Daily Vocab for Various Competitive Exams

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. You can learn new words daily from our Daily Word List. Learn the words and make your own sentences on the basis of the given word list. Here are a few words and phrases from an article published in a reputed newspaper.

(1)  Bugbear (noun)
Meaning: A cause of obsessive fear, anxiety, or irritation, डरावना
Synonyms: Hate, bane, irritant, irritation, dislike, anathema
Antonyms: Delight, joy, pleasure

(2)  Offload (verb) 
Meaning: Rid oneself of (something) by selling or passing it on to someone else/relieve oneself of (a problem or worry) by talking to someone else/unload (a cargo), बोझ उतार लेना
Synonyms: Transfer, shift, jettison, unload, disburden
Antonyms: Load, encumbrance, take on

(3) Lucrative (adjective)
Meaning: producing a great deal of profit, लाभप्रद
Synonyms: profitable, profit-making, gainful, remunerative, moneymaking
Antonyms: unprofitable, aimless, delusive, ineffective, unavailing

(4)  Unveil (verb) 
Meaning:  show or announce publicly for the first time/remove a veil or covering from, in particular uncover (a new monument or work of art) as part of a public ceremony,खोलना
Synonyms: reveal, present, disclose, divulge, exhibit, demonstrate
Antonyms: camouflage, disguise, becloud

(5) Cumulative (adjective) 
Meaning: increasing or increased in quantity, degree, or force by successive additions,संचयी
Synonyms: increasing, accumulative, accumulating, growing, progressive
Antonyms: subtractive, distributive, regressive
Example: The student’s cumulative grade for four years of high school is eighty-nine.

(6)  Enthuse (verb) 
Meaning: express eager enjoyment, interest, or approval regarding something/make (someone) interested and eagerly appreciative,अति उत्साहित करना
Synonyms: exite, arouse, moivate, inspire, stimulate
Antonyms: annoy, be still, deplete, excavate, dispirit

(7) Whittle down (phrasal verb) 
Meaning: to reduce the number of people or things, or the size of something,धीरे - धीरे कम करना
Synonyms: reduce, cut down, decrease, diminish, curtail, abbreviate
Antonyms: increase, lengthen, expand, maximize, augment, escalate

(8)   Set the ball rolling (phrase) 
Meaning: To set something, often a process, in motion; to begin,शुरुआत करना
Synonyms: make a start, set at ease, break the ice, lead off, make the first move
Antonyms: hinder, obstruct, block, prevent, restrain, hamper

(9) hopes one’s hopes on (phrase)  
Meaning: rely heavily on,उम्मीद करना
Synonyms: rely on, count on, depend on, place reliance on, trust,
Antonyms: distrust, doubt, suspect, surmise

(10) In principle (phrase Verb)
Meaning: as a general idea or plan, although the details are not yet established,सामान्य रूप में
Synonyms: in general, on balance, generally, in essence, ideally, appropriate
Antonyms: unsuitable, improper, unsustainable, incompatible

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