Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 23rd February 2019

Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 23rd 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 Banking 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  IRIDESCENT (adjective) इंद्रधनुषी
Meaning: Showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles.
Synonyms: shining, glittering, sparkling, shimmering.
Antonyms: colorless, dull, plain, monochrome.
Usage: When the jeweler looked at the iridescent gems, he was made speechless by their brilliant colors.

2  THROWAWAY (adjective) फेंका हुआ
Meaning: Denoting or relating to products that are intended to be discarded after being used once or a few times.
Synonyms: casual, careless, offhand, ill-considered.
Antonyms: adopt, embrace, retain, conserve
Usage: She was very upset at what to him was just a throwaway remark.

3. PRUNE (verb) काटना
Meaning: Trim (a tree, shrub, or bush) by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, especially to encourage growth.
Synonyms: reduce, cut/trim, decrease.
Antonyms: elongate, extend, lengthen.
Usage: Ideally, you should start pruning your tree to limit its size before it reaches full size.

4. STRIDE (noun) तरक़्क़ी
Meaning: A long step or stage in making progress.
Synonyms: clump, tramp, stomp, stalk.
Antonyms: amble, meander, , wander.
Usage: In two bounding strides the woman was in the street, kneeling over her friend.

5. VEXATIOUS (adjective) अफ़सोसनाक
Meaning: Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry.
Synonyms: annoying, vexing, irritating, irksome.
Antonyms: helpful, soothing, aiding, assisting.
Usage: This vexatious problem was resolved, incompletely, by civil war and secession.

6. STODGY (adjective) घिसा पिटा
Meaning: Dull and uninspired; lacking originality or excitement
Synonyms: uninteresting, dreary, uninspired, monotonous.
Antonyms: exciting, creative, breathtaking, enthralling.
Usage: Most of my students used informal, asymmetrical balance, as formal balance can seem stodgy and dull.

7. PURPORTEDLY (adverb) कथित रूप से
Meaning: As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; allegedly.
Synonyms: allegedly, professedly, supposedly, seemingly.
Antonyms: absolutely, authentically, certainly, earnestly.
Usage: The woman found a letter purportedly signed by the Prime Minister.

8. AMELIORATE (verb) सुधारना
Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better
Synonyms: better, reformed, amend, elevate.
Antonyms: worsen, aggravate, decline, blemish.
Usage: Ameliorate the relationship with your distant mother by sending a letter.

9. SKIRMISH (noun)  झड़प
Meaning: an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small        or outlying parts of armies or fleets.
Synonyms: Battle, fight, Clash.
Antonyms: Peace, Calm, Harmony.
Usage: Right before the game’s results were announced, the fans got into a skirmish over whose team was the greatest.

10. TOUCHSTONE (noun) मापदंड
Meaning: a criterion by which something is judged
Synonyms: benchmark, criterion, metric, standard.
Antonyms: aberration, deviation, abnormality.
Usage: An understanding of grammar is often considered a touchstone by which all language skills are compared to.

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