Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 4th April 2019

Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 4th 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.  ENSCONCE (Verb) : स्थापित करना
Meaning: establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe place.
Synonyms: settle, install, establish, entrench
Antonyms: depart, displace
Example: Clara is comfortably ensconced in a beach chair and has no immediate plans to return to work.

2.  SMITHEREENS (Noun) : टुकड़े
Meaning: small pieces.
Synonyms: bit, chunk, fragment
Antonyms: entirely, whole
Example: Using dynamite, railroad workers were able to blast the once solid mountain to smithereens.

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

4. SEMINAL (Adjective) : लाभदायक
Meaning: strongly influencing later developments.
Synonyms: influential, formative, innovative
Antonyms: irrelevant, unimportant
Example: Steve Jobs’ inventions were seminal in the world of technology.

5. GOAD (Verb) : उसकाव
Meaning: provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction.
Synonyms: provoke, spur, prick, sting
Antonyms: aid, dissuade
Example: My mother is going to try and goad her dog into getting off the bed by offering him a treat.

6. UNSAVOURY (Adjective) : लज्जाजनक
Meaning: disagreeable and unpleasant because morally disreputable.
Synonyms: disreputable, unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty
Antonyms: reputable
Example: The club has an unsavoury reputation.

7. PROWESS (Noun) : कौशल
Meaning: skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.
Synonyms: skill, expertise, ability, adroitness
Antonyms: inability, ineptitude
Example: He was complimented on his prowess as an oarsman.

8. GUZZLE (Verb) : लालची की तह भोजन करनेवाला
Meaning: eat or drink (something) greedily.
Synonyms: gulp, devour
Example: People tend to guzzle their calories and it really adds up, often more than they realize.

9. PUNITIVE (Adjective) : दंडात्मक
Meaning: inflicting or intended as punishment.
Synonyms: penal, disciplinary, corrective, correctional
Antonyms: beneficial, rewarding
Example: The US could impose punitive tariffs on exports.

10. JIBE (Noun) : हंसी
Meaning: an insulting or mocking remark; a taunt.
Synonyms:  taunt, sneer, jeer, insult
Example: The bank is clearly fed up with the constant jibe that it has no clear management strategy.

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