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 CPO and CGL are the latest opportunities. 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.
Meaning – not harmful or offensive
Synonyms- harmless, safe, non-dangerous, non-poisonous, non-toxic
Antonyms- harmful, obnoxious
Example -Although Sarah meant her joke to be innocuous, the people around her took it to heart.
2)Nefarious (adjective)(कुटिल) : ney-fer-e-us
Meaning – very evil and wicked
Synonyms- abominable, atrocious, base, criminal, depraved
Antonyms- honest, honorable, praiseworthy, upright, virtuous
Example – One man employed his nefarious scheme to hack into people’s computers and steal bank account information.
3) Despicable (adjective) (नीच, घृणित, घिनौना) : des-pik-bal
Meaning – worthy of intense dislike
Synonyms- contemptible, loathsome, hateful, detestable, reprehensible
Antonyms- admirable, noble
Example – After Rachel exhibited despicable behaviour at her sister’s wedding, she was banned from future events.
4) Fracas (noun) (कोलाहल) : fra-cas
Meaning – a noisy disagreement or commotions
Synonyms- disturbance, quarrel, scuffle, brawl, affray, tussle
Antonyms- agreement, calm, harmony
Example – The husband and wife were fined by the judge for starting a fracas in court.
5) Premeditated (adjective) (पूर्वचिन्तित, सोचा-समझा) : pre-medi-ta-ted
Meaning – think out or plan (an action, especially a crime) beforehand.
Synonyms- preplanned, intentional, intended, deliberate
Antonyms- accidental, unintentional, spontaneous
Example – The killer admitted his premeditatedplan to kill the president had taken over a year to develop.
6) Murky (adjective) (संदिग्ध) : mur-ki
Meaning – obscure or morally questionable/ dark and gloomy, especially due to thick mist.
Synonyms- questionable, suspicious, suspect, dubious, dark, mysterious, secret
Antonyms- clear, pure, sinless, innocent
Example – People avoid talking about depression because it is such a murky subject.
7) Infamy (noun) (बदनामी) : in-fami
Meaning –the state of being well known for some bad quality or deed.
Synonyms- notoriety, disrepute, disreputableness, ill repute, ill fame
Antonyms- honour, anonymity, virtue
Example – While one sister is recognized as being nice and polite, the other sister lives in infamy for her selfish and cruel ways.
8) Accomplice (noun) (सहभागी) : des-pik-able
Meaning – a person who helps another commit a crime
Synonyms- abetter, accessory, a partner in crime, associate, confederate, collaborator
Example – Because the accomplice was willing to testify against his criminal cohorts, he received immunity from prosecution.
(9) Spur of the moment (phrase) (तत्काल) :
Meaning – on impulse; without planning in advance.
Synonyms- impulsively, impetuously, without planning, unpremeditatedly, impromptu, spontaneously
Antonyms- prepared, rehearsed
Example – You should not generally do things on the spur of the moment.
10) Slap on the wrist (phrase) (हल्का दण्ड, चेतावनी) :
Meaning – a mild reprimand or punishment.
Synonyms- reprimand, rebuke, reproof, scolding, admonition
Antonyms- severe punishment
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