Important Vocabulary Notes for Competitive Examinations (Set-178)

Important Vocabulary for Bank Examinations

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1.Abeyance
Meaning : A state of temporary disuse or suspension; temporary inactivity
Synonym : suspend, adjourn, interrupt, break off, postpone, delay, defer, shelve, arrest, put off, cold storage, deep freeze, doldrums, dormancy
Antonym : in hand, under way, continuing

2.Acquiesced

Meaning : To give or express one's approval (as to a proposal); To consent or comply passively or without protest
Synonym : accede, agree, assent, come round, consent, subscribe
Antonym : dissent,deny,decline,disorder,differ,dissuade

3.Outcry

Meaning :  An exclamation or shout; a strong expression of public disapproval or anger; a loud cry
Synonym : uproar, commotion, shout, exclamation, cry, yell, howl, whoop, roar, scream, shriek, screech
Antonym : acceptance, calm,praise,silence,approval,peace

4.Coalition

Meaning : A group of people acting together within a larger group ; a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.
Synonym : alliance, union, partnership, affiliation, bloc, caucus; federation, league, association, splinter, split
Antonym : disaffiliation, dissociation

5.Undulating

Meaning : Move with a smooth wave-like motion; have a wavy form or outline.
Synonym : rise and fall, surge, wave, billow, roll, swell, ripple, heave, flow, wind, swing

6.Efficacy

Meaning : The ability to produce a desired or intended result.
Synonym : edge, effectiveness, effectualness, efficaciousness, efficacity, efficiency, productiveness
Antonym : ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficiency

7.Sludge

Meaning : Thick, soft, wet mud or a similar viscous mixture of liquid and solid components, especially the product of an industrial or refining process.
Synonym : mud, muck, mire, ooze, silt, alluvium, dirt, slime, slush, slurry

8.Foiling

Meaning : To prevent from attaining an end; to bring to naught; to prevent from achieving a goal
Synonym : baffle, balk, beat, checkmate, discomfit, frustrate, thwart
Antonym : advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nurture, promote

9.Stark

Meaning : Severe or bare in appearance or outline; harsh and threatening in manner or appearance
Synonym : blunt, austere, dour, fierce, flinty, forbidding, gruff, intimidating
Antonym : benign, benignant, gentle, mild, nonintimidating, tender

10.steeped

Meaning : Having an incline approaching the perpendicular; going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount 
Synonym : baroque, devilish, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, abrupt, bold, precipitous, sheer
Antonym : easy, middling, moderate, modest, reasonable, temperate