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Vocab Express-8

Vocab Express-8

Dear Aspirants,

In this article, we will work towards enhancing your vocabulary by introducing 5 new words on a daily basis. These English Words or Phrases frequently appear in major competitive and recruitment examinations and will definitely help in improving both Written and Spoken English. These words are important for UPSC, PSC, Bank, SSC, Defence, Insurance exams. Do not forget to revise these words on a regular basis. 

(i) Frugal (Adj.): economical as regards money 

Synonyms: Economical, Miserly, Niggardly, Thrifty, Stingy, Sparing, Penny-pinching.

Antonyms: Prodigal, Lavish, Extravagant, Wasteful

Usage: Middle-class people like frugal accessories.

 (ii) Gainsay (V.): deny or contradict

Synonyms: Deny, Disbelieve, Contravene, Disagree, Dispute, Contradict, Disaffirm

Antonyms: Agree, Approve, Affirm, Confirm

Usage: The impact of the railways cannot be gainsaid.

(iii) Hackneyed (Adj): unoriginal and trite

Synonyms: Overworked, Tired, Stale, Overused, Trite, Dull, Stereotyped

Antonyms: Original, Fresh

Usage: hackneyed old sayings.

(iv) Ignorant (Adj.): lacking knowledge or awareness in general

Synonyms: Unfamiliar, Unacquainted, Unaware, Unconversant, Uninformed

Antonyms: Familiar, Conversant, Informed, Acquainted

Usage: He was told constantly that he was ignorant and stupid.

(v) Jealousy (N.):  the state or feeling of being jealous

Synonyms: Ill-will, Spite, Unhappy feeling, Bitterness, Envy

Antonyms: Patience, Tolerance

Usage: A sharp pang of jealousy.

Previous Wordlist: Vocab Express-7

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OT Team

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