Vocabulary for Defence Exams : 13 March 2019


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1. Enthrall [en-thrawl]
Verb: to captivate or charm; to put or hold in slavery; subjugate.
Synonyms: beguile, bewitch, enchant, enrapture, fascinate, hypnotize, intrigue, mesmerize, preoccupy.
Antonyms: bore, disenchant, disgust, incite, repel, turn off.

2. Enactment [en-akt-muh nt]
Noun: the act of enacting; the state or fact of being enacted; something that is enacted; a law or statute; a single provision of a law.
Synonyms: achievement, acting, depiction, execution, impersonation, performance, personation, personification, playing, portrayal.
Antonyms: failure, neglect, block, disallowance, hindrance.
Example: Or, as some others have described it, the GST is a product of a pooled sovereignty, where the States have voluntarily waived some of the critical fiscal powers that they hitherto enjoyed under the Constitution.

3. Pool [pool]
Noun: the total amount staked by a combination of bettors, as on a race, to be awarded to the successful bettor or bettors; the combination of such bettors; an association of competitors who agree to control the production, market, and price of a commodity for mutual benefit, although they appear to be rivals; Finance. a combination of persons or organizations for the purpose of manipulating the prices of securities; the combined interests or funds.
Verb: to put (resources, money, etc.) into a pool, or common stock or fund, as for a financial venture, according to agreement; to form a pool of; to make a common interest of.
Synonyms: basin, bath, lagoon, lake, pond, puddle, swimming pool, tank, mere.
Antonyms: lack, want.

4. Sovereignty [sov-rin-tee, suhv-]
Noun: the quality or state of being sovereign, or of having supreme power or authority; the status, dominion, power, or authority of a sovereign;royal rank or position; royalty; supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community; rightful status, independence, or prerogative.
Synonyms: dominance, jurisdiction, supremacy, ascendancy, ascendant, dominion, preeminence, prepotency, primacy.
Antonym: submission.

5. Waive [weyv]
Verb: to refrain from claiming or insisting on; give up; forgo; to waive honors; Law. to relinquish (a known right, interest, etc.) intentionally; to put aside for the time; defer; postpone; dispense with:
to waive formalities; to put aside or dismiss from consideration or discussion.
Synonyms: abandon, allow, defer, forgo, grant, hand over, postpone, put off, reject, relinquish, remove, renounce.
Antonyms: approve, carry out, continue, deny, do.

6. Hitherto [hith -er-too]
Adverb: up to this time; until now; to here.
Synonyms: attendant, attending, hither, present, available, hereabouts, in this direction, on board, on deck, on hand.
Antonym: there.
Example: The rhetoric here can sound forceful.

7. Rhetoric [ret-er-ik]
Noun: (in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast; the art or science of all specialized literary uses of language in prose or verse, including the figures of speech; the study of the effective use of language; the ability to use language effectively; the art of prose in general as opposed to verse.
Synonyms: hyperbole, oratory, address, balderdash, bombast, composition, discourse, elocution, eloquence.
Antonyms: quiet, conciseness.
Example: The resultant withering of the States’ fiscal independence strikes at the core of the Constitution’s basic structure which the Supreme Court has held is inviolable.

8. Wither [with -er]
Verb: to shrivel; fade; decay; to lose the freshness of youth, as from age (often followed by away); to make flaccid, shrunken, or dry, as from loss of moisture; cause to lose freshness, bloom, vigor, etc; to affect harmfully; to abash, as by a scathing glance.
Synonyms: decaying, drooping, fading, shrinking, wilting.

9. Strike [strahyk] Verb: to deal a blow or stroke to (a person or thing), as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; hit; to inflict, deliver, or deal (a blow, stroke, attack, etc.); to drive so as to cause impact.
Synonyms: beat, collide, crash, drive, force, knock, pummel, punch, smack, touch, bang.
Antonyms: surrender, lose, miss, not touch, pass up, tap.

10. Inviolable [in-vahy-uh-luh-buh l]
Adjective: prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration; incapable of being violated; incorruptible; unassailable.
Synonyms: sacrosanct, holy, sacred.

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