Daily Vocab for Various Competitive Exams

Dear Readers,

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 ListLearn the words and make your own sentences on the basis of the given word list. Here are a few words and phrases from articles published in a reputed Newspaper.

1. PEREMPTORY (adjective)
Meaning: insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way.
Synonym: high-handed, brisk, abrupt, summary, commanding, authoritative,
Antonym: humble, meek, modest, unassuming
Usage: "‘Just do it!’ came the peremptory reply"

2. ENNUI (noun)
Meaning: a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.
Synonym: boredom, tedium, listlessness.
Antonym: animation, contentment.
Usage: "He succumbed to ennui and despair".

3. WILY (adjective)
Meaning: skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.
Synonym: shrewd, clever, sharp, sharp-witted, astute, canny,
Antonym: naive, guileless
Sentence: "His wily opponents".

Meaning: a feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen.
Synonyms: fear, apprehension, dread, fearfulness.
Antonyms: contentment, bravery, assurance, happiness, delight.
Usage: He sat in the waiting room, full of trepidation

5. LEAVEN (verb)
Meaning: permeate and modify or transform (something) for the better.
Synonyms: permeate, infuse, pervade, penetrate, transform, modify; enliven, stimulate, vivify.
Antonyms: darken, depress, relegate, demote, slash. 
Usage: One should always try to leaven one’s knowledge.

6. NABBED (verb) 
Meaning: catch (someone) doing something wrong.
Synonyms: seize, arrest, apprehend, arrest, collar, pinch, pull in, restrain.
Antonyms: emancipate, free, liberate, loose, release, spring, unbind, unchain.
Usage: A bank robber was nabbed because he made the classic mistake of returning to the scene of the crime.

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

8. BEWAIL (verb)
Meaning: express great regret, sadness, or disappointment about (something).
Synonyms: bemoan, deplore, grieve (for), lament, mourn, wail (for), moan, weep, bawl. 
Antonyms: cheer, laugh, smile, delight, exult (in), glory, joy, rejoice 
Usage: He invariably spends more time bewailing his predicament than trying to fix it. 

9. BREVIARY (noun)
Meaning: a short statement of the main points. 
Synonyms: summary, conspectus, encapsulation, outline, roundup, synopsis.
Antonyms: enlargement, expansion, supplement, amplification.
Usage: A speech that could serve as a breviary for impeachment.

10. CULLING (verb) 
Meaning: select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
Synonyms: elect, select, choose, pick, take, obtain, get, glean. 
Antonyms: reject, disapprove, repudiate, spurn, discard, throw away, throw out.
Usage: In nine months, we as a group, tracked an unknown number of missing children, culling out two hundred and eleven Howie attempted to locate.

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