Daily Vocab For Various Competitive Exams: 19th 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. Exterminate: (verb)
Meaning: destroy completely.
Synonyms: abolish, annihilate, black out, blot out, cancel, clean (up), efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, extirpate, liquidate, obliterate, root (out), rub out, snuff (out), stamp (out), sweep (away), wipe out
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: Let’s hope that the fumigant exterminates the whole colony of cockroaches, for any survivors may be resistant to any poison.

2. Benign: (adjective)
Meaning: gentle and kind.
Synonyms: harmless, hurtless, innocent, innocuous, inoffensive, safe, white
Antonyms: adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, mischievous, nocuous, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial, wicked
Usage: Around campus he’s known as a real character, but one whose eccentricities are entirely benign.

3.Enumerate: (verb)
Meaning: mention (a number of things) one by one.
Synonyms: detail, itemize, list, numerate, recite, reel off, rehearse, tick (off)
Antonyms: generalize
Usage: She proceeded to enumerate the reasons why she would be the best candidate.

4.Innocuous : (adjective)
Meaning: not harmful or offensive.
Synonyms: benign, harmless, hurtless, innocent, inoffensive, safe, white
Antonyms: adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, mischievous, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial, wicked
Usage: Those innocuous lies we must tell every day if society is to remain civil.

5.Spook: (verb)
Meaning: frighten; unnerve.
Synonyms: alarm, fright, frighten, horrify, panic, scare, shock, startle, terrify, terrorize
Antonyms: reassure
Usage: The sudden noise spooked her out of her skin.

6.Fondle: (verb)
Meaning: stroke or caress lovingly or erotically.
Synonyms: caress, gentle, love, pat, pet, stroke
Usage: A cat who enjoys being fondled by his loving owners.

7. Surreal: (adjective)
Meaning: having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre.
Synonyms: hypnagogic
Antonyms: Real
Usage: The movie achieves a truly rare mix of the absurd, the surreal, and the heartfelt.

8. Meddle: (verb)
Meaning: interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
Synonyms: butt in, interfere, interlope, intermeddle, intrude, mess, muck (about or around), nose, obtrude, poke, pry, snoop
Antonyms: avoid, eschew, shun, disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook
Usage: Please stop meddling in your sister’s life, even though you mean well.

9. Treason: (noun)
Meaning: the action of betraying someone or something.
Synonyms: backstabbing, betrayal, business, disloyalty, double cross, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, infidelity, perfidy, sellout, treachery, two-timing, unfaithfulness
Antonyms: allegiance, devotion, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, loyalty, staunchness, steadfastness
Usage: Reading a friend’s diary without permission would have to be regarded as the ultimate act of personal treason.

10.Shambles: (noun)
Meaning: a state of total disorder.
Synonyms: chaos, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, dishevelment, disorder, disorderedness, disorderliness, disorganization, free-for-all, havoc, heck, hell, jumble, mare’s nest, mess, messiness, misorder, muddle, muss, tumble, welter
Antonyms: order, orderliness
Usage: The party left the whole house in a shambles.