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Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part - 4

Vocabulary, English, Study Notes for Competitive Exams like SBI, SSC, RRB, IBPS, LIC


Weekly Vocabulary Dose part-4 for competitive exams like SSC, IBPS, RRB, SBI, LIC, etc.

  • Accolade: a mark of acknowledgment; award; an expression of praise; a ceremonial embrace
    • Sentence Example: The hotel has won numerous accolades.
    • Synonym: citation, commendation, dithyramb, encomium, eulogium, eulogy, homage, hymn, paean, panegyric, salutation, tribute
    • Antonym: censure, condemnation, denunciation, indictment, rebuke, reprimand, reproof, admonition, correction, harangue, lecture, sermon

  • Resuscitate: to revive from apparent death or from unconsciousness; revitalize; come to, revive
    • Sentence Example: An ambulance crew tried to resuscitate him.
    • Synonym: freshen, recharge, recreate, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, renew, repair, restore, revitalize, revive, revivify
    • Antonym: extinguish, kill, quench, suppress

  • Logy:  sluggish, groggy
    • Sentence Example: The beer made them logy and disinclined to move.
    • Synonym: all in, aweary [archaic], beat, beaten, bleary, burned-out (or burnt-out), bushed, dead, done, drained, exhausted, fatigued, jaded, knackered [British], limp, played out, pooped [slang], prostrate, spent, tapped out, tired, tuckered (out), washed-out, wearied, weary, wiped out, worn, worn-out
    • Antonym: fresh, refreshed, rejuvenated, relaxed, rested, revitalized, active, energetic, invigorated, peppy, strengthened, strong, tireless, vitalized, weariness

  • Hoar: greyish white; grey or grey-haired with age
    • Sentence Example: These depth hoar complexes can usually be counted as annual layers in the top portion.
    • Synonym: age-old, aged, ancient, antediluvian, antique, dateless, hoary, immemorial, old, venerable
    • Antonym: modern, new, recent

  • Nonpareil: having no equal
    • Sentence Example: He is a nonpareil storyteller.
    • Synonym: incomparable, inimitable, matchless, only, peerless, unequaled (or unequaled), unexampled, unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled, unsurpassable, unsurpassed
    • Antonym: common, commonplace, everyday, familiar, frequent, garden, household, normal, ordinary, routine, ubiquitous, usual, inferior, lesser, worse, worst

  • Writhe:  to move or proceed with twists and turns; to twist from or as if from pain or struggling; to suffer keenly
    • Sentence Example: Witnesses said he was writhing in pain on the road with an elbow and hip injuries.
    • Synonym: Enlace, entwine, implicate [archaic], interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, inweave, lace, ply, twist, weave, wreathe
    • Antonym: disentangle, uncoil, untangle, untwine, unwind

  • Inexorable: not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped; relentless
    • Sentence Example: The doctors were inexorable, and there was nothing to be done.
    • Synonym: relentless, unremitting, unstoppable, certain, ineluctable, ineludible, inescapable, inevitable, necessary, sure, unavoidable, inescapable, decided, definite, settled
    • Antonym: preventable (also preventible), improbable, unlikely, avoidable, evadable, uncertain, unsure

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