Vocabulary for Defence Exams : 12 March 2019


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1. Shrine [shrahyn]
Noun: a building or other shelter, often of a stately or sumptuous character, enclosing the remains or relics of a saint or other holy person and forming an object of religious veneration and pilgrimage; any place or object hallowed by its history or associations.
Synonyms: altar, chapel, church, holy place, mausoleum, sanctuary, temple, grave, reliquary.
Example: The month-long trial, started in the first week of July, will assess the feasibility.

2. Feasible [fee-zuh-buh l]
Adjective: capable of being done, effected, or accomplished; probable; likely.
Synonyms: usefulness, expediency, feasibleness, utility, workability.
Example: Ordinances should be last resort: Pranab

3. Ordinance [awr-dn-uh ns]
Noun: an authoritative rule or law; a decree or command; a public injunction or regulation; something believed to have been ordained, as by a deity or destiny.
Synonyms: authorization, canon, code, command, decree, dictum, direction, edict, enactment, fiat, mandate.
Antonyms: disorganization, lawlessness, veto.
Example: Bidding farewell to Parliament at a function to mark the end of his tenure, President Pranab Mukherjee said here on Sunday that the institution was for “debate, discussion and dissent.”

4. Bid [bid]
Verb: to command; order; direct; to express (a greeting, farewell, benediction, or wish).
Synonyms: behest, call, charge, demand, dictate, direction, injunction, instruction, invitation.
Antonyms: answer, question, reply.

5. Dissent [dih-sent]
Verb: to differ in sentiment or opinion, especially from the majority; withhold assent; disagree (often followed by from); to disagree with the methods, goals, etc., of a political party or government; take an opposing view.
Noun: difference of sentiment or opinion; dissenting opinion.
Synonyms: discord, dissension, disunity, objection, opposition, protest, resistance, schism, strife, bone, clinker.
Antonyms: acceptance, agreement, approval, concurrence, harmony.
Example: Swinging it Anya Shrubsole is ecstatic after sending back Jhulan Goswami en route to a superb six-wicket haul that helped England defeat India by nine runs in an exciting World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday.

6. Swinging [swing-ing]
Adjective: characterized by or capable of swinging, being swung, or causing to swing; intended for swinging upon, by, from, or in.
Synonyms: fluctuating, swaying, waving.

7. Ecstatic [ek-stat-ik]
Adjective: of, relating to, or characterized by ecstasy or a state of sudden, intense, overpowering emotion: an ecstatic frenzy; subject to or in a state of ecstasy; full of joy; rapturous.
Noun: a person subject to fits of ecstasy.
Synonyms: crazy, delirious, elated, enthusiastic, euphoric, fervent, joyful, joyous, mad, overjoyed, rapturous.
Antonyms: apathetic, balanced, collected, depressed, down.

8. Haul [hawl]
Verb: to pull or draw with force; move by drawing; drag; to cart or transport; carry; to cause to descend; lower (often followed by down).
Synonyms: cargo, harvest, booty, burden, catch, find, freight, gain, lading.
Antonym: loss.
Example: It was tasked with ferrying arms, planning more attacks.

9. Ferry [fer-ee]
Noun: a commercial service with terminals and boats for transporting persons, automobiles, etc., across a river or other comparatively small body of water; a ferryboat; a service for flying airplanes over a particular route, especially the delivery of airplanes to an overseas purchaser or base of operations.
Verb: to carry or convey back and forth over a fixed route in a boat or plane; to fly (an airplane) over a particular route, especially for delivery.
Synonyms: barge, ferryboat, packet, packet boat, passage boat.
Example: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday termed the Opposition allegations about irregularities in party funds as malicious and fabricated.

10. Fabricate [fab-ri-keyt]
Verb: to make by art or skill and labor; construct; to make by assembling parts or sections; to devise or invent (a legend, lie, etc.); to fake; forge.
Synonyms: assemble, concoct, construct, contrive, dream up, formulate, invent, brainstorm, build, compose, create.
Antonyms: demolish, destroy, ruin, disarrange.

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