Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 21st February 2019

Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 21st 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. REDEEM (Verb) : धन देकर बचाना
Meaning: gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment.
Synonyms: retrieve, regain, recover
Antonyms: forfeit, lose, abandon
Example: At the end of Janet’s car lease she will redeem it for another Honda

2. PROCLIVITY (Noun) : प्रवृत्ति
Meaning: a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.
Synonyms: liking, inclination, tendency, leaning
Antonyms: disinclination, dislike, antipathy, hate
Example: His proclivity for cooking made him a big hit in the homeowner’s association.

3. INCENSE (Verb) : क्रोध से कुद्ध करना
Meaning: make very angry.
Synonyms: enrage, infuriate, anger, madden
Antonyms: placate, please, calm
Example: News of the salary reduction is sure to incense the workers.

4. IRE (Noun) : गुस्सा
Meaning: anger.
Synonyms: anger, rage, fury, wrath
Antonyms: calmness, comfort, delight
Example: When the celebrity wore the fur coat on the red carpet, she drew the ire of many animal rights activists.

5. SHRILL (Adjective) : अनिमेष
Meaning: (of a voice or sound) high-pitched and piercing.
Synonyms: high-pitched, piercing, high, sharp
Antonyms: low, soft, dulcet
Example: When Rose was stabbed, she let out a shrill scream.

6. HAVEN (Noun) : आश्रय
Meaning: a place of safety or refuge.
Synonyms: refuge, retreat, shelter, sanctuary
Example: In the blizzard, many highway travelers searched for a haven from the freezing wind.

7. HIATUS (Noun) : एक ठहराव
Meaning: a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity.
Synonyms: pause, break, interval, interruption, suspension
Antonyms: closure, juncture, misfortune
Example: The professor will take his family on a long vacation during his hiatus.

8. LARGESSE (Noun) : बख्शीश
Meaning: generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others.
Synonyms: generosity, liberality, munificence, bounty
Antonyms: meanness, miserliness
Example: When I was in need, I benefited from the largesse of an anonymous donor.

9. EXPEDITIOUS (Adjective) : शीघ्र
Meaning: done with speed and efficiency.
Synonyms: speedy, swift, quick, rapid, fast; prompt
Antonyms: slow
Example: The man was saved because of the doctor’s expeditious diagnosis.

10. GERMANE (Adjective) : सार्थक
Meaning: relevant to a subject under consideration.
Synonyms: relevant, pertinent, applicable, apposite
Antonyms: irrelevant
Example: The president will only respond to media questions that are germane to the economic crisis.

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