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