Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 6th 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. STRIDE (noun) छलाँग
Meaning: A long step or stage in making progress.
Synonyms: clump, tramp, stomp, stalk.
Antonyms: amble, meander, ramble, wander.
Usage: In two bounding strides the woman was in the street, kneeling over her friend.

2. VEXATIOUS (adjective) कष्टकर
Meaning: Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry.
Synonyms: annoying, irksome, infuriating, exasperating.
Antonyms: pleasing, soothing, aiding, assisting.
Usage: This vexatious problem was resolved, incompletely, by civil war and secession.

3. STODGY (adjective) मैला-कुचैला
Meaning: Dull and uninspired; lacking originality or excitement.
Synonyms: uninteresting, uninspired, monotonous, humdrum.
Antonyms: exciting, entertaining, breathtaking, enthralling.
Usage: Most of my students used informal, asymmetrical balance, as formal balance can seem stodgy and dull.

4. DODDER (verb) डगमगाना
Meaning: tremble or totter, typically because of old age.
Synonyms: stumble, stagger, sway, lurch.
Antonyms: steady, fix, stay, still, remain.
Usage: The old woman doddered from the bed to the table.

5. AGAPE (adjective) भौंचक्का
Meaning: (of a person’s mouth) wide open in surprise or wonder.
Synonyms: agog, breathless, enthusiastic, raring.
Antonyms: apathetic, indifferent, unimpressed, uninterested.
Usage: When I first saw the sunset in the Grand Canyon, I could only stand staring with my mouth agape.

6. TORPOR (noun) उदासीनता
Meaning: a state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy.
Synonyms: listlessness, languor, stagnation, idleness.
Antonyms: eagerness, keenness, spiritedness, vigor.
Usage: During the winter, the bears fall into an intense torpor.

7. PRECARIOUS (adjective): अनिश्चित
Meaning: dependent on chance; uncertain.
Synonyms: unsure, unpredictable, doubtful, dubious.
Antonyms: certain, stable, confirmed, definite.
Usage: As Finance Secretary I found that the finances of the state were in a precarious condition.

8. CONFABULATE (verb): बातचीत करना
Meaning: to talk informally.
Synonyms: chitchat, gossip, patter, schmooze.
Antonyms: be silent, be quiet, listen.
Usage: Guests gathered in the hallway to confabulate about the weather and make small talk.

9. EERIE (adjective): भयग्रस्त
Meaning: strange and frightening.
Synonyms: sinister, ghostly, creepy, haunting.
Antonyms: normal, ordinary, prosaic, routine.
Usage: An eerie feeling came over us as we watched the scary movie.

10. SUCCINCTLY (adverb): संक्षेप में
Meaning: in a way that expresses what needs to be said clearly and without unnecessary words.
Synonyms: brief, compendious, concise, terse.
Antonyms: circumlocutory, diffuse, long-winded, prolix.


Usage: The reviewer’s remarks were succinct and to the point.

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