The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 16 February 2021

1. DISENGAGE (VERB): remove

Synonyms: detach, disentangle

Antonyms: attach

Example Sentence:

I disengaged his hand from mine.



Synonyms: old, past

Antonyms: present

Example Sentence:

The erstwhile president of the company was loved by all.


3. CONCILIATION (NOUN): appeasement

Synonyms: peace-making, peace building

Antonyms: provocation

Example Sentence:

He held his hands up in a gesture of conciliation.


4. SLAM (VERB): criticize

Synonyms: find fault with, censure

Antonyms: praise

Example Sentence:

Jenny heard him stride away slamming him for his behaviour.


5. UPHEAVAL (NOUN): disruption

Synonyms: upset, disturbance

Antonyms: stability

Example Sentence:

Major upheavals have hit the financial markets this year.


6. NEGATE (VERB): invalidate

Synonyms: nullify, neutralize

Antonyms: confirm

Example Sentence:

Alcohol negates the effects of the drug.


7. PRUDENCE (NOUN): wisdom

Synonyms: judgement, sagacity

Antonyms: folly

Example Sentence:

We need to exercise prudence in such important matters.



Synonyms: aboriginal, local

Antonyms: expatriate

Example Sentence:

The most indigenous inhabitants were the American Indians.


9. WOE (NOUN): misery

Synonyms: sorrow, distress

Antonyms: happiness

Example Sentence:

If we do not find her safe and well, woe to the man who has harmed her.


10. DEMOBILIZE (VERB): disband

Synonyms: decommission, discharge

Antonyms: conscript

Example Sentence:

He was demobilized in February 1946.

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