Daily Vocabulary For SSC Exams 2018: 14 January

Vocabulary is an important part of English that helps you deal with all kinds of questions in objective as well as descriptive papers of various exams. Speaking of Govt Exams, SSC Stenographer, SSC GD Constable 2018 Exam, are the latest opportunities following SSC CPO & SSC CGL 2018 Exams. You can learn new words daily from our Daily Word List. Learn the words and make your own sentences based on the given word list. Here are a few challenging words from an article published in a reputed newspaper. Follow SSCADDA to take over daily challenging words.

1.ENERVATE (verb)  कमज़ोर करना
Meaning: cause someone to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken.
Synonyms: debilitate, devitalize, enfeeble, prostrate.
Antonyms: fortify, strengthen, energize, vitalize.
Usage: It was the evil stepmother’s intention to enervate her stepdaughter by denying her food and water.

2. TELLTALE (adjective)  साफ दिखाई देने वाले
Meaning: revealing, indicating, or betraying something.
Synonyms: denotative, indicative, reflective, signifying.
Antonyms: cheeseparing, uninformative, unaired, secretive.
Usage: Her nasty tone was a telltale sign of her irritation, even though she didn’t say anything particularly mean.

3. SKIRMISH (noun) झड़प
Meaning: a brief clash between enemies or rivals.
Synonyms: conflict, quarrel, fray, hassle.
Antonyms: concord, agreement, harmony, truce.
Usage: Right before the game’s results were announced, the fans got into a skirmish over whose team was the greatest.

4. VANTAGE (noun)  सहूलियत
Meaning: a position giving a strategic advantage, commanding perspective, or comprehensive view.
Synonyms: advantage, edge, high ground, upper hand.
Antonyms: disadvantage, drawback, liability, penalty.
Usage: The observatory deck is a great vantage point for viewing Manhattan.

5. DILATORY (adjective)  धीमा
Meaning: slow to act
Synonyms: sluggish, slothful, lax, slack.
Antonyms: fast, prompt, brisk, quick.
Usage: They were dilatory in providing the researchers with information.

6. RECALCITRANT (adjective)   आज्ञा न माननेवाला
Meaning: having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline.
Synonyms: indocile, insubordinate, defiant, wayward.
Antonyms: compliant, conformable, docile, tractable.
Usage: The manager worried that the recalcitrant employee would try to undermine his authority.

7. WARY (adjective)  सावधान
Meaning: feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.
Synonyms: attentive, heedful, vigilant, observant.
Antonyms: careless, heedless, incautious, unguarded.
Usage: Dogs which have been mistreated often remain very wary of strangers.

8. CULL (verb)  चुनना
Meaning: select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
Synonyms: elect, choose, select, handpick.
Antonyms: discard, reject, decline, spurn.
Usage: When we cull the contestants for the show, we choose individuals with outgoing personalities.

9. ARRANT (adjective)  अत्यन्त
Meaning: used to say how bad something is.
Synonyms: utter, absolute, complete, thorough.
Antonyms: dubious, questionable, restricted, uncertain.
Usage: Because of her arrant devotion to her family, she volunteered to go to the labor camp with them.

10. COUP (noun)  तख्तापलट
Meaning: an instance of successfully achieving something difficult.
Synonyms: accomplishment, achievement, attainment, triumph.
Antonyms: debacle, failure, downfall, fiasco.
Usage: Since our team is usually eliminated early in the competition, we considered it a major coup when we won the championship.

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