The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 10 March 2021
1. STEM (VERB): arise from
Synonyms: originate from, spring from
Example Sentence: Many of the universities’ problems stem from rapid expansion.
2. TACTICAL (ADJECTIVE): calculated
Synonyms: planned, plotted
Example Sentence: In a tactical retreat, she moved into a hotel with her daughters.
3. DISENGAGEMENT (NOUN): disconnection
Synonyms: detachment, separation
Example Sentence: Differences lie in the way in which individuals choose moral disengagement.
4. COMMERCIAL (ADJECTIVE): lucrative
Synonyms: moneymaking, profitable
Example Sentence: Their work is too commercial.
5. RETREAT (VERB): withdraw
Synonyms: retire, draw back
Example Sentence: The army must retreat and the order to do so must be given.
6. CHASTISE (VERB): scold
Synonyms: upbraid, berate
Example Sentence: He chastised his colleague for his laziness.
7. DEDICATED (ADJECTIVE): committed
Synonyms: devoted, staunch
Example Sentence: He leads a team of dedicated doctors.
8. GALVANIZE (VERB): jolt
Synonyms: shock, startle
Example Sentence: The urgency of his voice galvanized them into action.
9. ILLICIT (ADJECTIVE): illegal
Synonyms: unlawful, illegitimate
Example Sentence: She slipped outside for an illicit cigarette.
10. EFFICACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): effective
Synonyms: successful, effectual
Example Sentence: This treatment was efficacious in some cases.