Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 2nd February 2019

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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.ECHELON (noun) विभाग
Meaning: a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.
Synonyms: status, rank, grade, stratum.
Antonyms:  slope, unemployment, unsettle.
Usage: The prominent college ranks among the top echelon of schools in the nation.

2.PROPRIETY (noun) औचित्य
Meaning: conformity to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals.
Synonyms: decorum, appropriateness, courtesy, sobriety.
Antonyms: irrelevance, inappropriateness, inaptness, infelicity.
Usage: While teachers were once thought to be pictures of propriety, today they are often viewed as mean people without morals.

3.UNSCATHED (adjective) अक्षत
Meaning: without suffering any injury, damage, or harm.
Synonyms: intact, safe, unscarred, secure.
Antonyms: hurt, injured, harmed, wounded.
Usage: It was strange how the fire destroyed most of the city but left the church unscathed.

4.CUTTING EDGE (adjective) अग्रणी
Meaning: highly advanced; innovative or pioneering.
Synonyms: progressive, revolutionary, trailblazing, novel.
Antonyms: conventional, customary, established, traditional.
Usage: The best militaries in the world have to be cutting edge and always purchase the latest technology.

5.TACIT (adjective) सूचित
Meaning: understood or implied without being stated.
Synonyms: implicit, inferred, insinuated, unspoken.
Antonyms: blatant, evident, manifest, explicit.
Usage: In my business, all that is needed for a tacit understanding is a handshake between men.

6.PRAGMATISM (noun) व्यवहारवाद
Meaning: the quality of dealing with a problem in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist, rather than following fixed theories, ideas, or rules.
Synonyms: prudence, expediency, sensibleness, practicality.
Antonyms: idealism, inappropriateness, impracticality, timidity.
Usage: The bumper payday was partly a result of pragmatism and caution rather than grand design.

7. EPONYMOUS (adjective) नामस्रोत
Meaning:  of, relating to, or being the person or thing for whom or which something is named.
Synonyms: namesake, cognominal, homonymous, swashbuckling.
Antonyms: anonymous, pseudo, unidentified, undisclosed.
Usage: By a curious coincidence all the names of eponymous heroes chanced to remind people of beasts.

8. DECREE (noun) हुक्मनामा
Meaning: an official order that has the force of law.
Synonyms: directive, resolution, verdict, dictum.
Antonyms: appeal, entreaty, petition, plea.
Usage: When the president signed the decree on equal rights, everyone in the audience cheered.

9.DENIZEN (noun) निवासी
Meaning: a person, animal, or plant that lives or is found in a particular place.
Synonyms: inhabitant, occupant, resident, tenant.
Antonyms: visitor, emigrant, evacuee, expatriate.
Usage: The author of Atlanta’s latest guidebook is a longtime denizen of the city who knows all the best places to visit.

10. RESORT(verb) प्रयोग करना
Meaning: turn to and adopt (a course of action, especially an extreme or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation.
Synonyms: expedient, recourse, makeshift, substitute.
Antonyms: abstain, dodge, halt, shun.

Usage: Excluded from parliament by the fatal error of his youth, he was compelled to resort to indirect means of working out his plans by influencing public men.

    

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