Detail of English Word-Meanings with their usage

Vaping is a gerund, i.e. a noun. Vaping is a new word of the modern times, and may thus be considered slang. It refers to consuming tobacco through e-cigarettes, not real cigarettes, a modern day trend that is finding adherents throughout the world.

 

 vapingSurfing is a present continuous verb and a present participle that is used as a gerund, which is a noun. Surfing is what people do when they float or sail on the crest of sea waves: it is a water sports. In a figurative sense, internet surfing refers to keeping many net windows open at the same time and browsing them.

surfing

Smoking is a present participle verb that is used a s a gerund, which is a noun. Smoking refers to inhaling smoke as act of consuming tobacco. It is thought that smoking tobacco causes millions of deaths worldwide every year.

 

smoking

 

Evaporating is a present participle verb that is used as a gerund, which is a noun. It means the conversion of water into steam as a result of heating. Thus water stored in a water body like a pond or lake may begin evaporating and vanishing due to the scorching sunshine.

 evaporating

Phishing is a gerund and an increasingly popular slang word. It refers to the computer crime of fraudulently withdrawing money from somebody’s account by acquiring the latter’s computer password. Phishing is in fact the most commonly committed internet crime in the world at present.

 

 phishing

Sleeping is a gerund that can also be used as an adjective. Thus sleeping for at least six hours a day is considered enough for maintaining our body’s natural clock. And as an adjective, China was considered a sleeping dragon before Deng Xiao Ping liberalized the Chinese economy in the late 1970s following the death of Mao Tse Tung (Mao Ze DONG).

sleeping

Let`s discuss a question based on the above information.

Directions: In each of the following questions five options are given, of which one word is most nearly the same or opposite in meaning to the given word in the question. Find the correct option having either same or opposite meaning.

Q1. VAPING

  1. Surfing
  2. Smoking
  3. Evaporating
  4. Phishing
  5. Sleeping

Explanation:

Vaping is a gerund, i.e. a noun. Vaping is a new word of the modern times, and may thus be considered slang. It refers to consuming tobacco through e-cigarettes, not real cigarettes, a modern day trend that is finding adherents throughout the world.

Word in sentence: Vaping was thought to increase the threat of falling prey to infections, but a new study debunks this claim.

  1. Surfing is a present continuous verb and a present participle that is used as a gerund, which is a noun. Surfing is what people do when they float or sail on the crest of sea waves: it is a water sports. In a figurative sense, internet surfing refers to keeping many net windows open at the same time and browsing them.
  2. Smoking is a present participle verb that is used a s a gerund, which is a noun. Smoking refers to inhaling smoke as act of consuming tobacco. It is thought that smoking tobacco causes millions of deaths worldwide every year.
  3. Evaporating is a present participle verb that is used as a gerund, which is a noun. It means the conversion of water into steam as a result of heating. Thus water stored in a water body like a pond or lake may begin evaporating and vanishing due to the scorching sunshine.
  4. Phishing is a gerund and an increasingly popular slang word. It refers to the computer crime of fraudulently withdrawing money from somebody’s account by acquiring the latter’s computer password. Phishing is in fact the most commonly committed internet crime in the world at present.
  5. Sleeping is a gerund that can also be used as an adjective. Thus sleeping for at least six hours a day is considered enough for maintaining our body’s natural clock. And as an adjective, China was considered a sleeping dragon before Deng Xiao Ping liberalized the Chinese economy in the late 1970s following the death of Mao Tse Tung (Mao Ze DONG).

The right answer to this question is option 2 (smoking),which is a synonym of vaping. No other listed word is a synonym or antonym of vaping.

This helpful for preparation of banking exam.

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