Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 13th April 2019

Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 13th April 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. ROGUE (Noun) : दुष्ट
Meaning: a dishonest or unprincipled man.
Synonyms:  villain, reprobate,
Antonyms: honest, straight
Example: Although the rogue was engaged to be married, he found it easy to flirt with other women.

2. DESPOTIC (Adjective) : निरंकुश
Meaning: of or typical of a despot; tyrannical.
Synonyms: autocratic, dictatorial, totalitarian, authoritarian,
Antonyms: democratic, accountable
Example: Under orders from the despotic ruler, citizens were denied the freedom of speech.

3. EMBOLDEN (Verb)  : प्रोत्साहित करना
Meaning: give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
Synonyms:  encourage, hearten, strengthen, fortify
Antonyms: dishearten, discourage
Example: The coach hoped his speech would embolden his team to win the playoff game

4. EXONERATE (Verb) : मुक्त करना 
Meaning: (of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing.
Synonyms: absolve, clear, acquit,
Antonyms: charge, convict
Example: The job of the defense attorney is to exonerate his clients and keep them out of jail.

5. BENIGN (Adjective) : दयालु 
Meaning: gentle and kind.
Synonyms: kind, warm-hearted, good-natured, friendly
Antonyms: unfriendly, hostile
Example: You would never have guessed his intentions from the benign expression on his face.

6. GRISLY (Adjective) : क्रूर / डरावना 
Meaning: causing horror or disgust.
Synonyms: gruesome, ghastly, frightful, horrid,
Antonyms: pleasant, attractive
Example: Many massacres in history fade while some linger as grisly curiosities.

7. PERNICIOUS (Adjective) : नुकसानदेह 
Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Synonyms: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious
Antonyms: beneficial, benign, favourable
Example: If you are going to behave in such a pernicious manner, I would prefer to not be around you.

8. ESOTERIC (Adjective) : गूढ़
Meaning: intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.
Synonyms: abstruse, obscure, arcane,
Antonyms: simple, familiar
Example: he medical research was so esoteric that only a few physicians could actually understand the results.

9. WALLOW (Verb) : मौज मनाना 
Meaning: (of a person) indulge in an unrestrained way in (something that one finds pleasurable).
Synonyms: luxuriate, bask, delight, revel
Antonyms: eschew
Example: Becky is a strong woman and not the type of person to wallow in gloom.

10. MUZZLE (Verb) : रोक लगाना/मुहं बंद करना  
Meaning: prevent (a person or group) from expressing their opinions freely.
Synonyms: gag, silence, censor, suppress, stifle
Antonyms: permit, release
Example: The highest court in the land came down heavily on the attempt by the administration to use its clout to muzzle the media.

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