Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 7th May 2019

Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 7th 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. PERPETUATE (VERB):  (स्थिर रखना)
Meaning:  to make perpetual or cause to last indefinitely
Synonyms: eternalize, immortalize, commemorate, memorialize
Antonyms: annihilate, crush, decimate, demolish
Sentence: He perpetuates the myth that his house is haunted.

2. BLOVIATE (VERB):  (चीखना)
Meaning: to speak or write verbosely and windily
Synonyms: alleviate, aviate, bloated, blockade, deviate
Antonyms:  be quiet, be silent
Sentence: Many serious individuals do not like people that bloviate, as they hate conversation that does not have a point and takes too long

3. HITHERTO (ADVERB):  (पहले ही) 
Meaning: up to this or that time
Synonyms: heretofore, yet, formerly, long ago
Antonyms: henceforth, henceforward, hereafter, currently, presently
Sentence: Hitherto part of French West Africa, Benin achieved independence in 1960.

4. NEUROSIS (NOUN): (विक्षिप्त) 
Meaning:  mental and emotional disorder that affects only part of the   personality
Synonyms: aberration, dementia,hallucinosis, hypomania, paranoia
Antonyms: lucidity, rationality, rationalness, reasonability
Sentence: These are givers whose philanthropy has been absent neurosis and aggression

5. VOLTE-FACE (NOUN): (अमान्यकरण)
Meaning: a reversal in policy
Synonyms: flip-flop, reversal, turnabout, rescinding
Antonyms: enactment, validation
Sentence: After learning that I wrongly accused someone, I did a volte face and was now friends with this person.

6.SPECK (NOUN): (धब्बा)
Meaning: a small discoloration or spot especially from stain or decay
Synonyms: ace, bit, crumb, glimmer blot, dot
Antonyms: paragon, excellence
Sentence: There was not a speck of dust anywhere

7. FATALITY (NOUN): (मृत्यु-दर)
Meaning: the quality or state of causing death or destruction
Synonyms: casualty, loss, prey, victim
Antonyms: harmer, injurer, assassin, killer
Sentence: Seatbelt use significantly reduces the risk of a fatality during a traffic accident

 8.STAID (ADJECTIVE): (शांत)
Meaning: marked by settled sedateness and often prim self-restraint
Synonyms: dignified,composed,earnest, grave, humorless, no-nonsense
Antonyms: indecorous, frivolous, hilarious
Sentence: She was given a staid title-‘The Iron Lady’.

Meaning: having or showing mean resentment of another's possessions or advantages
Synonyms: calumnious, defamatory
Antonyms: likeable, lovable
Sentence: His invidious acts caused the people to rise up against him.

 10.POTENT (ADJECTIVE):(प्रबल)
Meaning: having an abundance of some characteristic quality (as flavor)
Synonyms: vigorous, influential, competent
Antonyms: ineffective, insignificant
Sentence: The potent poison killed him within seconds

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