Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 2nd May 2019

Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 2nd May 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. VIABILITY (noun) व्यवहार्यता
Meaning: ability to work successfully.
Synonyms: practicability, achievability, feasibility, profitability.
Antonyms: impracticality, inanimate, unfeasibility, inapplicability.
Usage: Behind every transnational corporation there is a national base that depends on its local state to sustain its viability.

2. STATUTORY (adjective) वैधानिक
Meaning: decided, controlled, or required by law.
Synonyms: legitimate, permissible, admissible, allowable.
Antonyms: unconstitutional, illegal, irrelevant, unofficial.
Usage: She's below the statutory age for school attendance.

3. DOWNBEAT (adjective) निराशाजनक
Meaning: pessimistic or gloomy.
Synonyms: despondent, depressed, dejected, distrustful.
Antonyms: optimistic, propitious, auspicious, cheerful.
Usage: In addition, the film's relentlessly downbeat tone creates a dark emotional backdrop.

4. BACKSTOP (noun) पूर्वावधान
Meaning: an emergency precaution or last resort.
Synonyms: safeguard, preventive measure, insurance.
Antonyms: constraint, limitation, restriction, sanction.
Usage: They want the Democrats to act as a backstop for this wild nonsense.

5. PURITANICAL (adjective) सख़्त
Meaning: having or displaying a very strict or censorious moral attitude towards self-indulgence.
Synonyms: prudish, puritan, prim, priggish.
Antonyms: lecherous, indulgent, indecent, debauched.
Usage: It just shows that those endless puritanical bromides about the perils of fixating on individual designers are wasted breath.

6. SWATHE (noun) तह
Meaning: a large part of something that includes several different things.
Synonyms: envelope, stretch, area, track.
Antonyms: brink, border, boundary, margin.
Usage: These people represent a broad swathe of public opinion.

7. MILEAGE (noun) लाभ
Meaning: actual or potential benefit or use to be derived from a situation or event.
Synonyms: advantage, utility, gain, profit.
Antonyms: inappropriateness, uselessness, worthlessness, loss.
Usage: There may indeed be mileage in developing the church hall as a community.

8. FARCE (noun) स्वांग
Meaning: an absurd event.
Synonyms: travesty, sham, masquerade, charade.
Antonyms: solemnity, reverence, seriousness, sobriety.
Usage: We need to get more good referees like him, or the game is going to become a complete farce.

9. CARCASS (noun) शव
Meaning: the dead body of an animal.
Synonyms: corpse, cadaver, remains, relics.
Antonyms: revival, alive, essence, resurrection.
Usage: There were a couple of dead animal carcasses on the ground as well.

10. 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.

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