Daily Vocab for Various Competitive Exams

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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 articles published in a reputed Newspaper.


1. ENSCONCE (verb) छिपना
Meaning: to put into a hiding place
Synonyms: bury, cache, conceal, hide, install, establish, park, shut, plant, lodge, position, seat, entrench, shelter.
Antonyms: divulge, unveil, uncover, disclose, confuse.
Usage: Ensconced in the closet, the woman hoped the home invader would not find her.

2. MOTE (noun)  कण 
Meaning: a tiny piece of a substance; a speck.
Synonyms: bit, crumb, dribble, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, nugget, particle, patch, scrap, scruple, snip, snippet.
Antonyms:  hunk, lump, slab, abundance, bushel, deal, heaps, loads, mass, mountain, peck, pile, pot, profusion.
Usage: A mote of sand in the girl’s shoe irritated her until she stopped to wipe it away.

3. APROPOS (adjective) अनुरूप
Meaning: very appropriate to a particular situation.
Synonyms: pertinent, relevant, apposite, apt, applicable, suitable, germane, befitting, significant, opportune, felicitous, timely.
Antonyms: inappropriate, inapt, inadmissible, extraneous, immaterial, inapplicable, irrelative, irrelevant, pointless.
Usage: Since Sameer just left the room, this is the apropos moment for us to discuss his surprise party.

4. CONCOMITANT (adjective) सहगामी
Meaning: naturally  accompanying or associated.
Synonyms:attendant, collateral, related, connected, linked, accessory, auxiliary, resultant, consequent.
Antonyms: unassociated, unconnected, unrelated, indifferent, unbound.
Usage: That it is apparently devoid of psychical concomitant need not imply that the impressions concerned in it are crude and inelaborate.

5.  ELYSIAN (adjective) स्वर्गिक
Meaning: relating to or characteristic of heaven or paradise.
Synonyms: heavenly, paradisal, paradisiacal, celestial, empyrean, superlunary, divine.
Antonyms: earthly, terrestrial, worldly, anti-utopian, dystopian, hellish, infernal
Usage: Falling down from the heavens, the elysian rays made the water sparkle and twinkle.

6. STULTIFY (verb) वृथा करना
Meaning: cause to lose enthusiasm and initiative, especially as a result of a tedious or restrictive routine.
Synonyms: hamper, impede, obstruct, thwart, suppress, smother, repress, counteract, trammel, restrain.
Antonyms: consolidate, augment, glorify, exacerbate, exalt, stir, elevate, accentuate, strengthen.
Usage: By referencing actual statistics, he was able to stultify his opponent’s argument.

7. NIHILISM (noun) शून्यवाद
Meaning: the rejection of all religious and moral principles, in the belief that life is meaningless.
Synonyms: cynicism, rejection, repudiation, renunciation, denial, abnegation; disbelief, non-belief, unbelief, skepticism.
Antonyms: belief, faith, optimism, approval, discipline, ratification.
Usage: The rebels urged the people to grab hold of nihilism and remove all government officials from office.

8. BADINAGE (noun) परिहास
Meaning: humorous or witty conversation.
Synonyms: banter, chaff, jesting, joshing, raillery, repartee, barb, gag, gambit, jest, joke, quip.
Antonyms: bullying, criticism, argument, fight.
Usage: The president was in a good mood as he walked through the crowd and made several voters laugh with his witty badinage.

9. MELLOW (adjective) मधुर
Meaning: (especially of a sound, flavour, or color) pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness.
Synonyms: dulcet, sweet-sounding, tuneful, euphonious, melodious, mellifluous; fruity, smooth, warm, rich, mellifluent.
Antonyms: rugged, abrading, irritating, roughening, grim, gruff, abrasive, caustic, coarse, hard, harsh, rough, scathing, stern.
Usage: His mellow voice and his qualitative speech made everyone applaud him.

10. EXCORIATE (verb) आलोचना करना
Meaning: to criticize harshly and usually publicly.
Synonyms: abuse, assail, attack, bash, castigate, lambaste, savage, scathe, slam, vituperate, decry, imprecate.
Antonyms: acclaim, commend, compliment, hail, laud, praise, glorify, admire, exalt.
Usage: The stern judge will excoriate the behavior of the repeat offender by sentencing him to thirty years in prison.

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