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Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part 12

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Here's the Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part 12 with synonyms, antonyms, and sentence example for exams like RRB, RBI, SBI, LIC, IBPS, SSC, etc



  • Embezzle: to appropriate fraudulently to one's own use

    • Sentence Example: Peron represented himself as a leader for the common people, however, his administration embezzled funds stole from the workers.

    • Synonyms: misapply, misappropriate, misuse, peculate

    • Antonyms: compensate, return, give, pay

  • Torrid: parched with heat especially of the sun

    • Sentence Example: Whether in the torrid months of summer, the pouring rains of the monsoon season, or the cold winters of the North, it's always tea time in India.

    • Synonyms: ardent, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, hot, piping hot, red, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sultry, superheated, sweltering, ultra hot, white-hot

    • Antonyms: algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, cold, freezing, frigid, frozen, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy

  • Dearth: scarcity that makes dear; an inadequate supply

    • Sentence Example: He feels there is a dearth of good landscape paintings in Kerala.

    • Synonyms: crunch, deficiency, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want

    • Antonyms: abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth

  • Ostentatious: attracting or seeking to attract attention, admiration, or envy often by gaudiness or obviousness 

    • Sentence Example: She doesn't own a fleet of ostentatious cars or a portfolio of grand homes.

    • Synonyms: flamboyant, flaring, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, loud, noisy, razzle-dazzle, splashy, swank (or swanky)

    • Antonyms: conservative, quiet, understated, unflamboyant, unflashy

  • Lionize: to treat as an object of great interest or importance

    • Sentence Example: People will lionize you as the Voice of a Generation.

    • Synonyms: apotheosize, canonize, dignify, exalt, magnify 

    • Antonyms: blaspheme, desecrate, profane, violate

  • Flair: a skill or instinctive ability to appreciate or make good use of something

    • Sentence Example: Kevin has a flair for photography.

    • Synonyms: aptitude, bent, endowment, faculty, genius, gift, head, knack, talent

    • Antonyms: disability, handicap, inability, incapacity, shortcoming, weakness

  • Metathesis: a change of place or condition

    • Sentence Example: We are dealing here with a phenomenon called metathesis, the switching of two adjacent sounds within a word.

    • Synonyms: displacement, transfer, convection


  • Churlish: rude in a mean-spirited and surly way

    • Sentence Example: It just seems churlish for a writer to refuse to have their music used on an advert.

    • Synonyms: boorish, classless, cloddish, clownish, loutish, uncouth

    • Antonyms: couth, cultivated, polished, refined, sophisticated, well-bred

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