Daily Vocab For Various Competitive Exams: 17th July 2018

Dear Aspirants,
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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. Culminate: (verb)  : समापन
Meaning: to bring to a triumphant conclusion
Synonyms: cap (off), climax, crown
Antonyms: complete, conclude, finish, round (off or out), terminate, wrap up
Usage: The holiday parade will culminate with the arrival of Santa Claus on his sleigh.

2. Axiom : (noun) : स्वयंसिद्ध
Meaning: a statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true.
Synonyms: adage, dictum, maxim, aphorism, precept, proverb, theorem
Antonyms: absurdity, ambiguity, foolishness, nonsense, paradox
Usage: According to the axiom, all men have equal worth.

3.Scoff: (verb) : मजाक उड़ाना
Meaning: make fun of, despise
Synonyms: belittle, deride, jeer, mock, reject, ridicule, scorn, sneer, contemn
Antonyms: approve, compliment, flatter, praise, admire, commend, believe
Usage: The rude little rich girl thought it was fun to scoff at the poor children at her school.

4. Scuffle: (noun) : हाथापाई
Meaning: a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups
Synonyms: battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, dustup, fight, fracas, fray, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, skirmish, struggle, tussle
Antonyms: truce
Usage: It is expected for the friends to get into a light scuffle over their chores, but no one got hurt

5. Disdain: (noun) : तिरस्कार
Meaning: open dislike for someone or something considered unworthy of one’s concern or respect
Synonyms: contempt, contemptuousness, despisement, despite, despitefulness, scorn
Antonyms: admiration, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, respect
Usage: The mother was in complete disdain after finding out her son failed the sixth grade again.

6. Obliterate: (verb) : मिटाना
Meaning: to destroy all traces of
Synonyms: abolish, annihilate, black out, blot out, cancel, clean (up), efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, liquidate, root (out), rub out, snuff (out), stamp (out), sweep (away)
Antonyms: conserve, preserve, protect, save, build, construct, create, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, make, manufacture, shape, fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renew, renovate, repair, restore, revamp
Usage: Several were completely obliterated and turned into parks.

7. Prescient: (adjective) : पूर्वज्ञान रखनेवाला
Meaning: having or showing awareness of and preparation for the future
Synonyms: farseeing, farsighted, forehanded, foreseeing, foresighted, forward, forward-looking, proactive, provident, visionary
Antonyms: half-baked, half-cocked, improvident, myopic, shortsighted
Usage: Prescient environmentalists and politicians who long ago made sure that these beautiful areas would forever be spared from development

8. Besmirch: (verb) : गंदा करना
Meaning: to make dirty
Synonyms: befoul, begrime, bemire, blacken, daub, dirty, foul, grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully
Antonyms: clean, cleanse
Usage: After being kicked out of the country club, Marcus did everything within his power to besmirch the name of the establishment.

9. Smattering: (noun) : कम संख्या में
Meaning: a small number
Synonyms: couple, few, handful, scatter, scattering, smatter, sprinkle, sprinkling
Antonyms: army, crowd, flock, horde, host, legion, loads, many, mountain, multitude, oodles, scads
Usage:  He spoke a smattering of words she didn’t understand.

10. Lunacy: (noun) : पागलपन
Meaning: a foolish act or idea
Synonyms: absurdity, asininity, fatuity, folly, foolery, foppery, idiocy, imbecility, inanity, insanity, stupidity
Antonyms: discretion, forethought, prudence, sagacity, wisdom, brainstorm, inspiration
Usage: It only shows lunacy to drive in this storm.