Daily Word-list from NewspapersDEVENDRA 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. Connivance – noun – agreement on a secret plot
Synonyms – collusion
Antonyms – quarrel, impermeability
E.g. – Due to the connivance of corrupt police officers, drug dealers have been able to sell drugs inside local schools.
2. Nettle – verb – to cause someone to become annoyed or angry
Synonyms – annoy, irritate
Antonyms – appease, mollify
E.g. – My employee’s habit of coming in to work late is starting to nettle me.
3. Idiosyncrasy – noun – behavior or way of thought specific to an individual.
Synonyms – mannerism, trait
Antonyms – normality, usualness
E.g. – An idiosyncrasy is what makes you unique from everyone else.
4. Attrition – noun – a decrease in the number of staff or personnel as a result of replacements not been hired when employees leave
Synonyms – reduction, wasting away
Antonyms – development, reinforcement
E.g. – As a result of teacher attrition, a lot of classrooms are overcrowded.
5. coerce – verb – to make someone do something by using force or threats
Synonyms – force, compel
Antonyms – admit, accommodate
E.g. – It is against the law for someone to coerce you into giving away your belongings.
6. Credence – noun – mental acceptances as true or real
Synonyms – belief, faith
Antonyms – distrust, disbelief
E.g. – Because the experiment had been performed over a hundred times, a great deal ofcredence was given to the results.
7. Hapless – adjective – unfortunate
Synonyms – unfortunate, unlucky
Antonyms – fortunate, lucky
E.g. – The hapless slaves were abused and forced to work without pay.
8. Dolorous – adjective – experiencing or displaying sadness or pain
Synonyms – sad, mournful
Antonyms – happy, delighted
E.g. – At the funeral, the dolorous widow could not stop crying.
9. Lampoon – noun – a written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution
Synonyms – parody, caricature
Antonyms – praise, applaud
E.g. – Some writers seem to lampoon successful people out of envy.
10. Inalienable – adjective – not retrievable or transferable
Synonyms – unalienable, inviolable
Antonyms – negotiable, assignable
E.g. – At one time, South African minorities were not given the same inalienable privileges as their white counterparts.