Important Vocabulary Notes for Competitive Examinations (Set-9)

Important Vocabulary for Bank Examinations

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1. Gaffe : (noun) : चूक
Meaning : an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder.
Synonyms : blooper, blunder, impropriety, indiscretion, boner, howler
Antonyms : correction

2. Revel : (verb) : आनंद लेना
gerund or present participle : revelling

Meaning : enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing.
Synonyms : carouse, gaiety, frolic, debauch, carousal, jollity
Antonyms : gloom

3. Humble : (verb) : नम्र

gerund or present participle : humbling
Meaning : cause (someone) to feel less important or proud.
Synonyms : disgrace, confound, humiliate, mortify, abase, embarrass
Antonyms : boost, clarify, compliment, delight, encourage, enlighten, honor

4. Languish: (verb) : दुर्बल
Meaning :  (of a person, animal, or plant) lose or lack vitality; grow weak.

Synonyms : deteriorate, dwindle, decline, fade, despond, hanker, grieve
Antonyms : build, develop, despise, delight, flourish, strengthen

5. Envisage : (verb)=परिकल्पना

Meaning : contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.
Synonyms : confront, consider, regard, visualize
Antonyms : disregard, ignore

6. Quintessential : (adjective) : सर्वोत्कृष्ट

Meaning : representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.
Synonyms : typical, ultimate, classic, ideal

7. Couch: (verb) : शब्दों में कहना

past tense : couched; past participle: couched
Meaning : express (something) in language of a specified style.
Synonyms : utter, formulate, frame, phrase

8. Affront: (noun) : प्रत्यक्ष अपमान

Meaning : an action or remark that causes outrage or offence.
Synonyms : indignity, slight, abuse, offense, outrage, vexation, slur
Antonyms : respect, aid, flattery, praise, appeasement

9. Prowess: (noun) : कौशल

Meaning : skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.
Synonyms : accomplishment, aptitude, dexterity, expertise, mastery, excellence
Antonyms : failure, inability, incapacity, lack, cowardice

10. Hankering: (noun) : तीव्र इच्छा

Meaning : a strong desire to have or do something.
Synonyms : craving, pining, yearning, druthers, longing
Antonyms : dislike, hatred