Vocabulary for Defence Exams Day 13

Vocabulary for Defence Exams

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1. Repertoire (noun): A set of skills or types of behavior that a person uses regularly. (नाटकों आदि का भंडार जो प्रदर्शन के लिऐ तैयार हो, प्रदर्शनों की सूची)
Synonyms: Stockpile, Reserve, Collection, Repository, Store
Example: The elderly singer’s concert repertoire consisted mainly of old blues and jazz tunes.

2. Folly (noun): The fact of being stupid, or a stupid action, idea, etc. (मूर्खता, मूढ़ता)
Synonyms: Imbecility, Lunacy, Fatuity, Daftness
Antonyms: Prudence, Sagacity, Wisdom, Sapient
Example: It would be folly to attempt a trip in this snowstorm.

3. Milieu (noun): A person’s social environment. (परिवेश, वातावरण)
Synonyms: Surrounding, Environment, Ambience, Domain, Habitat
Example: Because my father grew up in a military milieu, he knew he wanted to join the armed forces when he graduated from high school.

4. Machination (noun): Complicated and secret plans, esp. in obtaining or using power. (चालबाज़ी, साज़िश, षड्यंत्र)
Synonyms: Intrigue, Conspiracy, Stratagem, Artifice, Connivance
Antonyms: Honesty, Frankness, Candid, Fairness
Example: She complained about the machinations political candidates employed to win.

5. Travails (noun): Very hard or unpleasant work. (कष्ट, कठोर परिश्रम)
Synonyms: Tribulation, Drudgery, Toil, Labour, Hardship
Antonyms: Leisure, Repose, Recreation
Example: The book describes the travails of a rural California family

6. Neophyte (noun): A person who is new to a subject or activity. (नवछात्र, नवसिखुआ)
Synonyms: Apprentice, Proselyte, Novice, Fledgling
Antonyms: Expert, Master, Professional, Veteran
Example: Jill is a neophyte in snowboarding.

7. Replete (Adj): Filled or well-supplied with something. (परिपूर्ण, भरपूर)
Synonyms: Fraught, Abundant, Satiated, Rife, Swarming
Antonyms: Deficient, Incomplete, Insufficient, Short
Example: A gym that is replete with the very latest in home exercise equipment.

8. Insidious (adj): (of something unpleasant or dangerous) gradually and secretly causing harm: (कपटी, घातक)
Synonyms: Stealthy, Subtle, Surreptitious, Machiavellian
Antonyms: Straightforward, Sincere, Ingenuous, Harmless
Example: High blood pressure is an insidious condition which has few symptoms.

9. Trample (verb): To step heavily on or crush someone or something. (रौंदना, पैरों तले कुचलना)
Synonyms: Crush, Smash, Stomp, Tromp, Trudge
Example: Somebody trampled all over my flowerbeds!
Related: Trampled, Trampled

10. Complacency (noun): A feeling of calm satisfaction with your own abilities or situation that prevents you from trying harder. (शालीनता, आत्मतुष्टि)
Synonyms: Satisfaction, Contentment, Conceit, Smugness
Antonyms: Dissatisfaction, Modesty, Humbleness
Example: The rationale for the intense scrutiny at airports is to prevent hijackers from taking over airplanes.

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