Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 15th February 2019

Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 15th February 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. ESPOUSE (Verb) : समर्थन करना 
Meaning: adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life).
Synonyms: adopt, embrace, support, assist
Antonyms: reject, oppose
Example: Although the reviews were rather harsh, Emma had the grace to espouse the criticism and try to improve her performance

2. ABJECT (Adjective) : नितान्त
Meaning: of a situation or condition) extremely unpleasant and degrading
Synonyms: wretched, miserable, hopeless, pathetic, pitiful,
Antonyms: commendable, exalted, magnificent, worthy
Example: Janice was in such an abject state that she tried to kill herself.

3. INVIOLABLE (Adjective) : अनुल्लंघनीय
Meaning: never to be broken, infringed, or dishonoured.
Synonyms: inalienable, absolute, untouchable, unalterable
Antonyms: partial
Example: If he wanted to continue with the program, the initiate needed to follow the inviolable laws.

4. COUNSEL (Noun) : परामर्श
Meaning: advice, especially that given formally.
Synonyms: advice, guidance, direction, instruction,
Antonyms: ignorance, neglect
Example: He no longer came to me for counsel.

5. ROBUST (Adjective) : मजबूत
Meaning: strong and healthy; vigorous.
Synonyms: strong, vigorous, sturdy, tough,
Antonyms: weak, frail
Example: In order to be a fireman, one needs to be robust because fighting fires is a very difficult job.

6. INCITE (Verb) : उत्तेजित
Meaning: encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behaviour).
Synonyms: encourage, kindle, ignite, provoke
Antonyms: suppress, dissuade, deter
Example: During the pep rally, the cheerleaders worked hard to incite school spirit.

7. ONUS (Noun) : दायित्व
Meaning: something that is one's duty or responsibility.
Synonyms: burden, responsibility, liability, obligation
Antonyms: advantage, benefit
Example: As your mother, it is my onus to prepare you for a successful future.

8. LEGITIMATE (Adjective) : विधिसम्मत
Meaning: conforming to the law or to rules.
Synonyms: legal, lawful, licit,
Antonyms: illegal, illegitimate
Example: Frank knew he needed a legitimate excuse to avoid jury duty.

9. INCESSANT (Adjective) : निरंतर
Meaning: (of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without pause or interruption.
Synonyms: ceaseless, unceasing, constant, continual
Antonyms: intermittent, occasional
Example: End the incessant crime with a neighborhood watch program.

10. ATTRITION (Noun) : संघर्षण
Meaning: the process of reducing something's strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.
Synonyms: erosion, abrasion, attenuation
Antonyms: strengthening
Example: As a result of teacher attrition, a lot of classrooms are overcrowded.

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