Daily Vocabulary: 8th July 2019

Vocabulary is the base of English writing and speaking that creates an authentic and expressive aura around the person that puts this into practice. This vocabulary is prepared for SSC aspirants from The Hindu Editorial keeping the focus on the upcoming SSC  exams. These words are influencing and will help you with all sorts of exams and interviews. “The pen is mightier than the sword” this statement justifies our intention. One can make their presence effective, change the course of a conversation or stand out in the crowd just by using the right set of words. “Isn’t it what you would want for the GD and Interview round?” From all the examination point of view, vocabulary is something that is going to help you with every step. We hope this article serves the purpose of strengthening your Basic English. Keep learning.


BENEVOLENT(adjective) भलाई करनेवाला
Meaning: kind, generous
Synonyms: caring, benign
Antonyms: cruel, hateful
Usage: Many cultures believe in benevolent spirits.


COUNTERACT(verb) रोक-थाम करना
Meaning: to work in opposition to
Synonyms: halt, negate
Antonyms: allow, aid
Usage: This ingredient seems to counteract the other ones.


OUST(verb) बाहर निकालना
Meaning: to remove
Synonyms: eject, evict
Antonyms: give, allow
Usage: Sick and tired of putting up with his bad moods, the pirates ousted their captain.


 REGNANT (adjective)  प्रबल होनेवाला
Meaning: reigning; ruling.
Synonyms: dominant, governing, rampant, influential.
Antonyms: powerless, ineffectual, inadequate, ineffective.
Usage: After all, a queen regnant sits on the throne and the monarchy must be feeling pressure from its seemingly more progressive neighbors.BENIGNANT (adjective)  कृपालु
Meaning: having or marked by sympathy and consideration for others.
Synonyms: benevolent, compassionate, humane, kindhearted.
Antonyms: atrocious, brutal, callous, fiendish.
Usage: The queen had a benignant reputation and was loved for her caring treatment of others.

STENTORIAN (adjective)  बुलंद
Meaning: (of a person’s voice) loud and powerful.
Synonyms: booming, clangorous, piercing, roaring.
Antonyms: soothing, muffled, muted, softened.
Usage: When my father speaks in a stentorian voice, I know I’m in trouble.

 Placate (Verb): सांत्वना देना
Meaning: make (someone) less angry or hostile.
Synonym: appease, assuage, conciliate, pacify
Antonym: aggravate, annoy, antagonize, bother, provoke
Usage: The police officer tried to placate the two scared drivers at the scene of the accident.


Contrite (Adjective): मनोव्यथित
Meaning: feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong.
Synonym: remorseful, repentant, penitent, regretful
Antonym: unrepentant, defiant
Usage: She must be humble and contrite.

Abdicate (Verb): त्यागना
Meaning: (of a monarch) renounce one’s throne.
Synonyms: resign, retire
Usage: Because the mother chose to abdicate her role as a parent, her children have become the terrors of the neighborhood.

 Copious (Adjective): प्रचुर
Meaning: abundant in supply or quantity.
Synonym: abundant, ample, extensive
Antonym: lacking, meager, rare
Usage: The storm produced a copious amount of rain.

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