Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 19th 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 an 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. FUNGIBLE : प्रतिमोच्य
Meaning: (of goods contracted for without an individual specimen being specified) replaceable by another identical item; mutually interchangeable.
Synonyms: compatible, synonymous
Antonyms: different, dissimilar
Example: The two automobiles are not fungible because one vehicle is worth more than the other vehicle.

2. ODIOUS : घिनौना
Meaning: extremely unpleasant; repulsive.
Synonyms: revolting, repulsive, repellent, repugnant
Antonyms: delightful, pleasant, agreeable, charming
Example: The athlete got arrested for participating in the odious sport of dog fighting.

3. CYNICAL : कुटिल
Meaning: doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile.
Synonyms: sceptical, doubtful, distrustful, suspicious
Antonyms: optimistic, credulous
Example: She may be cynical about the film industry, but ultimately she has no intention of biting the hand that feeds her.

4. COVERT : प्रच्छन्न
Meaning: not openly acknowledged or displayed.
Synonyms: secret, furtive, clandestine, surreptitious
Antonyms: overt, above board
Example: Every measure, both overt and covert, is being taken against terrorists.

5. ASTUTE : चतुर
Meaning: having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage.
Synonyms: shrewd, sharp, sharp-witted, razor-sharp, acute
Example: A good leader must be an astute judge of ability.

6. FRIVOLOUS : तुच्छ
Meaning: not having any serious purpose or value.
Synonyms: flippant, glib, waggish
Antonyms: serious, practical, important
Example: Isabelle was a frivolous little fool, vain and flighty.

7. IRASCIBLE : चिड़चिड़ा
Meaning: having or showing a tendency to be easily angered.
Synonyms: irritable, quick-tempered, short-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-tempered
Antonyms: cool, cheerful
Example: He was recognised to be highly jealous and irascible.

8. IGNOMINY : बदनामी
Meaning: public shame or disgrace.
Synonyms: shame, humiliation, embarrassment, mortification
Antonyms: honour
Example: He feared the ignominy of being exposed as a spy.

9. TIZZY : घबराहट
Meaning: a state of nervous excitement or agitation.
Synonyms: acrimony, animosity, annoyance, chargin
Antonyms: calm, calmness, delight, ease
Example: Her mother was in a tizzy over Liz's divorce.

10. INIMICAL : विरोधी
Meaning: unfriendly; hostile.
Synonyms: hostile, unfriendly, antagonistic, ill-disposed, unkind
Antonyms: friendly, warm
Example: It may have become inimical to our happiness.



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