The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 16 February 2021
1. DISENGAGE (VERB): remove
Synonyms: detach, disentangle
I disengaged his hand from mine.
2. ERSTWHILE (ADJECTIVE): former
Synonyms: old, past
The erstwhile president of the company was loved by all.
3. CONCILIATION (NOUN): appeasement
Synonyms: peace-making, peace building
He held his hands up in a gesture of conciliation.
4. SLAM (VERB): criticize
Synonyms: find fault with, censure
Jenny heard him stride away slamming him for his behaviour.
5. UPHEAVAL (NOUN): disruption
Synonyms: upset, disturbance
Major upheavals have hit the financial markets this year.
6. NEGATE (VERB): invalidate
Synonyms: nullify, neutralize
Alcohol negates the effects of the drug.
7. PRUDENCE (NOUN): wisdom
Synonyms: judgement, sagacity
We need to exercise prudence in such important matters.
8. INDIGENOUS (ADJECTIVE): native
Synonyms: aboriginal, local
The most indigenous inhabitants were the American Indians.
9. WOE (NOUN): misery
Synonyms: sorrow, distress
If we do not find her safe and well, woe to the man who has harmed her.
10. DEMOBILIZE (VERB): disband
Synonyms: decommission, discharge
He was demobilized in February 1946.