Analysis “The Hindu Vocabulary” For All Competitive Exams
1. OVERREACH (VERB): Overdo
Synonyms: overact, overextend
Antonyms: play down, decrease
Mohak overreaches in his latest book
while his argument is not convincing.
2. DEBONAIR (ADJECTIVE): Charming
Synonyms: affable, elegant
Antonyms: awkward, inelegant
Suneet has a debonair personality.
3. PESTILENT (ADJECTIVE): Baneful
Synonyms: contagious, deleterious
Antonyms: harmless, innocuous
To many, homeless beggars are nothing more than pestilent irritants.
4. PERPETRATE (VERB): Be responsible for
Synonyms: carry out, commit
Antonyms: halt, stop
Who would perpetrate for this crime?
5. RAKISH (ADJECTIVE): Charming and immoral
Synonyms: dashing, jaunty
Antonyms: moral, upright
She gave Maddy a rakish smile.
6. ENGROSS (VERB): Bewitch
Synonyms: captivate, enrapture
Antonyms: disenchant, disgust
I was totally engrossed by her beauty.
7. MIDDLING (ADJECTIVE): Adequate
Synonyms: mediocre, passable
Antonyms: extreme, exceptional
The patient needs middling amount of water every half an hour.
8. DECOY (NOUN): Trap
Synonyms: attraction, inducement
Antonyms: honesty, frankness
We caught a rat, using a decoy to trick it into the cage.
9. CANTANKEROUS (ADJECTIVE): Ill-tempered
Synonyms: quarrelsome, critical
Antonyms: pleasant, peaceful
You are a cantankerous man.
10. DANK (ADJECTIVE): Moist
Antonyms: parched, dry
The middle section of the house is fully dank.