SBI Clerk | NABARD | RRB | SSC || Vocabulary: 6

SBI Clerk | NABARD | RRB | SSC || Vocabulary: 6

1).       Devour (Verb)

Definition: quickly and eagerly.

Usage: She spent her evenings devouring the classics.

2).       Prevalence (Noun)

Definition: the fact or condition of being prevalent; commonness.

Synonyms: commonness, currency, widespread presence, generality

Usage: The prevalence of smoking among teenagers.

3).       Constraint (Noun)

Definition: a limitation or restriction.

Synonyms: restriction, limitation, curb, check, restraint, control

Usage: The availability of water is the main constraint on food production.

4) Eke (Verb)

Definition: make an amount or supply of something last longer by using or consuming it

Synonyms: economize on, skimp on, be (more) economical with, make economies with

Usage: The remains of yesterday’s stew could be eked out to make another meal.

5).       Evade (Verb)

Definition: escape or avoid (someone or something), especially by guile or trickery.

Synonyms: elude, avoid, dodge, escape (from), stay away from

Usage: Friends helped him to evade capture for a time.


6).       Captive (Noun)

Definition: a person who has been taken prisoner or an animal that has been confined.

Synonyms: prisoner, convict, detainee, inmate Usage: The policeman put a pair of handcuffs on the captive.

7).       Imply (Verb)

Definition: indicate the truth or existence of (something) by suggestion rather than explicit reference. Synonyms: implicit, indirect, hinted, suggested, insinuated

Usage: There was implied criticism of the king’s choice of commanders.

8) Curb (Verb) 

Definition: restrain or keep in check.

Synonyms: restrain, hold back, keep back, hold in, repress, suppress

Usage: She promised she would curb her temper.

9).       Nudge (Verb)

Definition: prod (someone) gently with one’s elbow in order to attract attention.

Synonyms: poke, elbow, dig

Usage: People were nudging each other and pointing at me.

10).   Muse (Noun)

Definition: a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.

Synonyms: inspiration, creative influence, stimulus

Usage: The poet has written muse lyrics.

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