Daily Word-list from Newspapers (17-01-16)

Daily Word-list from Newspapers (17-01-16)

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. 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.

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