Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 19th 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. DEMEAN : नीचा दिखाना
Meaning: cause a severe loss in the dignity of and respect for (someone or something).
Synonyms: degrading, humiliating, inglorious, abject
Antonyms: admire, elevate, honor, laud
Example: We should not demean any profession.

2. PURPORTEDLY (adverb)  कथित रूप से
Meaning: As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; allegedly.
Synonyms: professedly, supposedly, seemingly, superficially.
Antonyms: absolutely, authentically, certainly, earnestly.
Usage: The fans found a bat purportedly signed by Virat Kohli.

3. RELENT (verb) नरम पड़ना
Meaning: to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control).
Synonyms: concede, give in, submit, succumb.
Antonyms: combat, confront, counter, defy.
Example: Because my mother is very angry, she won’t relent on my severe punishment.

4. TRIFLE (Noun) -तुच्छ
Meaning: a thing of little value or importance.
Synonyms:  bagatelle, inessential, nothing
Antonyms: lot
Example: We should not trouble the CEO over such trifles.

5. SCOFF (Verb) - व्यंग्य
Meaning: speak to someone or about something in a scornfully derisive or mocking way.
Synonyms: mock, deride, ridicule
Antonyms: flatter, praise, compliment
Example: The rude rich boy thought it was fun to scoff at the poor people at his school.

6. INURE (verb) सहनशील बनाना
Meaning: accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant.
Synonyms: accustom, habituate, acclimatize, adapt.
Antonyms: enervate, enfeeble, debilitate, incapacitate.
Usage: The hardship of army training inured her to the rigors of desert warfare.

7. REVERE (verb) सम्मान
Definition: feel deep respect or admiration for (something)
Synonyms: respect, admire, cherish, appreciate.
Antonyms: blaspheme, desecrate, profane, violate.
Usage: If you want to achieve any goal, revere the process & success will follow.

8. ABOMINATE : घृणा करना 
Meaning: to hate something very much
Synonyms: abhor, despise
Antonyms: love, like
Example: They abominated the idea of red tapism.

9. PROFANE : अपवित्र
Meaning: vulgar and inappropriate
Synonyms: coarse, nasty
Antonyms: kind, polite
Example: They have profaned the long upheld traditions of the Temple.

10. RATIFIED= पुष्टि करना
Meaning: confirmed or made official
Synonyms: approve, confirm
Antonyms: deny, destroy

Example: The proposal was ratified by the concerned authority.

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