Vocabulary for IBPS and Other Bank Exam 2016


1. Pilfering
  • Meaning: to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep
  • Synonym: filch, heist, purloin
  • Sentence:  “what sort of person would pilfer lunches from the office refrigerator?”


2. Lummox
  • Meaning: a clumsy, awkward person
  • Synonym: butterfingers, dub
  • Sentence: “that player is a lummox in the outfield”

3.Denunciation
  • Meaning: an often public or formal expression of disapproval
  • Synonym: censure, excoriation
  • Sentence: “the official denunciation of the congresswoman’s actions before the full house”

4.Fervid
  • Meaning: having or expressing great depth of feeling
  • Synonym: ardent, blazing, fervent 
  • Sentence: “at the school board meeting the librarian delivered a fervid speech defending the classic novel against would-be censors”

5.Quackery
  • Meaning: the methods and treatments used by unskillful doctors or by people who pretend to be doctors
  • Synonym: Charlatanry
  • Sentence: “His cure was nothing but quackery.”

6.Vicissitude
  • Meaning:. the quality or state of being changeable
  • Synonym: beatitude, decrepitude
  • Sentence: “What made you want to look up vicissitude?”

7.Acquiesce
  • Meaning: to accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or by not arguing
  • Synonym :assent,consent
  • Sentence: “They demanded it, and he acquiesced.”

8.Diaphanous
  • Meaning: used to describe cloth that is very thin and light
  • Synonym: transparent
  • Sentence: “the bride wore a diaphanous veil”

9.Fealty
  • Meaning: loyalty to a person, group, etc.
  • Synonym: agonistic,carpetbagger
  • Sentence:  “He swore fealty to the king.

10. Impregnable
  • Meaning: not able to be captured by attack 
  • Synonym: hard, strong
  • Sentence:  “the castle’s supposedly impregnable walls”
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