The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams – 30 January 2021

1. RIDICULE (VERB): deride

Synonyms: mock, scorn

Antonyms: praise

Example Sentence:

She shouldn’t ridicule him for the aspirations which he had.

 

2. SLAPDASH (ADJECTIVE): careless

Synonyms: slipshod, lackadaisical

Antonyms: careful

Example Sentence:

She has a very slapdash approach to keeping accounts.

 

3. HAPHAZARD (ADJECTIVE): random

Synonyms: unplanned unsystematic

Antonyms: systematic

Example Sentence:

The music business works in a haphazard fashion.

 

4. CHARY (ADJECTIVE): wary

Synonyms: cautious, circumspect

Antonyms: heedless

Example Sentence:

She had been chary of telling the truth.

 

5. HALCYON (ADJECTIVE): serene

Synonyms: calm, pleasant

Antonyms: stormy

Example Sentence:

The halcyon days of the mid 1980s, when profits were soaring.

 

6. ABOLISH (VERB): put an end to

Synonyms: do away with, get rid of

Antonyms: retain

Example Sentence:

The tax was abolished in 1977.

 

7.  ABHORRENT (ADJECTIVE): detestable

Synonyms: detested, hateful

Antonyms: admirable

Example Sentence:

Racism is abhorrent to us all.

 

8. DESPERATE (ADJECTIVE): despairing

Synonyms: hopeless, anguished

Antonyms: cheerful

Example Sentence:

A desperate sadness engulfed his son.

 

9. RELUCTANT (ADJECTIVE): unwilling

Synonyms: disinclined, unenthusiastic

Antonyms: willing

Example Sentence:

He is always reluctant in doing anything.

 

10. DISCARD (VERB): throw away

Synonyms: throw out, get rid of

Antonyms: keep

Example Sentence:

I bundled up the clothes I had discarded.

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