Daily Word-list from Newspapers (14-05-16)

Daily Word-list from Newspapers (14-05-16)

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. Calumny – noun – the making of false and defamatory statements about someone in order to damage their reputation, slander – चुगली

Synonyms – defamation, lie

E.g. – There is absolutely nothing to support the calumny, which has often been repeated since.

2. Morass – noun – an area of muddy or boggy ground, a complicated or confused situation – दलदल

Synonyms – chaos, quagmire

Antonyms – order, organization

E.g. – The men rode through the morass and up the slope.

3. Latent – adjective – (of a quality or state) existing but not yet developed or manifest; hidden or concealed – अव्यक्त

Synonyms – inherent, lurking

Antonyms – active, apparent

E.g. – The detective asked the lab technician to search the room for latent fingerprints.

4. Largess – noun – generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others – उदारता

Synonyms – aid, alms

E.g. – An activist for the poor, Phillip is well-known for his largesse which helps many in need.

5. Impassive adjective  not feeling or showing emotion  – आवेगहीन

Synonyms – emotionless, matter-of-fact

Antonyms – agitated, communicative

E.g. – It’s so difficult to remain impassive when you’re faced with a life or death situation.

6. Multifarious – adjective – many and of various types – विविध

Synonyms – assorted, divers

Antonyms – homogenous

E.g. – Among the multifarious pursuits to which the young Leonardo set his hand, the favourites at first were music, drawing and modelling.

7. Decry – verb – publicly denounce – दोष देना

Synonyms – belittle, condemn

Antonyms – approve, praise

E.g. – The liberal news media is constantly trying to decry the efforts of the country’s conservative president.

8. Fetid – adjective – smelling extremely unpleasant  – दुर्गन्धि-युक्त

Synonyms – noxious, putrid

Antonyms – good, perfumed

E.g. – As soon as the detectives opened the door and smelled the fetid odor, they knew there was a dead body in the house.

9. Defile – verb – damage the purity or appearance of; mar or spoil – अपवित्र करना

Synonyms – besmirch, debase

Antonyms – elevate, honor

E.g. – Because Jared is a hamburger purist, he believes that adding any condiments is only going to defile the flavor of the beef.

10. Deleterious – adjective – causing harm or damage – हानिकारक

Synonyms – bad, destroying

Antonyms – aiding, assisting

E.g. – Because I know alcohol is deleterious, I rarely drink more than one glass of wine.

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