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Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part-3

Vocabulary for Competitive Exams like IBPS, SSC, SBI, LIC RRB etc

Weekly Vocabulary Dose part-3 for competitive exams like SSC, IBPS, RRB, SBI, LIC, etc.


  • Intoxicate: poison,  to excite or elate to the point of enthusiasm or frenzy
    • Sentence Example: He became intoxicated with his own power.
    • Synonym: charge, electrify, excite, exhilarate, galvanize, pump up, thrill, titillate, turn on
    • Antonym:  bore, jade, pall, tire, weary, deject, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit
  • Resurrection:  the state of one risen from the dead
    • Sentence Example:  It was one of history's most dramatic and complete political resurrections.
    • Synonym:  reanimation, rebirth, regeneration, rejuvenation, rejuvenescence, renewal, resurgence, resuscitation, revitalization, revival, revivification
    • Antonym:  death, expiration, extinction
  • Propitious:  benevolent, auspicious,  advantageous
    • Sentence Example:  The timing for such a meeting seemed propitious.
    • Synonym: auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, hopeful, likely, optimistic, promising, rose-colored, roseate, rosy, upbeat
    • Antonym: bleak, dark, depressing, desperate, discouraging, disheartening, dismal, downbeat, dreary, gloomy, hopeless, inauspicious, pessimistic, unencouraging, unlikely, unpromising, unpropitious
  • Ecstatic:  of, relating to, or marked by ecstasy
    • Sentence Example: Ecstatic fans filled the stadium.
    • Synonym:  elated, elevated, enrapt, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, giddy, heady, intoxicated, rapt, rapturous, rhapsodic
    • Antonym:  brokenhearted, crestfallen, dejected, despondent, disconsolate, disheartened

  • Adversary: one that contends with, opposes or resists; an enemy or opponent
    • Sentence Example: Davis beat his old adversary in the quarter-finals.
    • Synonym: adversarial, antagonistic, antipathetic, hostile, inhospitable, inimical, jaundiced, mortal, negative, unfriendly, unsympathetic
    • Antonym: friendly, hospitable, nonantagonistic, nonhostile, sympathetic

  • Gullible: easily duped or cheated
    • Sentence Example: There are those that believe that people who visit mediums are all gullible or plainly mistaken in their memories.
    • Synonym: dewy-eyed, easy, exploitable, naive (or naïve), susceptible, trusting, unwary, wide-eyed
    • Antonym: sophisticated, clear-eyed, clear-sighted, hardheaded, shrewd, street-smart
  • Shanghai:  to put by force or threat of force into or as if into a place of detention
    • Sentence Example:  Brady shanghaied her into his Jaguar and roared off.
    • Synonym: cheat, rip off, entrap, deceive, bilk, abduct, kidnap
    • Antonym: unleash, unbind, discharge, loosen
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