Friday, June 10, 2016

Vocabulary List and How to Prepare for Bank Exams

Friends, Here # Bankers Guru Adda Provides Vocabulary Test and How to Handle

Word Power will definitely give you an edge over your competitors in the Bank Test. In this section both synonyms and antonyms will be asked. A synonym is a word which has the same meaning as another word. An antonym is a word which has the opposite or nearly the opposite meaning to another word.

In Bank Tests synonyms and antonyms can be asked in two ways. First, they can be asked as a part of comprehension passage test. In the passage certain words will be given in bold and you will be asked to identify the synonym or antonym of that word. Here your selection of answer will be guided by the context in which the particular word comes. Secondly synonyms and antonyms can be asked independently. Here your selection will be guided by the general meaning of the given word.

The examiner will have all kinds of tricks in his hands to test or even trap the candidates. The words he asks may be very simple and commonplace but all the options given will be unfamiliar. Or all the options given are so similar that only if you know the exact shade of meaning of the word and options will you be able to mark the correct answer.


  •  In the synonyms and antonyms whenever possible the words and the answer words must be of the same parts of speech.
  • A favourite trick of the examiner is to include antonyms in the answer choices for a synonym question and synonyms in the answer choices for an antonym question. So always keep cool and never allow yourself to lose your presence of mind
  • Even though a word may have more than one meaning, it may have a very prominent and general meaning. Your search for the answer should be based on that prominent meaning. Only if the prominent meaning is missing, should you look for other shade of meanings of the word.
  • Sometimes all the choices given to the synonym or antonym may be more or less similar in meaning; in such situations go for the perfectly correct meaning choice. A fully correct meaning should be preferred to a partly true or half true meaning choices.
  • Don’t panic if you don’t get the dictionary meaning of a particular word; you are only expected to choose the best possible alternative
  • It may be possible to choose the correct answer by reflecting on words that simply cannot be the proper choice. This is done by a process of reasoning and elimination of the improbable.

Embargo- an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country
Lingering- lasting for a long time or slow to end Vestige- a part or organ of an organism which has become reduced or functionless in the course of
1. Babble – nonsense, bombast, jargon.
2. Eccentricity – oddity, anomaly, peculiarity, exception.
3. Flatterer – sycophant, adulator, hanger – on
4. Henpecked – enslaved, obedient, dutiful, faithful.
5. Plebeian – common, simple, untitled, ignoble.

6. Abundance – lack, dearth, shortage, want, deficiency.
7. Evasion – defence, non- avoidance, response.
8. Persuade – deter, discourage, dissuade, restrain.
9. Rambling – methodical, regular, orderly.
10. Rebuke – praise, applaud, extol, acclaim.

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