Daily Word-list from Newspapers (04-02-16)

Daily Word-list from Newspapers (04-02-16)

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. Defer – verb – to postpone until later – टालना

Synonyms – postpone, delay

Antonyms – hurry, forge

E.g. – In order to save money for college, John will defer his studies while he works fulltime for a year.

2. Miasma – noun – An unwholesome atmosphere – दूषित वायु

Synonyms – stench, reek

E.g. – The miasma of terrorism can be beaten if all work together globally.

3. Incumbent – Adjective – Currently holding an office – पदधारी

Synonyms – compulsory, necessary

Antonyms –noncurrent, unnecessary

E.g. – The incumbent president of the company is resigning from office so a younger person can take control of the business.

4. Portend – verb – to indicate or give sign of a future occurrence – पूर्वाभास या पूर्वसूचना देना

Synonyms – foretell, indicate

Antonyms – Promising, Oblivious

E.g. – In most cases, a lack of effort does portend failure.

5. Eponymous – noun – a title or name that is derived from another name – व्यक्ति जिसके नाम से किसी रचना का नाम रखा हो

Synonyms – eponymic, onymous

E.g. – Comets are known to bear the eponymous names of their discoverers.

6. Emaciated – adjective – abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food – कमज़ोर

Synonyms – thin, skeletal

Antonyms – chubby, overweight

E.g. – During the winter, many deer become emaciated and die because of a food shortage.

7. Rebellion – noun – an attempt to replace one form of government with another or an organized act of defiance against authority – विद्रोह

Synonyms – revolt, insurrection

Antonyms – obedience, alliance

E.g. – When the rebellion against the dictator failed, the rebels were beheaded.

8. Interment – adjective – putting a dead body to rest – दफ़न

Synonyms – burial, inhumation

E.g. – The soldier who deserted his comrades in battle was not given interment in a military cemetery.

9. Wrought – adjective – prepared in some manner, usually by hammering – बनाया हुआ

Synonyms – shaped, molded

Antonyms –unformed

E.g. – The wrought metal will soon be used to construct the new bridge.

10. Scorn – adjective – disrespect or disapproval for someone or something – तिरस्कार करना

Synonyms – disdain, ridicule

Antonyms – admire, approve

E.g. – The wealthy often receive the scorn of those who feel they lack opportunity.

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