August 06, 2017

Vocabulary for IBPS, SBI, RBI, CSAT, CAT exams #18

Vocabulary for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI PO, RBI, CSAT, CAT, GRE exams

Vocabulary for IBPS, SBI, RBI, CSAT, CAT exams

INFIDELITY

  • Noun
  • Marital disloyalty; Unfaithfulness;
  • SYNONYMS: Adultery, Betrayal, Cheating, Falsity, Perfidy
  • ANTONYMS: Faithfulness; Fidelity; Loyalty; Honour; Staunchness
  • USAGE:  → After her first two failed marriages and her ex-husbands' infidelities, she could not go down this road herself.

PROMISCUOUS

  • Adjective
  • Indiscriminately sexually active
  • FORMS: Promiscuously - Adverb
    Promiscuousness - Noun
  • SYNONYMS: Licentious, Immoral, Profilgate, Wanton
  • ANTONYMS: Chaste, Cold, Frigid
  • USAGE:  → Apparently that meant, I was young and potentially very promiscuous.
    He is just starting his adulthood in a culture predominated by permissiveness and promiscuity.

RETALIATE

  • Verb
  • Get even with someone
  • Forms: Retaliative - Adjective
    Retaliater - Noun
  • SYNONYMS: React, Reciprocate, Counterattack, Revenge, Avenge, Requite
  • ANTONYMS: Forgive, Pardon, Sympathize
  • USAGE:  → The tiger only learned to avoid people when their abilities to retaliate increased over the last two centuries.
    → Often people talk of justice as only retaliative.

CONTEMPLATE

  • Verb
  • Think about seriously
  • Forms: Contemplatingly - Adverb
    Contemplation - Noun
  • SYNONYMS: Aim, Consider, Envisage, Excogitate, Observe, Percolate
  • ANTONYMS: Discard, Disregard, Neglect, Scorn
  • USAGE:  → For a time he contemplated a career as an army medical officer.
    → He was lost in the contemplation of the landscape for a while.

TANTAMOUNT

  • Adjective
  • Equivalent; Same;
  • SYNONYMS: Duplicate, Commensurate, Parallel, Synonymous, Uniform
  • ANTONYMS: Different, Opposite, Polar, Reverse
  • USAGE:  → His angry speech was tantamount to a declaration of war.
    →What Bose is saying is tantamount to abuse.

INTRIGUE

  • Noun
  • Scheme; Secret planning, plot
  • Forms: Intriguingly - Adverb
    Intriguing/Intrigued - Verb
  • SYNONYMS: Artifice, Cabal, Collusion, Conspiracy, Hookup, Dodge, Wile
  • USAGE:  →The Novelty of the situation intrigued him.
    →The plan intrigues me, but I wonder if it will work.

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