Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 23rd March 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. MOLLIFY (Verb) : अनुकूल करना 
Meaning: appease the anger or anxiety of (someone).
Synonyms: appease, placate, pacify, conciliate
Antonyms: aggravate, agitate, intensify
Example: She managed to mollify the angry customer.

2. CULT (Noun) : सम्प्रदाय 
Meaning: a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or as imposing excessive control over members.
Synonyms: sect, denomination, faith, belief
Example: The movie was sure to become a cult classic, it had all the markings of a movie that people would mock for year to come.

3. OBFUSCATE (Verb) : अस्पष्ट 
Meaning: make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.
Synonyms: obscure, confuse, blur, muddle
Antonyms: clarify
Example: Because I am a sympathetic teacher, I avoid using language which will obfuscate my students.

4. BANAL (Adjective) :  तुच्छ या मामूली 
Meaning: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
Synonyms: trite, hackneyed, conventional, stereotyped, predictable,
Antonyms: new, original
Example: Because the movie’s plot was banal, we knew exactly how the film would end.

5. NOCTURNAL (Adjective) : निशाचर 
Meaning: done, occurring, or active at night.
Synonyms: nightly, nighttime
Example: Because I sleep all night, I do not consider myself to be a nocturnal person.

6.  SANCTIMONIOUS (Adjective) : पाखंडी 
Meaning: making a show of being morally superior to other people.
Synonyms: churchy, pious, moralizing, unctuous, smug,
Antonyms: sincere, forthright
Example: My sanctimonious aunt tends to look down upon people who do not go to church every Sunday.

7. EFFETE (Adjective) : अशक्त, क्षीण 
Meaning: affected, over-refined, and ineffectual.
Synonyms: affected, ineffectual, artificial, studied, pretentious
Antonyms: unpretentious
Example: The effete man was scared of his own shadow and hid in the closet during thunderstorms.

8. IMMINENT (Adjective) : निकटस्थ 
Meaning: about to happen.
Synonyms: close, near, approaching, forthcoming
Antonyms: distant, remote
Example: Some people thought it was funny when the media predicted the imminent death of the drug-addicted celebrity.

9. INADVERTENT (Adjective) : असावधान 
Meaning: not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning.
Synonyms:  unintended, accidental, unpremeditated, unplanned,
Antonyms: deliberate, intentional
Example: I wonder how many inadvertent inventions were developed in the process of trying to discover something totally different.

10. ENSUE (Verb) : परिणाम निकलना 
Meaning: happen or occur afterwards or as a result.
Synonyms: result, follow, arise, emerge
Antonyms: cease, disregard, repress, precede
Example: Once the defense attorney makes his final statement, jury deliberations will ensue.


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