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The Vocab Master For All Competitive Exams | 20-11-2023

Swati Mahendras


1. Embolden (Verb): साहसी बनानाgive (someone) the courage or confidence to do something

Synonyms: inspire, encourage, inspire, stimulate

Antonyms: discourage, dishearten, dispirit, depress

Example Sentence If we give in to the terrorists, our actions will embolden other terrorist groups to commit the same criminal acts.

2. Insurgency (Noun) : विद्रोह, उग्रवादan active revolt or uprising

Synonyms: uprising, revolt, rebellion, mutiny

Antonyms: counterinsurgency, counterrevolution

Example Sentence: Despite the enormity of the war's casualties, the Iraqi insurgency continues to grow stronger with every passing day.

3. Fortify (Verb) : मज़बूत: to make something stronger, especially in order to protect it; strengthen (someone) mentally or physically

Synonyms: brace, strengthen

Antonyms: shake, discourage, undermine, demoralize.

Example Sentence: The stone wall was the first step, but they needed more to properly fortify the city.

4. Faction (Noun) : गुट: a group within a larger group, especially one with slightly different ideas from the main group

Synonyms: wing, coalition, team

Example Sentence: The ensuing rift created the faction known as the Paucatuck Easterns.

5. Truce (Noun) : युद्ध-विराम: a short interruption in a war or argument or an agreement to stop fighting or arguing for a period of time

Synonyms: armistice, cease-fire

Antonyms: war, hostilities, conflict

Example Sentence: Hopefully, the truce will last long enough for the leaders to agree to a peace treaty.

6. Paradigm (Noun): मिसालप्रतिमान: a model of something or a very clear and typical example of something

Synonyms: example, archetype, blueprint, prototype

Example Sentence: Sister Mary Catherine is considered a paradigm of virtue by everyone in the church.

7. Rejuvenate (Verb) : कायाकल्प: to make someone look or feel young and energetic again; to make an organization or system more effective by introducing new methods, ideas, or people

Synonyms: revive, recreate, revitalize, renew, replenish

Antonyms: damage, destroy, miss, ruin

Example Sentence: The football players consume sports drinks to rejuvenate themselves during the game.

8. Delinquency (Noun): अपराध: minor crime, especially that committed by young people

Synonyms: crime, wrongdoing, criminality

Antonyms: compliance, goodness, morality

Example Sentence: The whole of the miners in this country suffer because of the delinquencies of a few.

9. Stoical (Adjective) : अडिगenduring pain and hardship without showing one’s feelings or complaining.

Synonyms: uncomplaining, patient, forbearing

Antonyms: complaining, fed up, impatient

Example Sentence: His great-grandfather had been a dedicated and stoical traveller.

10. Aridity  : सूखेपन : as in dehydration, dryness

Synonyms: dehumidification, dehydration, dryness

Antonyms: dampness, humidity, moisture

Example Sentence: Due to the high elevation and aridity, temperatures drop sharply after sunset.


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