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.