Important Vocabulary Notes for Competitive Examinations (Set-177)

Important Vocabulary for Bank Examinations

Meaning : a heavy fall of objects; a rapid or overwhelming outpouring of many things at once; pellets of frozen rain which fall in showers from cumulonimbus clouds.
Synonym : sleet, precipitation, beat, shower, rain, fall, pour, drop, shower blitz, blitzkrieg, bombardment, cannonade,
Antonym : dribble, drip, trickle


Meaning : absence of culture and civilization; extreme cruelty or brutality.
Synonym :  atrocious, barbaric, cruel, brutal, brute, butcherly, fiendish, heartless, inhuman, inhumane, sadistic, savage, truculent, vicious, wanton
Antonym : cultured, enlightened, humane, sophisticated; genteel, polished, polite, refined, urbane, well-bred; semicivilized

3. Standoff

Meaning : a deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict.
Synonym : deadlock,stalemate,toss-up,impasse
Antonym : agreement,breakthrough


Meaning : an act of breaking a law, promise, agreement, or relationship; a breaking of a moral or legal code; a failure to uphold the requirements of law, duty, or obligation
Synonym :  offense, crime, debt, error, lawbreaking, malefaction, misdeed, misdoing, sin, 
Antonym : noninfringement, nonviolation, observance; noncrime

5. Adjudication

Meaning : the action or process of adjudicating; a formal judgement on a disputed matter.
Synonym : conclusion,determination,pronouncement,decision
Antonym : beginning,start,indecision

6. Vandalised

Meaning : deliberately destroy or damage (public or private property).
Synonym : demolish, trash, despoil, ravage, wreck, disfigure, ravish, ruin, damage
Antonym : build,fix,repair,construct,mend,aid,assist,help


Meaning : pay out (money from a fund); to make a payment in settlement of 
Synonym : spend, drop, expend, fork (over, out, or up), give, layout, outlay, pay, shell out
Antonym : cache, hoard, lay up, save; acquire, earn, gain, garner, make, procure, realize, secure, win

8. Calving

Meaning : of an ice mass:  to separate or break so that a part becomes detached;  to give birth to a calf; also: to produce offspring

9. Resurgence

Meaning : The definition of a resurgence is a new start or a revival;  A continuing after interruption; a renewal.
A restoration to use, acceptance, activity, or vigor; a revival.
Synonym : reanimation, rebirth, regeneration, rejuvenation, rejuvenescence, renewal, revival, resurrection, resuscitation, revitalization, revivification
Antonym : death, expiration, extinction


Meaning : consisting of two members or parts that are usually joined 
Synonym :  binary, double, double-barreled, double-edged, dual, duplex, twin, twofold
Antonym : single