Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 3rd 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. FAWNING (adjective) चापलूस
Meaning: displaying exaggerated flattery or affection; obsequious.
Synonyms: sycophantic, ingratiating, subservient, cajoling.
Antonyms: imperious, domineering, peremptory, opinionated.
Usage: Because Larry really wants a promotion, he spends a great deal of time fawning over his boss.

2. FABLED (adjective) काल्पनिक
Meaning: mythical; imaginary.
Synonyms: fictitious, hypothetical, apocryphal, allegorical.
Antonyms: authentic, existent, factual, confirmed.
Usage: Long after the kingdoms of southern Arabia disappeared, the fabled riches of the region live on in the popular imagination.

3. SPLURGE (verb)  होहल्ला
Meaning: to spend extravagantly or ostentatiously.
Synonyms: waste, squander, dissipate, disburse.
Antonyms: economize, conserve, preserve, retain.
Usage: Should I splurge on the really nice camera or just buy one of the cheap models?

4. FURLOUGH (noun) लम्बी छुट्टी
Meaning: leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the services or a missionary.
Synonyms: break, rest, recess, day off.
Antonyms: rehire, recall, travail, toil.
Usage: I have just learned that Cousin George has got his furlough extended thirty days.

5. REPROBATE (noun) नीच
Meaning: an unprincipled person.
Synonyms: rogue, scoundrel, villain, wretch.
Antonyms: upright, virtuous, principled, righteous
Usage: Although the old man pretended to be a reprobate in public, in private he did a lot of good deeds for the homeless.

6. SMUG (adjective): आत्मसंतुष्ट
Meaning: having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements.
Synonyms: bighead, conceitedness, ego, vainglory.
Antonyms: diffidence, bashfulness, demureness, shyness.
Usage: Because Amit had a smug attitude during his meeting with the principal, he projected the image he was proud of his misdeeds.

7. LEAVEN (verb) संशोधित करना
Meaning: permeate and modify or transform (something) for the better.
Synonyms: permeate, pervade, transform, modify.
Antonyms: depress, relegate, demote, slash.
Usage: One should always try to leaven one’s knowledge.

8. BREVIARY (noun) सार-संग्रह
Meaning: a short statement of the main points.
Synonyms: summary, conspectus, encapsulation, outline.
Antonyms: enlargement, expansion, supplement, amplification.
Usage: The Second Vatican Council revised the Breviary and changed its name to Liturgy of the Hours.

9. ARRANT (adjective) कुख्यात
Meaning: used to say how bad something is.
Synonyms: utter, absolute, complete, thorough.
Antonyms: dubious, questionable, restricted, uncertain.
Usage: Because of her arrant devotion to her family, she volunteered to go to the labor camp with them.

10. COUP (noun) अप्रत्याशित सफलता
Meaning: an instance of successfully achieving something difficult.
Synonyms: accomplishment, achievement, attainment, triumph.
Antonyms: debacle, failure, downfall, fiasco.
Usage: Since our team is usually eliminated early in the competition, we considered it a major coup when we won the championship.



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