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Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part - 8

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Here's the Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part - 8 for exams like SSC, IBPS, LIC, SBI, RRB, RBI, etc.

  • Commemorate: to mark by some ceremony or observation, to serve as a memorial of

    • Sentence Example: More than 4,000 petals were dropped at a ceremony to commemorate police officers killed in the line of duty.

    • Synonyms: celebrate, keep, observe

    • Antonyms: break, transgress, violate

  • Yen: a strong desire or propensity; urge, craving

    • Sentence Example: It's no use yenning for the old simplicities.

    • Synonyms: appetency, appetite, craving, desire, drive, hankering, hunger, itch, jones [slang], letch, longing, lust, passion, pining, thirst, thirstiness, urge, yearning

    • Antonyms: abhorrence, abomination, allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, distaste, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion

  • Disparage: to depreciate by indirect means (such as invidious comparison),  to speak slightingly about

    • Sentence Example: He never missed an opportunity to disparage his competitors.

    • Synonyms: bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, decry, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, diminish, dis (also diss) [slang], discount, dismiss, kiss off, minimize, play down, poor-mouth, put down, run down, talk down, trash, trash-talk, vilipend, write off

    • Antonyms: acclaim, applaud, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise

  • Apposite: highly pertinent or appropriate

    • Sentence Example: There are gorgeous backing vocals and the usual apposite soundbites.

    • Synonyms: applicable, apropos, germane, material, pertinent, pointed, relative, relevant

    • Antonyms: extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, inapplicable, inapposite, irrelative, irrelevant, pointless

  • Scavenger: a person employed to remove dirt and refuse from streets, a garbage collector

    • Sentence Example: A reputation as a scavenger of discarded odds and ends.

    • Synonyms: scrounger, forager, gatherer, collector, accumulator

  • Peer-to-peer: relating to, using, or being a network by which computers operated by individuals can share information and resources directly without relying on a dedicated central server

    • Sentence Example: The software for these decentralized peer-to-peer networks is freely available from dozens of sites

  • Nurture: to take care of, feed, and protect someone or something, especially young children or plants, and help him, her, or it to develop

    • Sentence Example: You can say something that will either nurture the relationship or tear it down.

    • Synonyms: advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, incubate, nourish, nurse, promote

    • Antonyms: discourage, frustrate, hinder, inhibit

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