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Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part - 10

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Here's Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part-10 with word-meanings, examples, synonyms, and antonyms for exams like SSC, IBPS, SBI, LIC, RRB, RBI, etc.


  • Ineffable: incapable of being expressed in words

    • Sentence Example: The gesture was intended to show his friends and enemies the young man's ineffable beauty.

    • Synonym: incommunicable, indefinable, indescribable, inenarrable, inexpressible, nameless, uncommunicable, unspeakable, unutterable

    • Antonym: communicable, definable, expressible, speakable

  • Vocation: A person's employment or main occupation, especially regarded as worthy and requiring dedication.

    • Sentence Example: Management is a calling, a vocation that requires knowledge and passion, but also patience.

    • Synonym: calling, employment, game, lay, line, occupation, profession, trade, work

    • Antonym: avocation, hobby, pursuit

  • Quibble:  to evade the point of an argument by caviling about words

    • Sentence Example: This is a quibble rather than a significant criticism.

    • Synonym: carp, cavil, fuss, niggle, nitpick

    • Antonym: applaud, commend, compliment, praise, recommend, approve, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support

  • Bombast: pretentious inflated speech or writing

    • Sentence Example: When bombast fails only the shield of diplomacy can protect us.

    • Synonym: bluster, brag, braggadocio, cockalorum, fanfaronade, gas, gasconade, grandiloquence, hot air, magniloquence, rant, rodomontade

    • Antonym: humble, quiet, modest, reserved, unassuming

  • Kinetic: of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith

    • Sentence Example: So the quality is kinetic, not static; you have to see it moving, you can't stop it and get it.

    • Synonym: active, airy,  animated, bouncing, brisk, energetic, frisky, gay, jaunty, jazzy, lively, mettlesome, peppy, perky, pert, pizzazzy (or pizazzy), racy, snappy, spanking, sparky, spirited, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy

    • Antonym: dead, inactive, inanimate, lackadaisical, languid, languishing, languorous, leaden, lifeless, limp, listless, spiritless, vapid

  • Malapert:  impudently bold

    • Sentence Example: The fool was a very humble person, haunting kitchen and scullery, messing almost with the dogs, and liable, when malapert, to a whipping.

    • Synonym: ill-mannered, bad-mannered, impolite, discourteous, impertinent, insolent, impudent, cheeky, audacious, presumptuous, uncivil, disrespectful, unmannerly, ill-bred, churlish, crass, curt, brusque, blunt, ungracious, graceless, brash, unpleasant, disagreeable, offhand, short, sharp

    • Antonym: well-mannered, respectful, polite, pleasant, agreeable, pertinent, civil, gracious, courteous

  • Amalgamate:  to unite in or as if in a mixture of elements; to merge into a single body

    • Sentence Example: The two departments were amalgamated.

    • Synonym: blend, combine, comingle, commingle, commix, composite, concrete, conflate, fuse, homogenize, immingle, immix, incorporate, integrate, interfuse, intermingle, intermix, meld, merge, mingle, mix

    • Antonym: break down, break up, separate, unmix

  • Nuance: a subtle distinction or variation

    • Sentence Example: It's not a point of view I've ever heard before, and I may not entirely have got the subtler nuances of it.

    • Synonym: fine distinction, subtle difference, subtle distinction, shade, shading, gradation, variation, modulation, degree

    • Antonym: directness, imprecision, roughness, blatancy, unimportance



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