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