Best vocabulary for all exams (Set-18)

Best vocabulary for all exams (Set-18)

1) Formidable – (दुर्जेय)

Meaning – inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.

Usage   – “a formidable opponent”

Synonyms – intimidating, forbidding, redoubtable, daunting, alarming, frightening, terrifying, petrifying, horrifying, chilling, disturbing, disquieting, dreadful, brooding, awesome, fearsome

Antonyms –feeble,friendly,harmless,nice,pleasant


2) Recondite – (गंभीर)

Meaning – (of a subject or knowledge) little known; abstruse.

Usage – “the book is full of recondite information”

Synonyms – obscure, abstruse, arcane, esoteric, little known, recherché, abstract, deep, profound, cryptic, difficult, complex, complicated, involved

Antonyms –obvious, plain, simple, straightforward


3) Paradox  - (विरोधाभास)

Meaning - a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.

Synonyms - contradiction, contradiction in terms,self-contradiction, inconsistency

Antonyms - normality, regularity, standard

Usage - "the uncertainty principle leads to all sorts of paradoxes, like the particles being in two places at once"


4) Coalition  - (गठबंधन)

Meaning - a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.

Synonyms - alliance, union, partnership, affiliation

Antonyms - detachment, disconnection

Usage - "a coalition between Liberals and Conservatives"


5) Recalcitrant – (आज्ञानमाननेवाला)

Meaning –having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline.

Usage – “a class of recalcitrant fifteen-year-olds”

Synonyms – fractious, indomitable, insubordinate, intractable, obstinate, rebellious, refractory, stubborn, undisciplined, ungovernable, unmanageable, unruly

Antonyms –amenable, obedient, passive


6) Mercurial – (चंचल)

Meaning – subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind.

Usage – “his mercurial temperament”

Synonyms – volatile, capricious, temperamental, excitable, fickle, changeable, unpredictable, variable, protean, mutable, erratic, quicksilver, inconstant, inconsistent

Antonyms –calm, tranquil, unchangeable, imperturbable, unvarying


7) Gambit  - (स्तरीकरण)

Meaning - an act or remark that is calculated to gain an advantage, especially at the outset of a situation.

Synonyms - stratagem, machination, scheme

Antonyms - frankness, honesty

Usage - "his resignation was a tactical gambit"


8) Rupture  – (टूटना या फटना)

Meaning - (especially of a pipe or container, or bodily part such as an organ or membrane) break or burst suddenly.

Synonyms - break, fracture, crack

Antonyms - union, uniting, healing, fusion

Usage - "if the main artery ruptures he could die"


9) Irascible – (चिड़चिड़ा)

Meaning – having or showing a tendency to be easily angered.

Usage – “an irascible and difficult man”

Synonyms – irritable, quick-tempered, short-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, hot-tempered, thin-skinned, snappy, snappish, tetchy, testy, touchy, edgy

Antonyms -cheerful, happy


10) Fierce - (भयंकर)

Meaning - having or displaying an intense or ferocious aggressiveness.

Synonyms - ferocious, savage, vicious

Antonyms - gentle, tame, mild

Usage - "fierce fighting continued throughout the day