Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 22nd April 2019

Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 22nd 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. OBFUSCATE (Verb) : अस्पष्ट करना
Meaning: make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.
Synonyms: obscure, confuse, blur, muddle
Antonyms: clarify, enlighten, explicate, reveal
Example: Because I am a sympathetic teacher, I avoid using language which will obfuscate my students.

2. FEUD (Noun) : झगड़ा
Meaning: a prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute.
Synonyms: altercation, conflict, discord, dispute
Antonyms: accord, agreement, calm, concord
Example: My grandfather once had a feud with the mayor of his city and they settled it with a duel.

3. TEDIOUS (adjective) : थकाऊ
Meaning: too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous.
Synonyms: dull, unexciting, unvaried, mundane
Antonyms: exciting, interesting
Example: The meeting was so long and tedious, he was ready to climb the wall.

4. LAUDABLE (adjective) : प्रशंसनीय
Meaning: (of an action, idea, or aim) deserving praise and commendation.
Synonyms: praiseworthy, admirable, meritorious
Example: Faith ceases to be laudable when it is blind faith.

5. COUP (noun) : विजय
Meaning: an instance of successfully achieving something difficult.
Synonyms: success, triumph, feat,
Antonyms: failure
Example: There have been seven coup attempts against the beleaguered government.

6. PRUDENCE (Noun) : सावधानी
Meaning: the quality of being prudent; cautiousness.
Synonyms: wisdom, judgement,  sagacity, shrewdness
Antonyms: folly, recklessness
Example: Maybe you'll exercise a little more financial prudence next time.

7. RANCOUR (Noun) : विद्वेष
Meaning: bitterness or resentfulness, especially when long standing.
Synonyms: bitterness, spite, hate, hatred, resentment, malice
Antonyms: amicability
Example: Even though my mother despised her twin sister, she always spoke about her without rancour.

8. WREST (Verb) : हथियाना
Meaning: forcibly pull (something) from a person's grasp.
Synonyms: wrench, snatch, seize, grab
Antonyms: give
Example: Sita felt she had to wrest the weapon from the hostage-taker for the sake of her safety.

9. OVERTURE (Noun) : प्रस्ताव
Meaning: an approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship.
Synonyms: approach, proposal, tender, suggestion
Example: He began making overtures to British merchant banks.

10. CONFOUND (Verb) : उलझाना
Meaning: cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by not according with their expectations.
Synonyms: amaze, astonish, dumbfound, stagger
Antonyms: Clarify, enlighten

Example: The purpose of the article is not to confound the readers but to inform them.

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