The Hindu Vocabulary – 10-01-2018 : Important For Competitive Exams : SSC CGL, Bank PO/Clerk, IBPS PO-RRB, CSAT, CDS, NDA, AFCAT

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1.CADGE (VERB): to beg

Synonyms: scrounge, sponge    ————-> Antonyms: donate, give

Example Sentence:  She asked me to cadge help in the hour of need.


 

2. BEHEST (NOUN): order

Synonyms: instruction, command    ————-> Antonyms: reply, answer

Example Sentence: The behest of our boss has to be followed by all.


3. AUSTERITY (NOUN): severity

Synonyms: acerbity, gravity    ————-> Antonyms: calmness, mildness

Example Sentence:  The austerity of the parties is well renowned.


 

4. WREST (VERB): take violently

Synonyms: extract, wring    ————-> Antonyms: bestow, give

Example Sentence:  During election, every party tries to wrest initiative from opposite parties by hook or crook.


5. CONVOKE (VERB): to cause to assemble in a meeting

Synonyms: gather, muster  ————-> Antonyms: scatter, disperse

Example Sentence: The committee was assured that they intended to convoke the electors.


 

6. EXHORT (VERB): encourage to do something

Synonyms: admonish, persuade    ————-> Antonyms: dissuade, discourage

Example Sentence:  They always exhorted me to use that laptop.


7. GAINSAY (VERB): contravene

Synonyms: disagree, disprove    ————-> Antonyms:  accept, concur

Example Sentence:  It cannot be gainsaid that most people wish that they had more time and money.


 

8. ABRADE (VERB): scrape

Synonyms: itch, efface    ————-> Antonyms: imprint, implant

Example Sentence:  The rough rock had abraded her skin.


9. ACUMEN (NOUN): ability to understand

Synonyms: wisdom, ingenuity  ————-> Antonyms:  ineptness, obtuseness

Example Sentence:  Jeff’s business acumen, along with his computer skills, made him an asset to the software company.


10. SANGUINE (ADJECTIVE): hopeful

Synonyms: optimistic, buoyant  ————-> Antonyms: despairing, pessimistic

Example Sentence: Although unemployment is rising, economists still have a sanguine view of the next decade.

 

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