Vocabulary for Defence Exams Day 12


Vocabulary plays an important role in building confidence over English section for Defence exams as Vocabulary is the key player. The Hindu Vocabulary, the most useful Vocabulary words from The Hindu Editorial section. English section in every Defence exam has a few questions based on Vocabulary. Here we provide daily 10 words to build your Vocab Power and help you gain good marks in this section. We are providing a few vocabulary words for Vocabulary for Defence Exams. 
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1. Heyday (noun): The most successful or popular period of someone or something. (स्वर्णकाल, उमंग का समय)
Synonyms: Halcyon Days, Salad Days, Prime, Peak, Zenith
Antonyms: Downfall, Nadir, Bottom, Wilting
Example: The paper has lost millions of readers since its heyday in 1964

2. Harangue (noun): A lengthy and aggressive speech. (उग्र भाषण देना)
Synonyms: Tirade, Diatribe, Homily, Polemic, Rant
Antonyms: Panegyric, Eulogy, Paean, Encomium
Example: Because I spent the rent money on clothes, I will have to endure a harangue from my husband.

3. Staggering (adj): Quite surprising, shocking, or large. (चौंका देने वाला, आश्चर्यजनक)
Synonyms: Astonishing, Bewildering, Nonplussing, Startling
Antonyms: Unremarkable, Unimpressive, Unexceptional, Mundane
Example: Nursing care costs a staggering $15,000 per week!

4. Ostentatious (adj): Characterized by pretentious or showy display. (दिखावटी)
Synonyms: Pretentious, Grandiose, Flamboyant, Pompous
Antonyms: Modest, Unpretentious, Humble, Reserved
Example: My wealthy aunt who enjoys flaunting her wealth always wears an ostentatious diamond necklace.

5. Indictment (noun): A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime. (अपराध या कलंक लगाना)
Synonyms: Conviction, Imputation, Arraignment, Allegation
Antonyms: Acquittal, Exoneration, Ablution
Example: He’s currently under indictment for embezzlement.

6. Detest (verb): Dislike intensely. (घृणा करना)
Synonyms: Abhor, Loathe, Despise, Abominate, Execrate,
Antonyms: Love, Cherish, Admire, Relish
Example: I detest pepperoni, and wouldnʼt eat it even if you paid me!
Related: Detested, Detested

7. Conspicuous (adj): Very noticeable or attracting attention. (विशिष्ट, ध्यानाकर्षी)
Synonyms: Prominent, Discernible, Noticeable, Obtrusive
Antonyms: Invisible, Obscure, Concealed, Hidden
Example: The seven-foot-tall basketball player is conspicuous in any crowd

8. Opulent (adj): Extravagant and rich: (धनी, दौलतमन्द)
Synonyms: Sumptuous, Palatial, Affluent, Lavish
Antonyms: Destitute, Impoverished, Indigent, Penurious
Example: He lives in an opulent mansion filled with priceless art and antiques.

9. Entrench (verb): Establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely. (स्थापित करना)
Synonyms: Establish, Ensconce, Embed, Ingrain
Antonyms: Remove, Displace, Dislodge, Uproot
Example: A father who entrenched in our minds the belief that hard work pays off.
Related: Entrenched, Entrenched

10. Capitulate (verb): To accept defeat, or to give up or give in: (आत्मसमर्पण करना, हथियार डाल देना)
Synonyms: Surrender, Yield, Succumb, Cede
Antonyms: Conquer, Withstand, Endure, Thwart
Example: Greatly outnumbered, the soldiers had no alternative but to capitulate to their enemies.
Related: Capitulated, Capitulated

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