Daily Word-list from Newspapers (17-01-16)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. Petulant – adjective – Easily irritated or annoyed
Synonyms – cranky, nettlesome
Antonyms – pleasant, affable
E.g. – I was sick and petulant, and finally quarrelled with my friend.
2. Abscond – verb – to leave quickly and hide to avoid punishment
Synonyms – leave, vanish
Antonyms – abide, remain
E.g. – The robbers’ plan was to abscond with all of the millionaire’s valuable paintings and jewels.
3. Bespoke – adjective – individually or custom made
Synonyms – custom build, terror made
Antonyms – mass produced, ready made
E.g. – Our Company produces its bespoke jeans from Japanese denim.
4. Chattel – noun – personal property that can be relocated
Synonyms – property, asset
E.g. –A slave was once considered to be an owner’s chattel.
5. Disparate – adjective – very different from each other
Synonyms – different, dissimilar
Antonyms – alike, equal
E.g. – Because there was so much disparate information on the topic, the research process took longer than expected.
6. Falter – verb – to hesitate, stumble
Synonyms – fluctuate, tremble
Antonyms –stabilize, advance
E.g. – Because that horse has a tendency to falter at the gate, the odds that he will win the race are pretty low.
7. Leverage – noun – something that can be used to sway a negotiation
Synonyms – influence, clout
Antonyms – inferiority, charter
E.g. – Because of the gasoline shortage, the fuel suppliers have a great deal of leverage in the pricing war.
8. Maneuver – verb – to steer something with a purpose
Synonyms – trick, plot
Antonyms – neglect, clumsy
E.g. – It took three farmhands to maneuver the distraught cow back into the pen.
9. Obligation – noun – something you must do because of a law, a promise, rule, etc.
Synonyms – duty, liability
Antonyms – option, choice
E.g. – Even though attendees were invited to the candle party, they were under no obligationto purchase anything.
10. Invaluable – adjective – having incalculable worth
Synonyms – precious, priceless
Antonyms – worthless, valueless
E.g. – An education is an invaluable asset for anyone who wants to be competitive in the job market.