The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 04 February 2021
1. CONFRONT (VERB): tackle
Synonyms: get to grips with, address
The best thing you can do in an embarrassing situation is to confront it.
2. RIFE (ADJECTIVE): widespread
Synonyms: general, common
Antonyms: scarce, unknown
Male chauvinism was rife in medicine.
3. REQUISITE (ADJECTIVE): necessary
Synonyms: required, prerequisite
The application will not be processed until the requisite fee is paid.
4. POISED (ADJECTIVE): self-possessed
Synonyms: self-assured, composed
Not every day you saw that poised, competent kid distressed.
5. PURSUE (VERB): conduct
Synonyms: undertake, follow
Antonyms: give up
We shall not pursue the matter any further.
6. FERVENT (ADJECTIVE): impassioned
Synonyms: passionate, intense
I am a fervent supporter of the revolution.
7. MENACE (VERB): threaten
Synonyms: jeopardize, imperil
Africa’s elephants are still menaced by poaching.
8. DREADFUL (ADJECTIVE): terrible
Synonyms: frightful, horrible
He survived a dreadful accident.
9. PSYCHE (NOUN): soul
Synonyms: spirit, life force
Her work touches something profound in the human psyche.
10. SPORADIC (ADJECTIVE): occasional
Synonyms: infrequent, irregular
Sporadic fighting broke out.