Important Vocabulary For KVS: 19th December 2018

Dear Readers, we are providing to you Word List from The Newspaper to improve your word power. It will help you to enhance your word power as well as you can understand the correct usage of the word. Your reading habit can make all the difference. If you are not able to read a newspaper for Teaching Exam. We will post important words every day from the editorial section.


1.Ignominious

  • Meaning: deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
  • Synonym: humiliating, undignified, embarrassing,
  • Antonym: glorious, admirable
  • Sentence: “no other party risked ignominious defeat

2.Ostentatious

  • Meaning:characterized by pretentious or showy display; designed to impress.
  • Synonym: showy, pretentious, conspicuous, obtrusive,
  • Antonym: plain, unobtrusive, restrained, modest
  • Sentence:”a simple design that is glamorous without being ostentatious”

3. Perjury
  • Meaning: the offence of willfully telling an untruth or making a misrepresentation under oath.
  • Synonym: violation of an oath, giving false evidence/testimony, bearing false witness/testimony, forswearing oneself, making false statements, wilful falsehood
  • Sentence: “he claimed two witnesses at his trial had committed perjury”

4.Punitive

  • Meaning: inflicting or intended as punishment.
  • Synonym: penal, disciplinary, corrective,
  • Antonym: exonerating, condoning, pardoning
  • Sentence: “he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc”


5. Lackadaisical

  • Meaning: lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
  • Synonym: lax, unenthusiastic, half-hearted, uninterested, lukewarm, indifferent,
  • Antonym: enthusiastic, excited
  • Sentence: “a lackadaisical defence left Spurs adrift in the second half”


6.Onus

  • Meaning: something that is one’s duty or responsibility.
  • Synonym: burden, responsibility, liability,
  • Antonym: exculpation, exoneration, irresponsibility
  • Sentence: “the onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss”


7.Braggadocious

  • Meaning: boastful or arrogant.
  • Synonym: grandiloquence, magniloquence
  • Sentence: “it sounds braggadocious, but I don’t think I ever dropped a pass in a game”


8.Ravenous

  • Meaning: extremely hungry.
  • Synonym: starved, famished;
  • Antonym: full
  • Sentence: “I’d been out all day and was ravenous”


9.Cacophony

  • Meaning: a harsh discordant mixture of sounds.
  • Synonym: din, racket, noise,
  • Sentence: “a cacophony of deafening alarm bells

10.Probity

  • Meaning: the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency.
  • Synonym: integrity, honesty, uprightness, decency, morality
  • Sentence: “financial probity

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