One Word Substitution Series : Theme Based Vocabulary : Words Related To Literature, Speech and Works

Vocabulary plays an important role in Indian government exams. One word substitution, Antonyms, Synonymy, Idioms and Phrases, these topics are generally asked in Indian Government Exams. The List of Indian Government Exams is Given below. Having a good vocabulary will help you to improve your language level and become a more confident speaker of English. Vocabulary plays a very important role in daily life as well so lately it is essential to learn vocabulary (One word substitution, Antonyms, Synonymy, Idioms and Phrases).

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Exams – Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC-CGL) , Combined Higher Secondary Level, 10+2 Examination (CHSL), Sub Inspector CPO (SI), Food Corporation of India (FCI) Examination, Stenographers Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Examination etc.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Exams – IAS (Indian Administrative Services) or Civil Services Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA), Combined Defense Services Examination (CDS), Indian Forest Service (IAS), Indian Statistical Service Examination (ISS), Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, AFCAT etc.

Banking Sector Exams Conducted By Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), State Bank Of India (SBI), Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Other Private Banks  – IBPS PO (Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee), IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, RBI Grade B, National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD), ICICI PO Exams, IBPS SO (Specialist Officers)/ IT Officer Exam, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Written Examination for Regional Rural Banks (IBPS RRB Exams) etc.

Theme Based Vocabulary : Words Related To Literature, Speech and Works

Pedant – One who displays his knowledge

Parable – Moral stories

Fable – Moral stories with animal characters

Anecdote – A short, narrative story of an incident

Plagiarism – Literary theft

Calligraphy – Art of good handwriting

Cacography – Bad handwriting/Bad spellings

Orthography – Good spelling

Maiden speech – First speech

Extempore – Speech without preparation

Rhetoric – Effective speech that may not be honest

Harangue – Loud speech usually in bad taste

Oxymoron – Two words with opposite meanings used together

Hyperbole – Exaggerated form of sppech

Alliteration – Commencement of adjacent words with the same letter

Pun – Use of words with two or more meanings that makes the sentence humorous

Onomatopoeia – Words formed from the sounds that it produces

Epithet – An adjective used to define a person or a place

Soliloquy – Speaking one’s though aloud to oneself

Circumlocution – Round-about way of speaking/beating about the bush

Simile – When similarity is shown by using words ‘like’ or ‘as’

Metaphor – When comparison is made but without using ‘like’ or ‘as’

Personification – When characteristics of living things are shown in non-living things

Obituary – Message for a dead published in newspaper

Verbose – Full of words

Verbatim – Exact reproduction of same words/word for word

Verbiage – Use of so many words that the real meaning gets lost

Etymology – Formation of words from the root words

Catechism – The summary of the principles of a religion in the form of question and answers

Lexicography – Compilation of dictionary

Couplet – two line poems

Hymn – Poem sung in praise of God

Illegible – That cannot be read/scribbled/indecipherable

Legend – Story the authenticity of which has not been proved

Gift of the gab – Talent for speaking

Word of mouth – Only in spoken form, not in written form

Lucid – Very clear

Impromptu – Without preparation/extempore

 Anonymous – Without the name of the writer

In toto – Completely/entirely

Epilogue – A concluding speech at the end of a play

Prologue – A speech at the starting of a play

Erudite – Scholarly/a person who has academic knowledge

Euphemism – Bombastic style of writing

Epistle – Composition in the form of a letter

Maxim – Proverb

Platitude – A stale remark that becomes dull due to regular use

Decipher – Decode/to read and understand the meaning


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