The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 04 February 2021

1. CONFRONT (VERB): tackle

Synonyms: get to grips with, address

Antonyms: avoid

Example Sentence:

The best thing you can do in an embarrassing situation is to confront it.


2. RIFE (ADJECTIVE): widespread

Synonyms: general, common

Antonyms: scarce, unknown

Example Sentence:

Male chauvinism was rife in medicine.



Synonyms: required, prerequisite

Antonyms: optional

Example Sentence:

The application will not be processed until the requisite fee is paid.


4. POISED (ADJECTIVE): self-possessed

Synonyms: self-assured, composed

Antonyms: excited

Example Sentence:

Not every day you saw that poised, competent kid distressed.


5. PURSUE (VERB): conduct

Synonyms: undertake, follow

Antonyms: give up

Example Sentence:

We shall not pursue the matter any further.


6. FERVENT (ADJECTIVE): impassioned

Synonyms: passionate, intense

Antonyms: apathetic

Example Sentence:

I am a fervent supporter of the revolution.


7. MENACE (VERB): threaten

Synonyms: jeopardize, imperil

Antonyms: friendly

Example Sentence:

Africa’s elephants are still menaced by poaching.



Synonyms: frightful, horrible

Antonyms: mild

Example Sentence:

He survived a dreadful accident.


9. PSYCHE (NOUN): soul

Synonyms: spirit, life force

Antonyms: body

Example Sentence:

Her work touches something profound in the human psyche.


10. SPORADIC (ADJECTIVE): occasional

Synonyms: infrequent, irregular

Antonyms: frequent

Example Sentence:

Sporadic fighting broke out.

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