Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 1st April 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. PIVOT (Noun) : केन्द्रबिन्दु
Meaning: a person or thing that plays a central part in a situation or enterprise.
Synonyms: centre, focus, crux, hub
Example: The pivot of community life was the chapel.

2. SCEPTICAL (Adjective) : उलझन में
Meaning: not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.
Synonyms: dubious, doubtful, unconvinced
Antonyms: certain, convinced, optimistic
Example: it's good to be sceptical about what you see on TV.

3. ABHORRENT (Adjective) : घिनौना
Meaning: inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant.
Synonyms: detestable, hateful, abominable, repugnant
Antonyms: acceptable, agreeable, alluring, delightful
Example: Jack’s abhorrent behavior caused him to get kicked out of the restaurant.

4. TYPIFY (Verb) : प्रतीक
Meaning: be characteristic or a representative example of.
Synonyms: epitomize, exemplify, characterize; personify, embody
Example: With his blond, blue-eyed athletic looks, he typifies the all-American boy next door.

5. FARCE (Noun) : स्वांग
Meaning: an event or situation that is absurd or disorganized.
Synonyms: absurdity, mockery, travesty, sham
Example: The debate turned into a drunken farce.

6. SURMISE (Verb) : शंका
Meaning: suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.
Synonyms: conjecture, suspect, deduce, infer
Antonyms: know
Example: Jason knew it was wrong of him to surmise his brother had stolen his money without actual proof.

7. MACABRE (Adjective) : भीषण
Meaning: disturbing because concerned with or causing a fear of death.
Synonyms: gruesome, grisly, grim, gory, morbid, ghastly, unearthly,
Antonyms: appealing, attractive, delectable
Example: While David has a talent for pulling macabre pranks, it can get a little bothersome when he doesn’t limit them to Halloween.

8. INGRESS (Noun) : प्रवेश
Meaning: the action or fact of going in or entering; the capacity or right of entrance.
Synonyms: entrance, access, admittance, approach
Antonyms: egress, exit
Example: If you sit in front of the doorway, you are creating a safety hazard by blocking the path of ingress into the hospital.

9. EERIE (Adjective) : भयानक
Meaning: strange and frightening.
Synonyms: uncanny, sinister, ghostly, spectral, unnatural
Antonyms: normal, reassuring
Example: An eerie feeling came over us as we watched the scary movie.

10. STARK (Adjective) : निरा
Meaning: severe or bare in appearance or outline.
Synonyms: crist, distinct, obvious, evident
Antonyms: indistinct, pleasant, comfortable, ornate
Example: The house’s living room was stark and held only one couch.



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