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Links of the part 2 and part 3 of the frequently asked vocabs in bank exams,  are at the bottom of the post. 

    1.    Abdicate :  to give up a position or power/ to renounce a throne, high   office, dignity
Syn:  Relinquish, Resign

Example - “Pakistan PM Imran Khan will have to abdicate his chair sooner or later”, Bilawal Bhutto. 

    2.    Abjure : Formally reject a formerly held belief. 
Syn : Recant, Forswear

Example : In a sober ceremony, Sia abjured her old religion and embraced Christianity.

    3.  Abrupt:  Sudden and unexpected/ Rude/ Extremely sharp
    Syn:  Precipitous, Discourteous,

Example: US-North Korea nuclear talks came to an abrupt end.

    4.  Abscond:  to depart secretly and hide oneself
Syn : Flee, Escape

Example: WikiLeak’s founder Julian Assange has been sent to 50 weeks jail for absconding while on bail.

    5. Abstruse:  Difficult to comprehend
Syn: Recondite, Esoteric

Example: "In the beginning the script seemed abstruse but later I liked it a lot" ,Bhumi Pednekar. 

    6. Accede: to give consent/ to attain or assume office
Syn:  Assent

Example : Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel urged that Guruji went to Kashmir to get Maharaja Hari Singh to accede his state.

    7. Accolade:  Praise & approval/ Ceremonial embrace
Syn:  Citation, Salutation

Example : Cristiano Ronaldo has been known for his bold statements regarding individual accolades.

    8. Accusation: a charge of wrong doing; imputation of guilt or blame
Syn: Complaint, Indictment

Example: Another #Metoo accusation on Anu Malik. Singer Neha Bhasin accused him of being a sexual predator.

    9. Adage: a wise saying
Syn: Proverb, Byword

Example-  I love the old adage ,'A picture is worth thousand words".

    10.  Admonish: to express warning & disapproval/ to give friendly earnest         advice to
Syn:  Rebuke, Reproach

Ex: "I was admonished by my producer for being straightforward" , Kangna Ranaut. 

    11. Affluent(adj): having an abundant supply of money or possession of         goods/  flowing freely/ in abundance
Affluent (n):  branch flowing into main stream
Syn:  wealthy, tributarty

Example - My friend Ananya is from an affluent family, so studying abroad is not a big deal for her.

    12.  Agonised:  expressing pain or agony
Syn: Anguished,

Example: PM recalled the Pulwama terror attack and said that the nation  is “agonised and angry” at the loss of brave sons of the soil.

    13. Apathetic: not interested or concerned
Syn:  Complacent, Nonchalant

Example: "Khushi is the most apathetic/ nonchalant of all of us" , Jahnvi Kapoor in Koffee with Karan.
    14. Appalling:  causing dismay, shock or disgust
Syn:  abhorrent

Example- Shahrukh Khan visited the acid attack survivor and condemned the incident as unfortunate and appalling. 

    15.  Assiduity:  great and constant diligence and attention
Syn : Industriousness, attentiveness

Ex: India was initially cautious as openers Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid chose assiduity over assertion.

    16. Assuage: to make(unpleasant feeling) less severe/ to satisfy
Syn: Alleviate, lessen

Example: “One CM, two deputies” BJP’s new formula to assuage Shivsena.

    17. Baffling: Extremely confusion and and difficult to understand
Syn: perplexing, Bewildering

Example: Dia Mirza baffled at BCCI for hosting T20I in New Delhi.

    18. Bolster:  to support or strengthen
Syn : Reinforce, Sustain

Example: IPL 2019: Bolstered by David Warner’s return.

    19.  Breach:  act of breaking a law, agreement & code of  conduct/ gap in wall, barrier or defence
Syn:  Violation, Rupture

Example: FB Data Breach Case: Facebook revealed that many app developers may have accessed facebook user’s data for months.

    20. Cajole: persuade (someone) to do something by flattery/ deceive someone by soothing words
Syn : Coax, Wheedle

Example: Ivanka Trump and her team Cry, Cajole, and carp to get her out of the bad press.

