Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 20th 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. REDEEM (Verb) : धन देकर छुड़ाना
Meaning: gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment.
Synonyms: retrieve, regain, recover
Antonyms: forfeit, lose, abandon
Usage: At the end of Janet’s car lease she will redeem it for another Honda

2. EXPEDITIOUS (Adjective) : अतिशीघ्र
Meaning: done with speed and efficiency.
Synonyms: speedy, swift, quick, rapid, fast; prompt
Antonyms: slow
Usage: The man was saved because of the doctor’s expeditious diagnosis.

3. INHERENT (adjective) : निहित
Meaning: existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.
Synonyms: intrinsic, innate, fundamental, basic.
Antonyms: superficial, exterior, extraneous, extrinsic.
Usage: Even as a youngster, Janice showed she had an inherent talent to be a great singer.

4. UNLEASH (verb) : उन्मुक्त
Meaning: to suddenly release a violent force that cannot be controlled.
Synonyms: unchain, unfetter, unshackle, vent.
Antonyms: confine, enchain, fetter, bridle.
Usage: Since the owner decided to unleash her dog on the street, it was only a matter of minutes before it ran a few hundred feet in front of a car.

5. INCHOATE (adjective) : असम्पूर्ण
Meaning: just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.
Synonyms: budding, inceptive, incipient, nascent.
Antonyms: developed, full-fledged, evolved, ripened.
Usage: If only you could come up with a complete plan and not just an inchoate idea!

6. PROMULGATE (Verb) : घोषणा करना
Meaning: promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).
Synonyms:  publicize, spread, communicate, propagate, disseminate,
Antonyms: collect, conceal, hide, repress
Usage: Counties, townships, and municipalities may also promulgate local ordinances.

7. DIMINUTION (Noun) : अवनति
Meaning: a reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something.
Synonyms: curtailment,  contraction, constriction, restriction, limitation
Antonyms: increase, expansion, growth
Usage:  The diminution of cafeteria monitors has resulted in an increase in food fights at the high school.

8. DOWNTRODDEN (adjective) लताड़ा हुआ
Meaning: Oppressed or treated badly by people in power.
Synonyms: persecuted, exploited, repressed, tyrannized.
Antonyms: protected, respected, guarded, favored.
Usage: His claim to be a representative of the downtrodden masses is, of course, completely bogus.

9. IMPERATIVE (adjective) अनिवार्य
Meaning: Of vital importance; crucial.
Synonyms: indispensable, exigent, essential, urgent.
Antonyms: negligible, insignificant, trivial, secondary.
Usage: It is imperative that couples should communicate in order to know the root of the conflict.

10. CONDIGN (adjective) अनुरूप
Meaning: appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing; fitting and deserved.
Synonyms: earned, merited, warranted, justified.
Antonyms: undeserved, undue, unfair, unjust.


Usage: Condign punishment was rare when the criminal was a man of high social standing.

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