Pergola: a structure usually consisting of parallel colonnades supporting an open roof of girders and cross rafters.
      • Sentence Example: Jeffers also will add a two-story deck and pergola in the church's rear parking lot.

    • Democracy: government by the people/rule of the majority.
      • Sentence Example: under our democracy, the people have some control over their lives by being able to select their own political leaders.
      • Synonyms: republic, self-government, self-rule.
      • Antonyms: despotism, dictatorship, monarchy, monocracy, totalitarianism, tyranny.

    • Insipid: lacking taste or savor/lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge.
      • Sentence Example: an insipid and somewhat boring movie about teenagers in love.
      • Synonyms: dead, flat, flavorless, savorless, tasteless, unsavory.
      • Antonyms: flavorful, flavorsome, sapid, savory (also savory), tasteful, tasty.

    • Empathy: the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions.
      • Sentence Example: He felt great empathy toward the poor.
      • Synonyms: pity, sympathy, understanding, benevolence, care, compassion.
      • Antonyms: hard-heartedness, mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness, charitableness.

    • Ethic: a set of moral principles / a consciousness of moral importance.
      • Sentence Example: the ethical behavior expected of every member of the police force.
      • Synonyms: all right, decent, good, honest, honorable, just, moral, nice, right, right-minded, righteous, straight, true, upright, virtuous.
      • Antonyms: bad, black, dishonest, dishonorable, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unethical, unrighteous, wicked, wrong.

    • Solecism: an ungrammatical combination of words in a sentence/something deviating from the proper, normal, or accepted order.
      • Sentence Example: the solecism of asking one’s hosts how much something in their house cost them.
      • Synonyms: familiarity, faux pas,  gaffe, impropriety, indiscretion.
      • Antonyms: amenity, attention, civility, courtesy, formality, gesture, pleasantry.

    • Collusion: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose.
      • Sentence Example: there was collusion between the two companies to fix prices.
      • Synonyms: complicity, connivance, conspiracy.
      • Antonyms: disapproval, dissent.

    • Grace: a charming or attractive trait or characteristic / a virtue coming from God / a special favor.
      • Sentence Example: as if taste were not enough, red wine has the added grace of being healthy for the heart.
      • Synonyms: class, classiness, courtliness, elegance, fineness, gracefulness, handsomeness, majesty, refinement, stateliness.
      • Antonyms: gracelessness, inelegance.

    • Integrity: the quality or state of being complete or undivided/firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.
      • Sentence Example: her integrity is such that she tells the truth even when people least want to hear it.
      • Synonyms: character, decency, goodness, honesty, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousness.
      • Antonyms: badness, evil, evildoing, immorality, iniquity, sin, villainy, wickedness

    • Comradery: a spirit of friendly good-fellowship.
      • Sentence Example: the special comradery that exists between soldiers that have experienced the crucible of combat together.
      • Synonyms: brotherhood, community, companionship, company, comradery, comradeship, fellowship, society.
      • Antonyms: forlornness, loneliness, lonesomeness.



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