    21. Calamity: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
Syn: Catastrophe, disaster

Example: Captain Amrinder Singh declared natural calamity in Punjab.

    22. Candid: openly straightforward without secretiveness/ informal or natural specially caught off guard and unprepared
Syn: Ingenuous, Outspoken

Example: PM Modi and Angela Markel talks candid and straight.


    23. Capricious: determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity or reason/ changeable
Syn: Impulsive, Freakish

Example: Who will stop Trump’s capricious immigration policy ?

    25.Compelling: Drivingly  Forceful/ demanding attention/ convincing
Syn: Fascinating, coercive

Example: WWE: Roman Reigns is now the most compelling star

    26.  Contaminated:  made dirty, polluted or poisonous by the addition of chemical, waste or infection
Syn: corrupt, harm

Example - The Ganges or Ganga is highly contaminated because of rapid industrialization. 

    27.Contend: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others / to assert or maintain/ come to terms with
Syn:  Postulate, deal

Example: Rohit Sharma is contended with sporadic captaincy responsibility.

    28.Counterfeit : made an imitation of something else with intent to deceive 
Syn:  Fake, Forged

Example: AAFA said that Amazon is not doing its part to eliminate counterfeit from its store.

    29. Cripple:  a person who is partially or totally unable to use his one or more limbs
Syn: Injure, immobilize

Example- Permanently crippled by her wounds,Muniba Mazari devoted herself to the welfare of the people.
    30. Dampen: to make slightly wet/ make less strong or intense
Syn: moisten, diminish

Example: Diwali celebrations dampened due to rains in Benguluru.

    31. Dangle: hang freely
Syn: swing, suspend

Example: Khushi and Jahnvi were sitting on the edge of the pool,dangling their feet in the water.

    32. Daunting:  discouraging through fear
Syn: Intimidating, frightening

Example- Haunted is a daunting movie.

    33. Dazzling: brilliantly or showily bright, colourful 
                            or impressive
Syn:  Candescent, splendid

Ex: PM Modi shares dazzling pictures of Kartarpur corridor.

    34. Delinquent (n): a young offender
      Delinquent (adj): guilty of misdeed/ being overdue           
      in payments/ failing in what duty requires
Syn:  derelict, wrongdoer

Ex: Tis Hazari violence: DHBCA has also sought registration of an FIR against the delinquent police officials for their criminal acts.

     35. Demagogue: a political leader who tries to influence people by making emotional speeches
Syn: Agitator, instigator

Example- MP Azam Khan is a demagogue.

    36. Demise (n): death/ termination of existence or operation
      Demise (v): transfer by a lease or by a will
Syn : doom, termination

Ex: The demise of Sridevi created a vacuum in her daughter's lives.

     37. Denunciation: public act of denouncing
 Syn: Censure, Reprimand

Example- The blatant journalist made a denunciation of Tara Sutaria.

    38. Deploring:  express strong disapproval of/regret strongly/to feel or express grief
Syn : Censure, lament

Ex: I deplore her habit of  wasting time by making tik tok videos. 

    39. Deprivation:  lacking the necessities of life, as adequate food and shelter/a removal of rank or office
Syn:  Privation, dispossession

Ex: The UN Human Rights office says it is extremely concerned at right's deprivation in Kashmir.

    40.Despondency: feeling downcast, disheartened and hopeless
Syn:melancholy, gloom

Ex: Dia Mirza, “ I sense a growing despondency. It is not a bad thing. Let’s convert this anxiety into action! The time to act on #AirPollution is now”

     41.Destitution: state of having no money or possessions
 Syn: Dire straits, poverty

Example - "Even though I grew up in a destitute condition, it did not stop me from dreaming big",Ronaldo.

    42.Detrimental: causing harm or injury
    Syn: Damaging, prejudicial

Example: “The changes introduced in Right to Information act can be   detrimental",  Justice Madan Lokur said.

    43. Deteriorate:  become worse or disintegrate
Syn: decline, retrograde

Example: Air quality continued to deteriorate and is in ‘severe’category in Delhi.

    44. Deterrent: something that makes movement or progress difficult.

Example-  Capital punishment may act as a deterrent to rapists.

