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 CGL 2018 and SSC CHSL 2018 Exams 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. Follow SSCADDA to take over daily challenging words.
Meaning: a group of people who live outside the area in which they had lived for a long time or in which their ancestors lived.
Synonyms: emigration, evacuation, decampment, departure.
Antonyms: arrival, entrance, ingress, advent.
Usage: Enforced ethnic cleansing and poor economic prospects at home caused a diaspora which tested national flexibility.
Meaning: recognize or find out.
Synonyms: perceive, learn, verify, deduce.
Antonyms: disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook.
Usage: From the annals of Indian history, it can be discerned that the role of women in the society is no less than men.
Meaning: of an impressive size, extent, or amount.
Synonyms: colossal, immense, mammoth, monumental.
Antonyms: negligible, little, infinitesimal, minute.
Usage: But this year, when precisely the same measure came up for a required second vote, it was defeated by a thumping margin of 157 to 39.
Meaning: a person’s authoritative approval.
Synonyms: agreement, consent, assent, permission.
Antonyms: disapprobation, disapproval, opprobrium, reprobation.
Usage: The court case could not proceed without an imprimatur from the judge.
Meaning: a particular aspect or feature of something.
Synonyms: feature, factor, dimension, characteristic.
Antonyms: drivel, rear, fence, generality.
Usage: All the facets of the business environment were deliberated, to shed new light on the working of corporates.
Meaning: a feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something.
Synonyms: qualm, doubt, reservation, scruple.
Antonyms: assurance, belief, credence, certitude.
Usage: Despite my misgivings, I picked up a box of these today when I filled the new prescription.
Meaning: something that blocks the ability to do other things.
Synonyms: deadlock, lag, quagmire, stagnation.
Antonyms: expedition, assistance, aid, advance.
Usage: We have a lot of hope that we can use this bill to break the logjam and move forward on Social Security.
Meaning: stubborn or unmanageable.
Synonyms: recalcitrant, obstreperous, insubordinate, intractable.
Antonyms: obedient, manageable, amenable, compliant.
Usage: Most teenagers go through a refractory phase where they don’t want to listen to authority figures.
Meaning: the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.
Synonyms: agreement, peace, amity, concord.
Antonyms: disruptive, antagonism, antipathy, hostility.
Usage: The policy of detente was scrapped and the objective was increasingly to roll back the Soviet Union.
Meaning: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
Synonyms: disputable, debatable, moot, vexed.
Antonyms: agreeable, nonbelligerent, pacific, peaceful.
Usage: This last piece of evidence is particularly contentious and likely to feature prominently in the appeal.