Daily Word-list from Newspapers (11-02-16)DEVENDRA VISHWAKARMA
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.