May 12, 2018

Vocabulary for SBI, RBI, SSC and UPSC exams #35

Vocabulary for SBI PO, IBPS PO, RBI grade B officers, SSC CGL and UPSC civil services exams

Vocabulary for SBI PO, IBPS PO, RBI grade B officers, SSC CGL and UPSC civil services exams

Repercussions

⇒ After effect, consequences, result, side effect
eg: The fate of the state election has repercussions nationally.

Wrest

⇒ Take something from someone when it is difficult
eg: For the BJP, a failure to wrest Karnataka will be difficult to ingest.

Shrewd

⇒ Clever, intelligent, cunning
eg: Siddaramaiah has shrewdly and cynically fanned linguistic caste emotions to paint BJP as a pro Hindu party

Embroiled

⇒ Involve in a dispute, cause trouble
eg: Yeddyurappa has been given the cases he was embroiled in.

Ratchet up

Phrasal verb
⇒ Increase by a fixed amount and seems unlikely to decrease again
eg: By ratcheting up tensions with Iran and further isolating venezula, the US has already sent oil prices soaring.

Vituperative

⇒ Full of hate, anger or insults; abusive
eg: The Prime Minister should rethink his propensity to make vituperative comments against opposition leaders.

Solace

⇒ A feeling of comfort that makes you less sad, comfort, peace
eg: The Congress can take some solace from this unusual development.

Belittle

⇒ To portray as less important, criticize, derogate
eg: The Prime Minister took every opportunity to belittle Rahul Gandhi.

Amorphous

⇒ Having no pattern or structure, indeterminate
eg: Mobs are amorphous units that confer anonymity on perpetrators.

Xenophobic

⇒ And reasonably hating anyone or anything foreign or strange
eg: The police say the trigger for the killings could be a rush of xenophobic messages circulating on WhatsApp.

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