Daily Word-list from Newspapers (11-02-16)

Daily Word-list from Newspapers (11-02-16)

My dear friends,

In the present competitive scenario English plays a very important role in our day to day life. Thus it is essential to have a sound knowledge and understanding of English vocabulary. So here we are presenting you a list of 10 difficult words from today’s newspapers. This will help you to sail and score good marks in English Language section. We will provide Daily Word List on a regular basis.

Here is today’s list of words

1. Precarious – adjective – unstable, dangerous or difficult – संदिग्ध

Synonyms – dangerous, unsafe

Antonyms – safe, stable

E.g. – Gripping with a lack of shelter, homeless people live in precarious conditions.

2. Palatable – adjective – Acceptable to the taste or mind – रुचिकर

Synonyms – delectable, toothsome

Antonyms – distasteful, disagreeable

E.g. – We found the warm sunny weather quite palatable for our picnic.

3. Motley – adjective – made up of strikingly different components – विभिन्न प्रकार का

Synonyms – assorted, miscellaneous

Antonyms – homogeneous, uniform

E.g. – The old computer lab contains a motley collection of ancient processors from a variety of personal computer manufacturers.

4. Gracious – adjective – courteous and kind – दयालु

Synonyms – courteous, kind

Antonyms – ungracious, brusque

E.g. – The gracious innkeeper greeted her guests with tea and cookies.

5. Morass – noun – a complicated or confusing situation – दलदल

Synonyms – marsh, swamp

Antonyms – desert

E.g. – Even the smartest lawyer will find it difficult to find a solution for this legal morass.

6. Milieu – noun – The environmental condition – वातावरण

Synonyms – medium, surrounding

E.g. – Do you need to smoke & pollute the milieu more than it already is!

7. Despondency – noun – a condition in which one has no hope – निराशा

Synonyms – dejection, depression

Antonyms – cheerfulness, delight

E.g. – My therapist is helping me deal with the despondency I feel when I recall my abusive childhood.

8. Aggrandize – noun – make great or greater in power, rank, honour, or wealth – वृद्धि करना (शक्ति संपत्ति या पद)

Synonyms – magnify, extend

Antonyms – degrade, abase

E.g. – My uncle claims that those that aggrandize their status in the eyes of others end up losing whatever it is that they have.

9. Reverie – adjective – a mental break from reality – दिवास्वप्न

Synonyms – daydream, fantasy

Antonyms – actuality, nightmare

E.g. – The lavender scent put me in a reverie that allowed me to fall into an untroubled sleep.

10. Ambulatory – adjective – capable of moving around physically – विचल

Synonyms – itinerant, mobile

Antonyms – stationary, steady

E.g. – The ambulatory medical bus is designed to go into low-income areas and provide basic medical services onsite.

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