Important Vocabulary Notes for Competitive Examinations (Set-179)

Important Vocabulary for Bank Examinations

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1.Dreaded 
Meaning :  Regarded with great fear or apprehension; regard with great awe or reverence.
Synonym : affright, alarm, apprehension, fear, fearfulness, fright, funk, horror, panic, terror, trepidation.
Antonym :  hopefulness; confidence, optimism, sanguinity

2.Expeditious
Meaning : having or showing the ability to respond without delay or hesitation
Synonym : alacritous, alert, quick, prompt, ready, willing, speedy, swift, quick, rapid, fast, prompt, punctual, immediate, instant,
Antonym : unresponsive,crawling,creeping,dallying,dawdling,dilatory, dragging, laggard, lagging, lazy, lazyish, leisurely

3.Trawl
Meaning : Trawl is defined as to fish or catch with a large, baglike net; to make a thorough search (of)

4.Luddite
Meaning :  Any of a group of workers in England (1811-16) who smashed new labor-saving textile machinery in protest against unemployment and reduced wages ;a person opposed in principle to technological change: a pejorative term

5.vying
Meaning : to engage in a contest;
Synonym : compete, contest, struggle.battle, contend, faceoff, fight, race, rival
Antonym : truce,  concord, harmony, peace

6.Polysemy
Meaning : the coexistence of many possible meanings for a word or phrase; having several meanings, or being open to several interpretations.;
Synonym : doubt, dubiety, vagueness, dubiousness, equivocancy, tergiversation.
Antonym : assurance, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction,  surety, trust

7.Hubris
Meaning : excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance
Synonym : arrogance, conceit, haughtiness, pride, vanity, self-importance, pomposity, superciliousness,
Antonym : humility, respected, timidity, modesty, unassumingness, unpretentiousness

8.Emanated
Meaning : to throw or give off; (of a feeling, quality, or sensation) issue or spread out from (a source).
Synonym : cast, discharge, emit, evolve, exhale, expel, expire, emerge, flow, pour, proceed, issue, ensue, exude, give off,
Antonym :  conceal, keep, take, withdraw, absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up)

9.Hatched
Meaning : (of an egg) open and produce a young animal; conspire to devise (a plot or plan); a barrier by which an entry is closed and opened
Synonym : devise, conceive, contrive, concoct, brew, invent, plan, design, formulate; gate, door, portal
Antonym : miss ,clone, copy, copycat,  duplicate, imitate

10.Draconian
Meaning : (of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe.
Synonym : harsh, severe, strict, extreme, drastic, stringent, tough, swingeing, cruel, brutal, oppressive,  severe
Antonym :  amenable, easy, gentle, temperate, calm, mild