Daily Vocab for Various Competitive Exams

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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. SYBARITIC (adjective) विलास प्रिय
Meaning: fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self-indulgent.
Synonyms: luxurious, extravagant, pampered, lavish, self-indulgent, sensual, voluptuous, hedonistic, epicurean, libertine, debauched, dissolute, decadent.
Antonyms: abstinent, ascetic, abstemious, sober, non-indulgent, disciplined, temperate, spartan.
Usage: Though most of her family thought she was overly sybaritic, the luxury-loving heiress saw nothing wrong with living the high life.

2. PICAYUNE (adjective) निकम्मा
Meaning: not broad or open in views or opinions
Synonyms: illiberal, insular, Lilliputian, narrow-minded, parochial, petty, sectarian, small-minded
Antonyms: broad-minded, catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal, open, open-minded, receptive, tolerant.
Usage: They argued over the most picayune details.

3. BOGGLE (verb)  झिझकना
Meaning: to make or do (something) in a clumsy or unskillful way.
Synonyms: blow, bobble, botch, bumble, bungle, dub, flub, fluff, foozle, fumble, mangle, muck up, muff.
Antonyms: ameliorate, enhance, help, improve, rectify, refine, reform, remedy, recondition, renovate, repair, revamp.
Usage: She boggled her first effort to stick her dismount.

4. DULCIFY (verb) मधुर करना 
Meaning: to make agreeable; mollify
Synonyms: appease, conciliate, pacify, placate, propitiate, allay, assuage, mitigate, relieve, alleviate.
Antonyms: rancid, sour, gruff, dour, grim, glum, agitate, incite, aggravate, acrid, acetify.
Usage: His harshest tones in this part came steeped and dulcified in good humor.

5. MAUL (verb) पीटना
Meaning: treat (something) savagely or roughly.
Synonyms: maltreat, manhandle, whip, grope, pummel, trounce, trample, bash, batter, brawl, maim.
Antonyms: caress, pet, coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, foster, nurture, aid, assist.
Usage: A bear killed one hiker and badly mauled the other.

6. INURE (verb) सहनशील बनाना
Meaning: accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant.
Synonyms: harden, toughen, habituate, familiarize, acclimatize, adjust, adapt, desensitize, fortify, indurate.
Antonyms: emasculate, enervate, enfeeble, weaken, cripple, debilitate, hamstring, incapacitate, sensitize.
Usage: Soon, the girls became inure to the cruel treatment of their kidnapper and started to think of him as their savior.

7. SURMISE (verb) अनुमान करना
Meaning: suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.
Synonyms: guess, conjecture, deduce, infer, conclude, theorize, speculate, glean, assume, presume, reckon.
Antonyms: document, establish, prove, substantiate, validate, ascertain, determine.
Usage: Without knowing the facts, the judge chose to surmise the defendant was guilty.

8. PENITENCE (noun) पछतावा
Meaning: the action of feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong.
Synonyms: contrition, guilt, regret, remorse, repentance, rue, self-reproach, shame, prick, qualm.
Antonyms: impenitence, remorselessness, brazenness, sauciness, exaltation, impudence, audacity, effrontery.
Usage: The reverse also holds, that failure to live morally betrays and invalidates religious devotion unless there is genuine penitence.

9. VOUCHSAFE (verb) साक्ष्य देना
Meaning: reveal or disclose (information).
Synonyms: disclose, reveal, divulge, impart, pass on, let out, let slip, give away, broadcast, air, circulate.
Antonyms: barred, prohibited, outlawed, proscribed, impermissible, interdicted, forbidden.
Usage: But he neither repudiated the misleading words nor vouchsafed any clear explanation of them.

10. TORPOR (noun) उदासीनता
Meaning: a state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy.
Synonyms: torpidity, sluggishness, dullness, listlessness, languor, languidness, stagnation, laziness, idleness, indolence, sloth, weariness, lassitude, fatigue.
Antonyms: eagerness, enthusiasm, keenness, spiritedness, vigor, vim, vitality, vivacity.
Usage: During the winter, the bears fall into an intense torpor.

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