The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 12 February 2021
1. SCATHING (ADJECTIVE): devastating
Synonyms: withering, blistering
She launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister.
2. IMMINENT (ADJECTIVE): impending
Synonyms: at hand, close
They were in imminent danger of being swept away.
3. TARDINESS (NOUN): lateness
Synonyms: delay, retardation
Forgive my tardiness, I had some very important business to attend to.
4. FLOUT (VERB): defy
Synonyms: go against, scorn
They flouted the norms simply by being who they are.
5. ARDUOUS (ADJECTIVE): onerous
Synonyms: taxing, difficult
She undertook the arduous task of monitoring the elections.
6. BAR (PREPOSITION): apart from
Synonyms: but (for), other than
His kids were all gone now, bar one.
7. HAIL (VERB): acclaim
Synonyms: praise, applaud
He has been hailed as the new James.
8. JUBILATION (NOUN): joy
Synonyms: triumph, exultation
Everyone present, witnessed unbelievable scenes of jubilation.
9. SWIFTLY (ADVERB): promptly
Synonyms: immediately, instantly
Antonyms: in due course
They acted swiftly in response to the invasion.
10. LEISURELY (ADJECTIVE): unhurried
Synonyms: relaxed, unrushed
We had a leisurely breakfast at our hotel.