Dear Banking/Recruitment exams Candidates
After reading our daily tips, tricks and quizzes on different subjects and sections, we got endless requests from candidates for help in improving vocabulary and improve the performance in English section of banking/recruitment exams.
We have started posting a list 10 vocabulary words along with their meaning and example, your task would be to checkout those words, understand their meaning and answer the questions that follow.
Candidates set your game brain on, here are the 10 words for vocabulary challenge for today:
1. anticipate v. To expect; to sense something before it happens
By placing sensors in earthquake-prone areas, scientists can anticipate some tremors in time to warn the public.
Parts of speech anticipation n, anticipatory adj
2. catastrophic adj. Extremely harmful; causing financial or physical
The architect died in a catastrophic elevator accident.
Parts of speech catastrophe n, catastrophically adv
3. collide v. To come together with great or violent force
As usual, their holiday was ruined when their in-laws’ views on politics collided with their own.
Parts of speech collision n
4. eruption n. A sudden, often violent, outburst
The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 caused 57 deaths and immeasurable change to the face of the mountain.
Usage tips Eruption is often followed by an of phrase.
Parts of speech erupt v
5. famine n. Severe hunger; a drastic food shortage
The potato famine in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century caused large numbers of Irish people to emigrate to America.
6. flood n. An overflowing of water; an excessive amount
The constant rain and poor drainage system caused a flood in town. The political party sent out a flood of letters criticizing their opponents.
Parts of speech flood v
7. impact n. A strong influence
The speech about the importance of education made an impact on me.
Usage tips Impact is usually followed by on or of.
Parts of speech impact v
8. persevere v. To keep going, despite obstacles or discouragement; to maintain a purpose
The hikers persevered despite the bad weather and the icy trail.
Parts of speech persist v, persistent adj
9. plunge v. To go down suddenly; to decrease by a great amount in a short time
He jumped off the diving board and plunged into the pool.
The value of the company’s stock plunged after its chief executive
Usage tips Plunge is often followed by an into phrase.
Parts of speech plunge n
10. unleash v. To release a thing or an emotion
When they saw the strange man on their property, they unleashed
He is from such an unemotional family, he will never learn to unleash his feelings.
Question: Answer the word in the comments section below that best completes each sentence.
1. Residents of Hawaii must accept the possibility of a volcanic (eruption / perseverance).
2. Years after the accident, she was finally able to (anticipate / unleash) her feelings of anger.
3. Houses along the river often face (famine / flooding) during the rainy season.
4. Many people think it is cruel to (collide / plunge) live lobsters into boiling water.
5. A well-written essay should make some kind of (catastrophe / impact) on its readers.
Don’t forget to answer in the comments section below.
Also do let us know which kind of vocabulary challenges do you want to take? Did you like today’s challenge? Should we revert back to 10 vocabulary words challenge?