Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 14th 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. PEREMPTORY (adjective) अनुपेक्षणीय
Meaning: insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way.
Synonym: high-handed, brisk, commanding, authoritative.
Antonym: humble, meek, modest, unassuming.
Usage: The general gave the troops a peremptory order they had to obey.

2. ENNUI (noun) विरक्ति
Meaning: a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.
Synonym: boredom, tedium, listlessness.
Antonym: animation, contentment.
Usage: Listening to your dull story about becoming a librarian is leaving me in a state of ennui.

3. WILY (adjective) चतुर
Meaning: skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.
Synonym: shrewd, clever, astute, canny.
Antonym: naive, guileless
Sentence: Unfortunately the young chess player was no match for the wily man who had been playing the game for over thirty-five years.

4. TREPIDATION (noun) घबराहट
Meaning: a feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen.
Synonyms: fear, apprehension, dread, fearfulness.
Antonyms: contentment, bravery, happiness, delight.
Usage: As the earthquake bared down, I was overpowered with trepidation.

5. LEAVEN (verb) संशोधित
Meaning: permeate and modify or transform (something) for the better.
Synonyms: permeate, pervade, transform, modify.
Antonyms: depress, relegate, demote, slash.
Usage: One should always try to leaven one’s knowledge.

6. NAB (verb) पकड़ लेना
Meaning: catch (someone) doing something wrong.
Synonyms: seize, apprehend, arrest, restrain.
Antonyms: emancipate, free, liberate, unchain.
Usage: A bank robber was nabbed because he made the classic mistake of returning to the scene of the crime.

7. BAGATELLE (noun) नगण्य
Meaning: a thing regarded as too unimportant or easy to be worth much consideration.
Synonyms: trifle, frippery, picayune, gimcrack.
Antonyms: worth, gargantuan.
Usage: The question of who will pick up the coffee is a mere bagatelle in the overall planning of the conference.

8. BEWAIL (verb) विलाप करना
Meaning: express great regret, sadness, or disappointment about (something).
Synonyms: bemoan, deplore, lament, mourn.
Antonyms: cheer, laugh, smile, rejoice.
Usage: He invariably spends more time bewailing his predicament than trying to fix it.

9. BREVIARY (noun) आह्निका
Meaning: a short statement of the main points.
Synonyms: summary, conspectus, encapsulation, outline.
Antonyms: enlargement, expansion, supplement, amplification.
Usage: The Second Vatican Council revised the Breviary and changed its name to Liturgy of the Hours.

10. CULLING (verb) चुनाव करना
Meaning: select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
Synonyms: elect, select, choose, pick.
Antonyms: reject, disapprove, repudiate, spurn.
Usage: In nine months, we as a group, tracked an unknown number of missing children, culling out two hundred and eleven Howie attempted to locate.

    
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