Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 17th January 2019


Vocabulary is an important part of English that helps you deal with all kinds of questions in objective as well as descriptive papers of various exams. In the recently concluded Defence Exams, we witnessed that a major part of the exam was based on vocabulary. Many questions were vocab based and we can expect the same in the upcoming exams. It becomes very important to learn ample amount of words for the upcoming Government Job Exams. You can learn new words daily from our Daily Word List . Here is a list of words from daily Editorials. Learn the words and make your own sentences on the basis of the given word list.

1.SEDATE: (adjective)  शांत
Meaning: avoiding excitement or great activity and usually calm and relaxed.
Synonyms: calm, composed, recollected, tranquil.
Antonyms: agitated, discomposed, flustered, perturbed.
Usage: Dean stepped back further, the smile fading from his face as the two men drove away at a very sedate pace.

2.BEDECK (verb)  सजाना
Meaning: to decorate or cover.
Synonyms: adorn, bedizen, embellish, emblaze.
Antonyms: denude, blemish, deface, disfigure.
Usage: The cars were all bedecked with flowers for the wedding ceremony.

3. MOTE (noun) कण
Meaning: a tiny piece of a substance; a speck.
Synonyms: bit, dribble, fleck, nugget.
Antonyms: lump, abundance, bushel, heaps.
Usage: Feeling anxious about the state of her home, the obsessive housewife scrubbed away every tiny mote of dust.

4. ENVIRON (verb)  घेरना
Meaning: surround; enclose.
Synonyms: encircle, envelop, cloak, swathe.
Antonyms: unbridle, free, open, release.
Usage: The stone circle was environed by an expanse of peat soil.

5. USHER (verb) परिचय करवाना
Meaning: show or guide (someone) somewhere.
Synonyms: lead, accompany, conduct, assist.
Antonyms: retract, conclude, cease, stop.
Usage: A nurse ushered us into the hospital room.

6.VERNACULAR (noun)  स्थानीय भाषा
Meaning: used in or suitable for speech and not formal writing.
Synonyms: colloquial, jargon, argot, patois.
Antonyms: standard, undialectical, genteel, formal.
Usage: While the author never stated the novel's setting, the vernacular of the characters identified the location as somewhere in Asia.

7.SACK (verb) निकाल देना
Meaning: dismiss from employment.
Synonyms: bounce, discharge, dismiss, terminate,
Antonyms: recruit, employ, engage, hire.
Usage: Any official found to be involved would be sacked on the spot.

8.SUBTERRANEAN (adjective) गुप्त
Meaning: secret; concealed.
Synonyms: covert, subversive, sunken, private.
Antonyms: aboveground, surface, open, palpable.
Usage: The robbers are digging a subterranean path that will allow them to enter the bank from underneath the vault’s floor.

9. SUBVERT (verb) व्‍यवस्‍था भंग करना
Meaning: undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).
Synonyms: destabilize, unsettle, overthrow, depose.
Antonyms: dignify, exalt, honor, ameliorate.
Usage: She subverted my noble desire to do a good deed without reward.

10.CLINCH (verb) कसना
Meaning: to make final, definite, or beyond dispute.
Synonyms: settle, conclude, finalize, wrap up.
Antonyms: confuse, unsettle, release, unfasten.
Usage: Her work on the project should clinch her a promotion.



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