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.
Starting today, each day we will be 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. Abate (uh BATE) v: to subside, to reduce
• Rohit spilled a pot of hot coffee on his leg. It hurt quite a bit. Then, gradually, the agony abated.
• Sunshine abates when rainy season begins.
• A rain storm that does not let up continues unabated.
• Tax abatement is a reduction in taxes. for example:
• Businesses are sometimes given tax abatements in return for building factories in places where there is a need for jobs.
2. Abdicate (AB duh KATE) v: to step down from a position of power or responsibility
• When Nawab Saheb decided he would rather be married Ratnakiri, a divorcee, than be the Nawab, he turned in his crown and abdicated.
• Even people who aren’t monarchs can abdicate duties and responsibilities.
• Rahul abdicated his responsibility as a home keeper by locking the house and flying to the lonavala.
3. Aberration (AB uh RAY shun) n: something not typical, a deviation from the standard
• Ranjit’s bad behavior was an aberration.
• Rainfall in June is an aberration. Rain doesn’t normally fall in June.
• The chef at this restaurant is dreadful. The good meal we just had was an aberration.
• An aberration is an aberrant (uh BER unt) occurrence.
• Ranjit’s behavior was aberrant.
• The summer rainfall was aberrant.
4. Abhor (ab HAWR) v: to hate very, very much; to detest
• To abhor something is to view it with horror.
• Infact, hating a person is almost friendly in comparison with abhorring him or her.
• Venkatesh abhorred having hammers dropped on his head.
• To abhor raw chicken livers is to have an abhorrence of them or to find them abhorrent.
5. Abject (AB jekt) adj: hopeless; extremely sad and servile, defeated, utterly bummed out
• An abject person is one who has lost all hope.
• A slave would be abject, in all likelihood.
• Perhaps 90 percent of the time, when you encounter this word it will be followed by the word poverty. (Use this for cloze passage and parajumbles). Abject poverty is hopeless, desperate poverty.
6. Abnegate (AB nuh GATE) v: to deny oneself things, to reject, to renounce
• Nupur abnegated desserts for one month after getting on the scale.
• Self-abnegation is giving up oneself, usually for some higher cause.
• Ascetics practice self-abnegation because they believe it will bring them closer to spiritual purity.
7. Abridge (uh BRIJ) v: to shorten, to condense
• The editor had abridged the massive book by removing the boring parts.
• An abridged dictionary is one that has been shortened to keep it from crushing desks and people’s laps.
• An abridgment is a shortened or condensed work.
8. Abortive (uh BAWR tiv) adj: unsuccessful
• Shashi and Neville made an abortive effort to bake a birthday cake; that is, their effort did not result in a birthday cake.
• Gaurav attempt to climb the mountain was abortive. He fell off when he was halfway up.
• To abort something is to end it before it is completed. An aborted pregnancy, called an abortion, is one that is ended before the baby is born. An abortion in this sense doesn’t have to be the result of a controversial medical procedure.
9. Absolute (AB suh LOOT) adj: total, unlimited, perfect
• An absolute ruler is one who is ruled by no one else.
• An absolute mess is a total mess.
• An absolute rule is one that has no exceptions and that you must follow, no two ways about it.
• Absolute is also a noun. It means something that is total, unlimited or perfect.
• Death, for living things, is an absolute. There just isn’t any way around it.
10. Absolve (ab ZOLV) v: to forgive or free from blame, to free from sin, to free from an obligation.
• The priest absolved the sinner who had come to church to confess his sin.
• It is also possible to absolve someone of a responsibility.
• The act of absolving is called absolution (Ab sun LOO shun).
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.