Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 8th January 2019

Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 8th 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.  SLATE (verb) आलोचना करना
Meaning: criticize severely.
Synonyms: attack, pillory, lambaste, revile.
Antonyms: applaud, acclaim, compliment, admiration.
Usage: The play was slated by the critics.

2.  FOIST (verb) थोपना
Meaning: impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on.
Synonyms: impose, force, thrust, inflict.
Antonyms: aid, help, overlook, prevent.
Usage: The government has decided to foist yet another tax increase on the public.

3.  PROCURE (verb) परिश्रम से प्राप्त करना
Meaning: obtain (something), especially with care or effort.
Synonyms: acquire, attain, earn, reap.
Antonyms: relinquish, surrender, yield, forfeit.
Usage: You may have to barter with Jim to procure the essential supplies you need.

4. DAMNING (adjective) घातक
Meaning: (of a circumstance or piece of evidence) strongly suggesting guilt or error.
Synonyms: incriminating, derogatory, catastrophic, destructive.
Antonyms: auspicious, encouraging, optimistic, propitious.
Usage: She waved back, wondering how the most damning of them all was also the only who seemed anywhere able to feel sympathy.

5. CONCOMITANT (noun) आनुषंगिक
Meaning: a phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something.
Synonyms: accompaniment, attendant, corollary, adjunct.
Antonyms: irrelevant, unaided, unattached, unrelated.
Usage: Puberty is the stage of life where adolescents begin to experience concomitant changes in their bodies, their emotions, and their view of their parents.

6. HISTRIONIC (noun) नाटकीय
Meaning: melodramatic behavior designed to attract attention.
Synonyms: drama, affectation, exaggerated, farcical.
Antonyms: restrained, subdued, phlegmatic, stolid.
Usage: Whenever the spoiled toddler does not get her way, she begins to yell in a histrionic manner.

7. HOLISTIC (adjective) समग्र
Meaning: relating to or concerned with complete systems rather than with individual parts.
Synonyms: comprehensive, entire, integrated, complete.
Antonyms: deficient, fragmental , divided, reduced.
Usage: Under the project guidelines, the student educators must create a holistic lesson that makes use of all five senses.

8.  INTRANSIGENT (adjective) दुराग्रही
Meaning: unwilling or refusing to change one's views or to agree about something.
Synonyms: resolute, inexorable, inveterate, tenacious.
Antonyms: tractable, acquiescent, subservient, obsequious.
Usage: When it came to their willingness to extend my curfew, my parents were intransigent and would not budge.

9.  ABET (verb) उकसाना
Meaning: encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong.
Synonyms: foment, incite, instigate, provoke.
Antonyms: constrain, restrain, allay, soothe.
Usage: If you abet violence in your home, you should not be surprised if your children grow up to be abusers.

10.  FITFUL (adjective) अस्थिर
Meaning: active or occurring spasmodically or intermittently; not regular or steady.
Synonyms: intermittent, sporadic, spasmodic, unsteady.
Antonyms: constant, continuous, steady, unwavering.
Usage:  Because the weather has been fitful lately, we are not sure if our outdoor wedding is going to take place.

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