Important Vocabulary Notes for Competitive Examinations (Set-18)

Important Vocabulary for Bank Examinations

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1. ALLURE (noun) : आकर्षण
Meaning : the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating.
Synonyms : attraction, lure, draw, pull, appeal, glamour, allurement, enticement, temptation, bewitchment, enchantment, charm, seduction, persuasion, fascination, magnetism.
Antonyms : repulsion, repulsiveness, repugnance, aversion, awfulness, ghastliness, distaste, eyesore. 

2. BASK (verb) : आनंद उठाना

Meaning : revel in and make the most of (something pleasing).
Synonyms : revel, luxuriate, wallow, delight, take pleasure, rejoice, glory, indulge oneself; enjoy, relish, savour. 
Antonyms : suffer, strain, toil, hustle, moil.

3. VESTIGE (noun) : अवशेष

Meaning : a trace or remnant of something that is disappearing or no longer exists.
Synonyms : remnant, remainder, fragment, relic, echo, indication, sign, trace, imprint, impression, legacy, reminder, memento, souvenir, remains, leftovers.
Antonyms : information, lot.

4. RELEVANCE (noun) : प्रासंगिकता

Meaning : the quality or state of being closely connected or appropriate.
Synonyms : applicability, bearing, connection, pertinence, relevancy, appropriateness, aptness, felicitousness, suitability, importance, significance.
Antonyms : inaptness, infelicity, unfitness, unsuitability, insignificance, meaninglessness, pointlessness, extraneousness, inapplicability, irrelevance.

5. STEPPING-STONE (noun)  : उन्नति का मार्ग

Meaning : an action or event that helps one to make progress towards a specified goal.

6. HAUL (noun) : एक यात्रा में तय की जाने वाली दूरी

Meaning : a distance to be covered in a journey.
Synonyms : move, cargo, lift, trail, carry, heave.
Antonyms : bump, lessen, push, outdo.

7. SPLENDID (adjective) : उत्कृष्ट

Meaning : magnificent; very impressive.
Synonyms: sumptuous, grand, impressive, imposing, resplendent, opulent, luxurious, palatial, deluxe, glorious, dazzling, elegant, majestic, regal, plushy, posh, swanky, ritzy.
Antonyms: unprepossessing, mediocre, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, meretricious, shabby, sordid
insignificant, measly, paltry, petty, puny, trifling, unimposing, unimpressive.

8. CLINCH (verb) : पक्का करना, दृढ करन

Meaning : to make final, definite, or beyond dispute.
Synonyms : secure, settle, conclude, close, pull off, bring off, complete, confirm, seal, finalize, wrap up, string, button up.
Antonyms : confuse, muddle, muddy, unsettle, release, push away, unfasten, disprove.

9. UNPRECEDENTED (adjective) : अद्वितीय

Meaning : never done or known before.
Synonyms : unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched, unrivalled, extraordinary, uncommon, striking, exceptional, prodigious, remarkable, atypical, unheard of, unknown, novel. 
Antonyms : conventional, established, traditional, derivative, imitative, familiar, hackneyed, old, time-honored, tired, warmed-over.

10. ABERRATION (noun) : मतिभ्रंश

Meaning : a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.
Synonyms : abnormality, anomaly, exception, oddity, oddment, rarity, quirk, vagary
distortion, variation, difference, disparity.
Antonyms : norm, ordinary, usual, regularity, conformity, concord, consistency, accord.