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Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part - 11


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Here's Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part-11 with word-meanings, examples, synonyms, and antonyms for exams like SSC, IBPS, SBI, LIC, RRB, RBI, etc.


  • Flounce: to move with exaggerated jerky or bouncy motions

    • Sentence Example: Making an angry noise, she turned and flounced out to the carriage.

    • Synonym: storm, stride angrily, sweep, stomp, stamp, march, strut, stalk

    • Antonym: slink

  • Assiduous: showing great care, attention, and effort 

    • Sentence Example: The manager has the right to expect that his workers will be careful and assiduous.

    • Synonym: active, bustling, busy, diligent, employed, engaged, hopping, industrious, laborious, occupied, sedulous, tied-up, working

    • Antonym: idle, inactive, unbusy, unemployed, unoccupied

  • Barranca: A narrow, winding river gorge

    • Sentence Example: The lava flow sequences exposed along the main barrancos do not display any gaps in the volcanic activity

    • Synonym: gorge, abyss, canyon, ravine, gully, gulf, pass, defile, couloir, crevasse, cleft, rift, rent

  • Auspice:  kindly patronage and guidance

    • Sentence Example: Scientists have been fascinated by this work because this phenomenon was predicted a century ago under the auspice of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.

    • Synonym: aegis, backing, patronage, sponsorship

  • Scrutinize: to examine closely and minutely   

    • Sentence Example: Basil scrutinized the painting

    • Synonym: audit, check (out), con, examine, inspect, overlook, oversee, review, scan, survey, view

    • Antonym: skim, glance (at or over), miss, overlook

  • Equivocal: subject to two or more interpretations and usually used to mislead or confuse

    • Sentence Example: His reply was oblique, equivocal, and we hurried on to other matters.

    • Synonym: debatable, disputable, dodgy [chiefly British], doubtable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, fishy, problematic (also problematical), queer, questionable, shady, shaky, suspect, suspicious

    • Antonym: certain, hands-down, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, questionless, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unproblematic, unquestionable

  • Chasten: to correct by punishment or suffering

    • Sentence Example: But he'll probably be well chastened, I suppose.

    • Synonym: castigate, chastise, correct, discipline, penalize, punish

    • Antonym: excuse, pardon, spare


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