Daily Vocabulary for Defence Exams: 25th 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: entertain, amuse, divert, delight, fascinate
Antonym: anger, annoy, bore, dull, tired, upset

Usage: On the ghost tour, an experienced guide will regale you with scary stories of the house’s past residents.

2. Abdicate (Verb) त्यागना
Meaning: (of a monarch) renounce one's throne.
Synonyms: resign, retire
Usage: Because the mother chose to abdicate her role as a parent, her children have become the terrors of the neighborhood.

3.INCENSE (Verb) क्रोध से कुद्ध करना
Meaning: make very angry.
Synonyms: enrage, infuriate, anger, madden
Antonyms: placate, please, calm
Usage: News of the salary reduction is sure to incense the workers.

4.HIATUS (Noun)  एक ठहराव
Meaning: a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity.
Synonyms: pause, break, interval, interruption, suspension
Antonyms: closure, juncture, misfortune
UsageThe professor will take his family on a long vacation during his hiatus.

5.EMBELLISH (verb) संवारना
Meaning: to make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality
Synonyms: adorn, deck
Antonyms: lessen, reduce
UsageGrandma likes to embellish her knitting by hiding secret messages in the pattern.

6.AMNESTY(Noun)आम माफ़ी
Meaning: a formal pardon or reprieve given to one who has committed a criminal or political offense
Synonyms: forgiveness, immunity
Antonyms: vulnerability
UsageAlthough the governor claimed to be an honest man of the people, he did not hesitate to give his wealthy friend amnesty for a tax-related crime.

7.RIPOSTE (noun) जवाबी प्रहार
Meaning: a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism.
Synonyms: retaliation, repartee, squelch, quip.
Antonyms: request, query, bidding, catechize.
Usage: A riposte to that argument was provided by Sea Containers, the shipping group headed by James Sherwood.

8. FARRAGO (noun)  संमिश्रण
Meaning: a confused mixture.
Synonyms: mishmash, jumble, hodgepodge, turmoil.
Antonyms: constituent, ravel, sequence, categorization.
Usage: The present gun law is a farrago of nonsense as most of it is unenforceable.

9.ENNUI (noun) विरक्ति
Meaning: a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.
Synonym: boredom, tedium, listlessness.
Antonym: animation, contentment.
Usage: Listening to your dull story about becoming a librarian is leaving me in a state of ennui.

10.BAGATELLE (noun) नगण्य
Meaning: a thing regarded as too unimportant or easy to be worth much consideration.
Synonyms: trifle, frippery, Picayune, gimcrack.
Antonyms: worth, gargantuan.
Usage: The question of who will pick up the coffee is a mere bagatelle in the overall planning of the conference.

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