Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 18th June 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 an 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. Regale (verb): प्रसन्न करना
Meaning: entertain or amuse (someone) with talk.
Synonym: amuse, divert, delight, fascinate
Antonym: anger, annoy, bore, perturb.
Sentence: As we sat on my grandmother’s front porch, she would often regale us with stories of her youth while we ate freshly baked cookies

2. Credence (noun): प्रत्यय
Meaning: belief in or acceptance of something as true.
Synonym: acceptance, belief, faith, trust
Antonym: distrust, mistrust, suspicion, dubiety.
Sentence: Since you have a history of lying, I find it difficult to give credence to anything you tell me.

3. Malapert (adjective): गुस्ताख़
Meaning: boldly disrespectful; impudent.
Synonym: impertinent, cheeky, rude, brazen.
Antonyms: courteous, humble, modest, polite.
Sentence: In a fury, she said that he was too malapert to give her such answer, and affirmed that both he and they should repent it.

4. Pernicious (adjective): हानिकारक
Meaning: causing great harm or damage often in a way that is not easily seen or noticed.
Synonym: damaging, dangerous, lethal, malicious.
Antonyms: assisting, benevolent, beneficial, advantageous.
Sentence: These resolutions later acquired extraordinary and pernicious prominence in the historical elaboration of the states'-rights doctrine.

5. Rambunctious (adjective): हुल्लड़बाज़
Meaning: uncontrolled in a way that is playful or full of energy
Synonym: hell-raising, knockabout, boisterous, unruly.
Antonym: noiseless, peaceful, placid, quiet.
Sentence: Our new puppy turned out to be more rambunctious than we bargained for.

6. Opulent (adjective): धनी
Meaning: ostentatiously costly and luxurious.
Synonym: luxurious, sumptuous, palatial, lavish.
Antonym: penniless, poor, impoverished, penurious.
Sentence: The couple spent over eighty thousand dollars on opulent kitchen appliances.

7. Amicable (adjective): मैत्रीपूर्ण
Meaning: Friendly
Synonym: Cordial, Harmonious, amiable, polite.
Antonym: impolite, uncivil, rude, unfriendly.
Sentence: Most customer service agents are amicable people who are good at settling disagreements.

8. Lackadaisical (adjective): नाजुक
Meaning: lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
Synonym: unenthusiastic, half-hearted, uninterested, lukewarm.
Antonym: enthusiastic, excited, energetic, active
Sentence: Mary is so lackadaisical she will not get out of bed most mornings.

9. Banter (noun): मज़ाक
Meaning: the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
Synonym: wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay, ribbing.
Sentence: If the banter between the award presenters is not exciting, no one will watch the show.

10. Abstemious (adjective): संयमी
Meaning: indulging only very moderately in something, especially food and drink.
Synonym: temperate, abstinent, austere, moderate.
Antonym: self-indulgent, intemperate, rapacious, voracious.
Sentence: Although my husband is normally abstemious with his money, he will buy a ticket to a football game in a minute.

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