Daily Word-list from Newspapers (14-03-16)

Daily Word-list from Newspapers (14-03-16)

My dear friends,

In the present competitive scenario English plays a very important role in our day to day life. Thus it is essential to have a sound knowledge and understanding of English vocabulary. So here we are presenting you a list of 10 difficult words from today’s newspapers. This will help you to sail and score good marks in English Language section. We will provide Daily Word List on a regular basis.

Here is today’s list of words

1. Blatant – adjective – completely obvious – खुल्लम खुल्ला

Synonyms –noticeable, downright

Antonyms – subtle, unclear

E.g. – The advertising is so blatant in this magazine that one can barely read the articles.

2. Obdurate – adjective – unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings – ज़िद्दी

Synonyms – rigid, relentless

Antonyms – susceptible, charitable

E.g. – Obdurate and quick to judge, the detective believed every suspect was guilty.

3. Tawdry – adjective – of little value – भड़कीला

Synonyms – flaring, shabby

Antonyms – stylish, tasteful

E.g. – Most people consider reality shows to be tawdry forms of entertainment.

4. Billowing – adjective – swelling out or bulging – तरंगित होना

Synonyms – bulging, gushing

Antonyms – calm, flattening

E.g. – When the wind blew very hard, it almost tore our billowing laundry off the clothesline in our backyard.

5. Ensconced – adjective – in a safe and/or comfortable place – सम्भाल कर रखा हुआ

Synonyms – nestled, positioned

Antonyms – divulged, disclosed

E.g. – The alcoholic had been ensconced at the bar all day.

6. Enfranchise – verb – to extend privileges or rights 

Synonyms – liberate, release

Antonyms – incarcerate, confine

E.g. – The civil rights laws were enacted to end discrimination and enfranchise equal rights to all citizens.

7. Propulsion – noun – a force or energy that causes progress or movement – प्रणोदन

Synonyms – thrust, push

Antonyms – impediment

E.g. – The writer used time travel as a propulsion to send his character two hundred years back in time.

8. Ruse – noun – a plan or plot to mislead someone – चाल

Synonyms – dodge, ploy

Antonyms – outspokenness, forthrightness

E.g. – Many home invaders gain access to homes by using the excuse of a lost child as a ruse.

9. Contentious – noun – causing or likely to cause an argument – विवादपूर्ण

Synonyms – aggressive, irritable

Antonyms – unargumentative, warmhearted

E.g. – A contentious person is one who likes to argue about anything.

10. Morale – noun – the enthusiasm a person or group has about their duties – हौसला

Synonyms – resolve, spirit

Antonyms – purposelessness, dread

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