The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams – 03 February 2021
1. EXACERBATE (VERB): aggravate
Synonyms: worsen, inflame
Their silly attempts to resolve their misunderstandings exacerbated matters.
2. INEVITABLE (ADJECTIVE): unavoidable
Synonyms: inescapable, inexorable
Jessica drew out the inevitable by taking her time to select her food.
3. OSTRACISE (VERB): exclude
Synonyms: shun, spurn
She was declared a witch and ostracized by the villagers.
4. CREDIBILITY (NOUN): plausibility
Synonyms: believability, acceptability
The book’s anecdotes have scant regard for credibility.
5. ALLY (VERB): combine
Synonyms: marry, couple
He allied his racing experience with his father’s business acumen.
6. FAIRLY (ADVERB): reasonably
Synonyms: passably, satisfactorily
I was fairly certain she had nothing to do with the affair.
7. MARGINAL (ADJECTIVE): slight
Synonyms: small, tiny
It seems to make just marginal difference.
8. WHITTLE (VERB): erode
Synonyms: wear away, eat away
The list of five was whittled down to two.
9. RADICAL (ADJECTIVE): thorough
Synonyms: thoroughgoing, complete
A radical overhaul of the existing regulatory framework is needed.
10. MOUNT (VERB): go up
Synonyms: ascend, climb
He mounted the steps.