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Thursday, 9 November 2017

The Hindu Vocabulary ( IBPS Clerk Based) | 09 -11 - 17

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The Hindu Vocabulary ( IBPS Clerk Based) | 09 -11 - 17
1. PONTIFICATE (VERB): sermonize

Synonyms: admonish, dogmatize

Antonyms: praise, applaud

Example Sentence:

He loves to hear himself talk and will often pontificate on even the most trivial issues.

2. BROMIDE (NOUN): platitude

Synonyms: cliché , banality

Antonyms: coinage, original saying

Example Sentence:

Years of coal mining and natural gas extraction have elevated the concentration of 

bromides in the river.

3. DISTEMPER (NOUN): disorder

Synonyms: affliction, ailment

Antonyms: health, healer

Example Sentence:

Excessive distemper should not be practiced.

4. TINTINNABULATION (NOUN): loud ringing

Synonyms: chime, jingle

Antonyms: silence, peace

Example Sentence:

The tintinnabulation that could be heard throughout the village was from the church on

the common announcing morning services.


Synonyms: northward, arctic

Antonyms: southward, Antarctic

Example Sentence:

When he tired of the long, septentrional winters of New England, Grandfather retired to



Synonyms: assured, confident  

Antonyms: pessimistic, uncertain

Example Sentence:

This is simply a Panglossian idea.

7. ANABASIS (NOUN): forward movement

Synonyms: advance, progress

Antonyms: hinder, backward   

Example Sentence:

Reluctantly, the general ordered a hasty anabasis in the face of overwhelming opposing


8. CAITIFF (NOUN):coward

Synonyms: scoundrel, louse

Antonyms: brave, bold

Example Sentence:

A woman was killed by a caitiff.

9. CRENEL (NOUN): scrape

Synonyms: indentation, incision  

Antonyms: increase, bulge

Example Sentence:

Leaning into a crenel between two square merlons , he took a deep breath of relief.

10. FLAPDOODLE (ADJECTIVE): ridiculous situation or behaviour

Synonyms: craziness, foolishness

Antonyms: intelligence, judgement

Example Sentence:

You're the last man I ever expected to hear that kind of flapdoodle from.

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