English Questions – Vocabulary For IBPS RRBs – Set 166

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1. Castigation – दंड

Meaning – harsh verbal reprimand

Synonyms – chastisement, penalization, penalty, punishment, sanction.

Usage – the act of punishing.

2. Dollop – बड़ा टूकड़ा

Meaning – a large, shapeless mass of something, especially soft food.

Synonyms – blob, glob, gobbet, lump, clump, ball, mound; informalgob, wodge.

Usage – great dollops of cream.

3. Reverie – भावना

Meaning – a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.

Synonyms – daydream, daydreaming, trance, fantasy, vision, fancy, hallucination, musing; inattention, inattentiveness, wool-gathering, preoccupation, obliviousness, engrossment, absorption, self-absorption, absent-mindedness, abstraction, lack of concentration.

Usage – a knock on the door broke her reverie.

4. Encomium – गुणगान

Meaning – a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly.

Synonyms – eulogy, speech of praise, panegyric, paean, accolade, tribute, testimonial, compliment; praise, acclaim, acclamation, homage, extolment; rarelaudation, eulogium.

Usage – the poet produced an appropriate encomium after the king’s death.

5. Evocative – विचारोत्तेजक

Meaning – bringing strong images, memories, or feelings to mind.

Synonyms – reminiscent, suggestive, redolent; resonant with; expressive, vivid, graphic, powerful, haunting, moving, poignant.

Usage – dark interiors are highly evocative of past centuries.

6. Cessation – समाप्ति

Meaning – the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.

Synonyms – end, ending, termination, stopping, halting, ceasing, finish, finishing, stoppage, closing, closure, close, conclusion, winding up, discontinuation, discontinuance, breaking off, abandonment, interruption, suspension, cutting short; pause, break, respite, let-up.

Usage – the cessation of hostilities.

7. Treasure – खजाना

Meaning – a quantity of precious metals, gems, or other valuable objects.

Synonyms – riches, valuables, jewels, gems, gold, silver, precious metals, money, cash; wealth, fortune; treasure trove.

Usage – the ransom was to be paid in diamonds and treasure.

8. Embellish – संवारना

Meaning – make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features.

Synonyms – decorate, adorn, ornament, dress, dress up, furnish; beautify, enhance, enrich, grace; trim, garnish, gild, varnish; brighten up, ginger up; deck, bedeck, festoon, emblazon, bespangle; informaldo up, do out, jazz up, bedizen, caparison, furbelow.

Usage – weapons were often embellished with precious metal.

9. Scorched – सूखा हुआ

Meaning – burn the surface of (something) with flame or heat.

Synonyms – burn, sear, singe, char, blacken, discolour; raretorrefy.

Usage – surrounding houses were scorched by heat from the blast.

10. Percussion – टक्कर

Meaning – the striking of one solid object with or against another with some degree of force.

Synonyms – crash, bang, smash, clash, bump, thump, thwack, whack; impact, collision, striking, beating, shock, knock.

Usage – the clattering percussion of objects striking the walls and the shutters.

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