Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part - 7

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Weekly Vocabulary Dose part-7 for competitive exams like SSC, IBPS, RRB, RBI,  SBI, LIC, etc

  • Remittance: transmittal of money (as to a distant place)

    • Sentence Example: The Indian Post Office also hopes to get a 10% share of remittances sent this way.

    • Synonyms: compensation, consideration, pay, payment, recompense, remuneration, requital

    • Antonyms: nonpayment

  • Argonaut: A small floating octopus, the female of which has webbed sail-like arms and secretes a thin coiled papery shell in which the eggs are laid.

    • Sentence Example: One of the most astounding cephalopods is the paper nautilus also known as argonaut.

    • Synonyms: daredevil, seeker of adventures, hero, heroine, swashbuckler, knight errant, crusader, venturer, traveler, voyager, wanderer

    • Antonyms: scaredy cat

  • Tenacious:  not easily pulled apart, cohesive

    • Sentence Example: Popular culture has a tenacious grip on most kids, parents, and even us teachers.

    • Synonyms: dogged, insistent, patient, persevering, persistent, pertinacious

    • Antonyms: quitting, surrendering, yielding

  • Palimpsest:  writing material (such as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased

    • Sentence Example: Some people used old books as the basis of their scrapbook, leading to a palimpsest of the original text and jumbled scraps, with columns overlapping columns and sentences running together.

    • Synonyms: manuscript

  • Countermand:  to revoke (a command) by a contrary order

    • Sentence Example: An order to arrest the strike leaders had been countermanded.

    • Synonyms: override, overrule, overturn, veto

    • Antonyms: enact, lay down, legislate

  • Glitch:  a usually minor malfunction; an unexpected defect, fault, flaw, or imperfection

    • Sentence Example: It took most of the next morning to figure out the glitch and devise a temporary fix.

    • Synonyms: catch, hitch, pitfall, snag

    • Antonyms: magic bullet, silver bullet

  • Coin of the realm: the legal money of a country

    • Sentence Example: I need to get some coin of the realm

    • Synonyms: legal tender


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