Daily Word-list from Newspapers (17-02-16)

Daily Word-list from Newspapers (17-02-16)

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. Cachinnation – adjective – loud laughterअट्टहास

Synonyms – convulsive, giggle

E.g. – Debra has a sense of humor that is so hilarious that it always leaves people doubled over in cachinnation.

2. Smolder – verb – to have strong restrained feelingsसुलगना

Synonyms – smoke, fume

Antonyms – freeze, frost

E.g. – After we extinguished the bonfire, it continued to smolder for a long time.

3. Sneer – verb – to speak or smile in an unkind wayउपहास करना

Synonyms –ridicule, jeer

Antonyms – praise, grin

E.g. – There is no way you will get the job if you sit at the interview with a sneer on your face.

4. Eschew – verb – to avoid something which you do not think is right or properदूर रहना

Synonyms – avoid, shun

Antonyms – embrace, accept

E.g. – I eschew smoking because I know it is dangerous to my health.

5. Foible – noun – a minor flaw or shortcoming in character or behaviorछोटी चारित्रिकदुर्बलतायें

Synonyms – fault, defect

Antonyms –advantage, strong point

E.g. In the book, the hero’s greed was the foible that caused his downfall.

6. Fictitious – adjective – not real; made upकाल्पनिक

Synonyms – imaginary, false

Antonyms – true, actual

E.g. – We were duped by the new employee’s supposed credentials, which we later learned were entirely fictitious.

 7. Unkempt – adjective – not clean or tidyगन्दा

Synonyms – messy, sloppy

Antonyms – neat, tidy

E.g. – Excessive littering has turned this once clean soccer park into an unkempt field.

8. Supine –  adjective – lying face upwardउत्तान

Synonyms – listless, flat

Antonyms – active, erect

E.g. – I was surprised when the psychiatrist did not ask me to lie supine on his couch.

9. Potent – adjective – very strong in a chemical or medicinal wayशक्तिशाली

Synonyms – powerful, strong

Antonyms – weak, helpless

E.g. – The potent poison killed him within seconds.

10. Importune – verb – to request (someone) pressingly and persistently for or to do something हठ करना

Synonyms –beg, press

Antonyms – command, dissuade

E.g. – Most politicians importune voters for money as well as support.

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