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 pronunciation, your task would be to checkout those words, pronounce them correctly, understand their meaning and finally come up with sentences and statements which contains those words and convey their meaning. Comment your original sentences in the comments section below. The reason we are encouraging you to do that is because the key to improving vocabulary is using new and difficult words in your own sentences as you tend to remember the meaning once you have used it. You can also see how other candidates have used those words in their sentences and improve your word recall. After this you should use these sentences and words while talking to people. Even if you use the word once while talking to a person, you would realize that your vocabulary is increasing swiftly. The format of each word will be like:
“WORD (pronunciation) part of speech: Meaning
one or two Sentences” . Consider the following example:
Abash (uh BASH) v: to make ashamed, to embarrass.
• Raj felt abashed by his inability to remember his lines in the morning prayers.
• To do something without shame or embarrassment is to do it un-abashedly.
• Shreya handed in a term paper that she had unabashedly copied from the newspaper.
Notice that Abash is the word, ‘uh bash’ is the pronunciation, v signifies its a verb. This is followed by meaning ‘to make ashamed, embarrass’ . There are two-three sentences demonstrating how you can use the word and its antonym.
Candidates set your game brain on, here are the 10 vocabulary words for today:
1. Ramification (RAM uh fuh KAY shun) n: a consequence, a branching out
A tree could be said to ramify or branch out as it grows. A ramification is a consequence that grows out of something in the same way that a tree branch grows out of a tree trunk.
The professor found a solution to the problem, but there are many ramifications. Some experts are afraid that he has created more problems than he has solved.
2. Rancor (RANG kur) n: bitter, long-lasting ill will or resentment
The mutual rancor felt by the two nations eventually led to war.
Jimmy’s success produced such feelings of rancor in Sheena, his rival, that she was never able to tolerate being in the same room with him again.
To feel rancor is to be rancorous. The rancorous public exchanges between the two competing boxers are strictly for show. Outside the ring, they are the best of friends.
3. Rapacious (ruh PAY shus) adj: greedy, plundering, avaricious
Investment bankers are often accused of being rapacious, but they claim they are performing a valuable economic function.
The noun form is rapacity.
4. Rebuke (ri BYOOK) v: to criticize sharply
The judge rebuked the convicted murderer for chopping up so many people and burying them in the woods.
We trembled as Mr. Solomon rebuked us for flipping over his car and taking off the tires.
A piece of sharp criticism is called a rebuke.
When the students pushed their Sanskrit teacher out the window, the principal delivered a rebuke that made their ears twirl.
5. Rebut (ri BUT) v: to contradict, to argue in opposition to, to prove to be false
They all thought I was crazy, but none of them could rebut my argument.
The defense attorney attempted to rebut the prosecutor’s claim that the defendant’s fingerprints, hair, clothing, signature, wallet, wristwatch, credit cards and car had been found at the scene of the crime.
An act or an instance of rebutting is called a rebuttal. Rebut and refute are synonyms.
6. Recalcitrant (ri KAL si trunt) adj: stubbornly defiant of authority or control, disobedient
The recalcitrant cancer continued to spread through the patient’s body despite every therapy and treatment the doctors could think to try.
The country was in a turmoil, but the recalcitrant dictator refused even to listen to the pleas of the international representatives.
7. Recant (ri KANT) v: to publicly take back and deny (something previously said or believed), to openly confess error
The chagrined scientist recanted his theory that mice originated on the moon. It turned out that he had simply mixed up the results of two separate experiments.
The secret police tortured the intellectual for a week by tickling his feet with a feather duster, until he finally recanted.
An act of recanting is called a recantation.
8.Reciprocal (ri SIP ruh kul) adj: mutual, shared, interchangeable
The Mahindra Club had a reciprocal arrangement with the Umeed Club. Members of either club had full privileges of membership at the other.
Their hatred was reciprocal. They hated each other.
To reciprocate is to return in kind, to interchange or to repay.
9. Reclusive (ri KLOOS iv) adj: hermit like, withdrawn from society
The crazy millionaire led a reclusive existence, shutting himself up in his labyrinthine mansion and never setting foot in the outside world.
Our new neighbors were so reclusive that we did not even meet them until a full year after they had moved in.
A reclusive person is a recluse.
After his wife’s death, the grieving old man turned into a recluse and seldom ventured out of his house.
10. Recrimination (ri KRIM uh NAY shun) n: bitter Counteraccusation or the act of making a bitter counteraccusation
The word is often used in the plural. Radha was full of recrimination. When I accused her of stealing my pen, she angrily accused me of being careless, evil and stupid.
The courtroom echoed with the recriminations of the convicted defendant as he was taken off to the Penitentiary.
To make a recrimination is to recriminate. The adjective is recriminatory.
Dont forget to use atleast 4-5 words from the above list in sentences of your own and write them in the comments section below. It will also help us evaluate whether you have used the word properly or not.