Daily Vocab for Various Competitive Exams

Dear Aspirants,

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. Grouse: (verb) बड़बड़ाना
Meaning: to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
Synonyms: beef, bellyache, bleat, carp, caterwaul, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grouch, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh,murmur, mutter, nag, scream, squawk, squeal
Antonyms: crow, delight, rejoice
Usage: Fans have groused that the higher prices are unfair.

2. Devolve: (verb) गिरना
Meaning: to become worse or of less value
Synonyms: atrophy, crumble, decay, decline, degenerate, descend, deteriorate, ebb, regress, retrograde, rot, sink, worsen
Antonyms: ameliorate, improve, meliorate
Usage: A conversation that devolved into an argument.

3. Stall: (verb) रोकना
Meaning: to bring (something) to a standstill
Synonyms: arrest, bring up, catch, check, draw up, fetch up, halt, hold up, pull up, stay, still, stop
Antonyms: start (up)
Usage: If initiatives on the political front have been so stalled, efforts to revive the economy do not offer much promise either.

4. Sinister: (adjective) भयावह
Meaning: being or showing a sign of evil or calamity to come
Synonyms: baleful, dire, direful, foreboding, ill, ill-boding, inauspicious, menacing, minatory, ominous, portentous, threatening
Antonyms: unthreatening
Usage: The movie relies too much on sinister background music to create the suspense that the plot sorely lacks.

5. Concede: (verb) स्वीकार करना
Meaning: to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly
Synonyms: acknowledge, admit, agree, allow, confess,grant
Antonyms: deny
Usage: She grudgingly conceded his point.

6. Oaf: (noun) भद्दा
Meaning: a big clumsy often slow-witted person
Synonyms: clod, clodhopper, gawk, hulk, lout, lubber, lug, lump, Neanderthal
Antonyms: brain, genius
Usage: With the oaf’s foolish answer in class, everyone rolled their eyes and ignored any future answers he would say

7. Outlive: (verb) जीवित रहना
Meaning: to last longer than
Synonyms: outlast, outwear
Usage: Tortoises will outlive most people, as they live to be over 100 years old.

8. Frantically: (adverb) पागलपन
Meaning: in a confused and reckless manner
Synonyms: amok,berserk, berserkly, frenetically, frenziedly, hectically, madly, pell-mell, wild, wildly
Antonyms: calmly, collectedly, composedly,imperturbably, peacefully, placidly, self-composedly, self-possessedly, serenely, unconcernedly
Usage: The veterinarian ran frantically from room to room looking for the escaped hamster.

9. Melee: (noun) हाथापाई
Meaning: a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people
Synonyms: brawl, donnybrook, fracas, fray, free-for-all, rough-and-tumble, row, ruckus
Usage: A verbal disagreement at the football game soon turned into a general melee involving scores of spectators.

10. Toil: (noun) कठिन परिश्रम
Meaning: very hard or unpleasant work
Synonyms: drudgery, grind, labor, slavery, sweat, travail
Antonyms: fun, play
Usage: After years of toil in a sweatshop, Kim was finally able to start her own business.

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