English Vocabulary SERIES – 1

English Vocabulary for IBPS PO

1. Tenacious

Tenacious [te·na·cious] adj. 1. Not readily letting go of, giving up, or separated from an object that one holds, a position, or a principle: “A tenacious hold.” 2. Not easily dispelled or discouraged; persisting in existence or in a course of action: “A tenaciouslegend.

2. Pundit

Pundit n. 1. Somebody who expresses an opinion: somebody who acts as a critic or authority on a particular subject, especially in the media. “The election results threw the political pundits into confusion.” 2. Somebody wise: somebody with knowledge and wisdom.

3. Juxtapose

Juxtapose tr.v. 1. To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. “The exhibition juxtaposes Picasso’s early drawings with some of his later works.”

4. Agnostic

Agnostic n. A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena.

5. Vacuous

Vacuous adj. Having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless: “a vacuous smile.”

6. Garrulous

Garrulous adj. Excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters. “Agarrulous reprimand.”

7. Insolent

Insolent adj. Showing a rude or arrogant lack of respect. “The child’sinsolent behavior was unacceptable.”

8. Innervate

Innervate v. To stimulate or supply nervous energy.

9. Decadent

Decadent n. A person who is luxuriously self-indulgent. (adj.) Characterized by or reflecting a state of decay or cultural decline, as in being self-indulgent or morally corrupt.

10. Didactic

Didactic adj. (1) Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. (2) In the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way. “The didacticspeech influenced the weaker members of the audience.

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