The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 10 March 2021

1. STEM (VERB): arise from

Synonyms: originate from, spring from

Antonyms: cause

Example Sentence: Many of the universities’ problems stem from rapid expansion.

 

2. TACTICAL (ADJECTIVE): calculated

Synonyms: planned, plotted

Antonyms: unwise

Example Sentence: In a tactical retreat, she moved into a hotel with her daughters.

 

3. DISENGAGEMENT (NOUN): disconnection

Synonyms: detachment, separation

Antonyms: attachment

Example Sentence: Differences lie in the way in which individuals choose moral disengagement.

 

4. COMMERCIAL (ADJECTIVE): lucrative

Synonyms: moneymaking, profitable

Antonyms: loss-making

Example Sentence: Their work is too commercial.

 

5. RETREAT (VERB): withdraw

Synonyms: retire, draw back

Antonyms: advance

Example Sentence: The army must retreat and the order to do so must be given.

 

6. CHASTISE (VERB): scold

Synonyms: upbraid, berate

Antonyms: praise

Example Sentence: He chastised his colleague for his laziness.

 

7. DEDICATED (ADJECTIVE): committed

Synonyms: devoted, staunch

Antonyms: indifferent

Example Sentence: He leads a team of dedicated doctors.

 

8.  GALVANIZE (VERB): jolt

Synonyms: shock, startle

Antonyms: demotivate

Example Sentence: The urgency of his voice galvanized them into action.

 

9. ILLICIT (ADJECTIVE): illegal

Synonyms: unlawful, illegitimate

Antonyms: licit

Example Sentence: She slipped outside for an illicit cigarette.

 

10. EFFICACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): effective

Synonyms: successful, effectual

Antonyms: inefficacious

Example Sentence: This treatment was efficacious in some cases.

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