Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 3rd January 2019

Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 3rd 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. SAGE (adjective) बुद्धिमान
Meaning: profoundly wise.
Synonyms: sagacious, erudite, discerning, judicious.
Antonyms: dumb,  imbecile,  moronic, slow-witted.
Usage: A sage suggestion that they think long and hard before deciding to marry at such a young age.

2. PRATTLE (verb) बकबक करना
Meaning:  talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way.
Synonyms: chatter, babble, prate,  ramble.
Antonyms: quiet, silence, enunciate, articulate.
Usage: To make others envious, Reena likes to prattle on about her great job.

3. UNENVIABLE (adjective) अवांछनीय
Meaning: difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant.
Synonyms: disagreeable,  odious, inapt, unwanted.
Antonyms: desirable, enviable, alluring, apposite.
Usage: They already have the unenviable task of supervising some of the most dangerous prisoners in the country.

4. SCUPPER (verb) तबाह करना
Meaning: prevent from working or succeeding; thwart.
Synonyms: ruin, wreck, destroy, devastate.
Antonyms: guard, shelter, shield, swathe.
Usage: The latest information could scupper the peace talks.

5. TROVE (noun) कोष
Meaning: a store of valuable or delightful things.
Synonyms: accumulation, agglomeration, backlog, conglomeration.
Antonyms:  junk, dispersion, reduction, shrinkage.
Usage: I discovered a trove of candy bars and pop tarts in my teen son's pillow case.

6. WOEBEGONE (adjective)  उदास
Meaning: sad or miserable in appearance.
Synonyms: dejected, forlorn, crestfallen, abject.
Antonyms: blissful, buoyant, cheerful, delighted.
Usage: The mother could tell that her son was woebegone when she told him that he was grounded.

7. MYSTIQUE (noun)  रहस्यपूर्ण
Meaning: a quality of mystery, glamour, or power associated with someone or something.
Synonyms:  charisma, mystery, fascination, aura.
Antonyms: plainness, limpidity, perspicuity, lucidity.
Usage: The detective was captivated by the suspect’s mystique.

8. PALLIATE (verb)  कम करना
Meaning: make (a disease or its symptoms) less severe without removing the cause.
Synonyms: alleviate, relieve, soothe, assuage.
Antonyms: heighten, intensify, aggravate, exacerbate.
Usage: This medicine should palliate your cough at least a little.

9. Plenary (adjective)  परिपूर्ण
Meaning: unqualified; absolute.
Synonyms: unconditional, unlimited, unrestricted, comprehensive.
Antonyms: abbreviated, abridged, diminished, reduced.
Usage: The delegation to the international convention was given plenary authority to negotiate a treaty in the nation's best interest.

10. REPINE (verb)  विलाप करना
Meaning: feel or express discontent; fret.
Synonyms: mope, languish, despondent, lament.
Antonyms: complacent, fulfilled, rejoice, contented.
Usage: Worldly goods are divided unequally, and man must not repine.

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