    45. Devastated: brought to a state of ruin and destruction; emotionally shattered or distraught
Syn: annihilated, desolate

Example: A Ransomware attack can devastate your company.

     46. Dwindle: become smaller or lose substance
      Syn: Shrink, diminish

   Example: The population of buterfly is dwindled in Pune,according to a report. 

     47.  Divergent: tending to move apart in different directions/      different interest,views,attitude
   Syn: different, conflicting

Ex: Congress leader spoke in divergent voices on the Supreme court verdict in the Karnataka crisis.

     48.  Disdain: feeling of aversion or antipathy/ communication that belittles somebody or something
Syn: contempt, scorn

Example -" They looked at me with disdain just because the film 'Chashme Baddoor' could not do well", Taapsee Pannu in an interview. 

49) Distorted
: changed, specially in a way that makes something worse than it was before
Syn: contorted, deformed

Example- Kangna blamed Hrithik of distorting the facts.

50) Divulge: to disclose or reveal(something private, )
Syn: proclaim, disclose

Example- Disha Patani refused to divulge details on her personal life.

51) Drastically: extreme in effect/ severely or seriously
Syn: substantially, radically

Example-  After the success of  the film Queen,Kangna's life changed drastically. 

52) Dwell: to live/to emphasize or ponder in thought,speech     or writing
Syn:  abide, stay

Example- "I don't dwell on what went wrong",Virat Kohli. 

53) Ebullient: very energetic, positive and happy
Syn: exuberant, lively

Example-  "After taking my power coffee,I transform myself into an ebullient character",Shahid Kapoor.

54) Eloquent: Fluent or persuasive in speaking or  writing
Syn: articulate, fluent

Example- Sadhguru's speeches are always eloquent and powerful.

55) Emancipation: process of giving people social, or political freedom or rights
Syn:  Freeing, liberation

Example- Muniba Mazari has been working for the emancipation disabled people(differently abled people).

56) Embark: to go on board  vehicle for transportation/ to make a start
Syn:  commence, begin

Example-  Kareena and her husband Saif Ali Khan embarked on their another vacation to Maldives.

57) Emulated: to attempt to equal or surpass by imitation/ to compete with
Syn: Imitate, Follow

Example- Many girls on tik tok try to emulate Kareena's attitude and style.

58) Emphatic: Clear and determined in action or speech
Syn: vehement, assertive

59)Engraved: to carve text or symbol into (something) / to impress deeply
Syn: inscribe, etch

Example-  Ritesh engraved my name on the platinum bracelet,Genelia.

60) Enormous: very large in size, quantity or extent/ exceedingly wicked
Syn:  gigantic, mammoth

61) Entangled: to wrap or twist together/ involve in difficult situation
Syn: intertwine, complicate

Example- Mamta Kulkarni got entangled in a legal dispute over drug racket.

62) Entrenched: dug in/ established firmly or securely
Syn:  Rooted, fixed

Example- Don't entrench yourself too much in the work.

63) Envisaged:  to form a mental image of something in advance of realization
Syn: Visualize, Concieve

Example- I envisage becoming DM of my district one day.

64) Eradicate: to remove or destroy utterly
Syn: exterminate, uproot

Example- Social evils must be eradicated from the society. 

65) Erudite: having or showing knowledge that is gained by studying
Syn: Scholarly, knowledgeable

Example- Sadhguru aka Jaggi Vasudeva is an erudite who is born in Mysuru,Karnataka.

66) Evacuate: to leave empty/ remove from a dangerous place to a safer place
Syn: Void, expel

Example- We will have to evacuate this place asap.

67) Excerpt: a passage elected from a large work
Syn: Extract, Selection

68) Exploitation:  the use of something in order to get an advantage from it
Syn: victimization, profiteering

69) Faltering: move or speak hesitatingly/ be unsure or weak
Syn: Uncertain, weak, hesitant

Example- Tara Sutaria walked the ramp without faltering. 

70) Feasible: Capable of being done/ Reasonably or likely
Syn: Executable, practicable

Example- This idea is not feasible. 


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