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 SSC CPO Exam is latest opportunities followed by SSC CGL 2018 and SSC CHSL 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. SUPINE (adjective): लापरवाह
Meaning: failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence.
Synonyms: spineless, pliant, submissive, inactive.
Antonyms: proactive, fecund, vivacious, tenacious.
Usage: My brother-in-law is a lazy fellow who will sleep with his head up in a supine position all day long.
2. ENNUI (noun) विरक्ति
Meaning: a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.
Synonym: boredom, tedium, listlessness.
Antonym: animation, contentment.
Usage: Listening to your dull story about becoming a librarian is leaving me in a state of ennui.
3. WILY (adjective) चतुर
Meaning: skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.
Synonym: shrewd, clever, astute, canny.
Antonym: naive, guileless
Usage: Unfortunately the young chess player was no match for the wily man who had been playing the game for over thirty-five years.
4. BEWAIL (verb) विलाप करना
Meaning: express great regret, sadness, or disappointment about (something).
Synonyms: bemoan, deplore, lament, mourn.
Antonyms: cheer, laugh, smile, rejoice.
Usage: He invariably spends more time bewailing his predicament than trying to fix it.
5. BREVIARY (noun) आह्निका
Meaning: a short statement of the main points.
Synonyms: summary, conspectus, encapsulation, outline.
Antonyms: enlargement, expansion, supplement, amplification.
Usage: The Second Vatican Council revised the Breviary and changed its name to Liturgy of the Hours.
6. SMATTERING (noun): कम संख्या में
Meaning: a small number
Synonyms: couple, few, handful, sprinkle.
Antonyms: horde, legion, loads, multitude.
Usage: He spoke a smattering of words she didn’t understand.
7. DURESS (noun): अवरोध
Meaning: threats, violence, constraints, or other action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will or better judgement.
Synonyms: coercion, compulsion, pressurization, enforcement.
Antonyms: agreement, approval, consent, persuasion.
Usage: I think Harry was under duress when she signed the agreement; he never would have voluntarily accepted those conditions.
8. SMUG (adjective): आत्मसंतुष्ट
Meaning: having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements.
Synonyms: bighead, conceitedness, ego, vainglory.
Antonyms: diffidence, bashfulness, demureness, shyness.
Usage: Because Rohit had a smug attitude during his meeting with the principal, he projected the image he was proud of his misdeeds.
9. SORDID (adjective) मैला
Meaning: dirty or squalid.
Synonym: filthy, muddy, grubby, shabby.
Antonym: immaculate, spotless, stainless, unsullied.
Usage: He managed to rise above the sordid streets upon which he grew up.
10. PAGAN (noun) बुतपरस्त
Meaning: an individual who doesn’t follow one of the world’s main religions.
Synonyms: heathen, agnostic, heretic, apostate.
Antonyms: religious, devout, monotheistic, believer.
Usage: Because Todd is a pagan, he refuses to practice any of the major religions.