Vocabulary is an important part of English that helps you deal with all kinds of questions in objective as well as descriptive papers of various exams. In the recently concluded Defence Exams, we witnessed that a major part of the exam was based on vocabulary. Many questions were vocab-based and we can expect the same in the upcoming exams. It becomes very important to learn an ample amount of words for the upcoming Defence Entrance Exams. Learn the words and make your own sentences on the basis of the given word list. Here we have prepared a list of 101 most important vocabulary words for NDA, CDS, AFCAT, Navy & Air Force exams. These all words are selected on the basis of their repetitive nature in various exams.
Antonyms & Synonyms are the pillar to score good marks in English exams like NDA, AFCAT, CDS, Air force X/Y, Navy AA/SSR. These vocab words vary from easy to advance level. A good Vocabulary for speaking effective English in the interview or for scoring good marks in English paper of CDS, can be built easily if its meaning is explained in a very simple and interesting language along with its Hindi meaning.
Other Various Ways to Improve Vocabulary Section:
Students must note that vocabulary is not something that can be mastered overnight. It takes practice and dedication; it is a skill to be developed. Words are the building blocks of a language and an important determinant of a person’s education and profession. Most people that are said to have an excellent vocabulary have read and practiced for years before they were completely adept at it. That said, for competitive exams, especially Air Force X/Y, Air Force Common Admission Test, CDS, NDA there are certain formulae or practices that can be learned to improve and score better in the vocabulary section.
- To enhance your vocabulary for Air Force X/Y, AFCAT, CDS and NDA exam, start by reading.
- One need not always be an keen reader to be able to read.
- Online articles, newspapers and magazines are an excellent source of quick reading and to build up new vocabulary.
- What is important is to read from a variety of sources to expose yourself to new set of words, as well as understand their contextual meanings.
- Make sure you read at least 2 articles a day.
Reading articles may be accomplished. You make even go further and look up the unknown words on Google. But how many time do you remember and use the word in the future? We can safely say that people remember better when they write down things. It’s the same with words.
- Keep a Slip Pad or a Notebook, which can be carried with you always.
- Note down words and their meanings – if you can, whenever possible.
- Then, you may read and flip through the pages to familiarize yourself with the words.
- This practice gives you an individualistic collection of new words, which can also be revised very easily.
Learn the origin of the words:
This is quite a lasting way to remember the words.
- A lot of words have positive or negative hints to it, which is indicated by its prefix or suffix.
- Knowing the origin of the words also helps you comprehend any such similar words that you may find.
Link the words with mnemonics:
- A mnemonic can be understood as the study of systems for improving and aiding the memory of an individual. This process can be used in learning words.
- Think of an image that represents the word. Then associate a person that you know with that word.
- Repeat this in your head several times till it becomes a habit to associate that word with that person and image.
- Simply put, this is a form of word association.
- This is basic and understood by everyone, but still not stressed upon enough.
- All the above methods must be practiced, time and again.
- There is little point in indulging in any other exercise, without practicing.
- Learn the word and practice them.
- Doing little time based tests to test your speed and accuracy.
That’s all folks! Follow the tips mentioned above regularly and you will definitely see an improvement in your vocabulary!
101 Most Important Vocabulary Words for NDA, CDS, AFCAT, Navy & Air Force Exams:
This list of 101 most important vocabulary words is prepared on the basis of repetitive nature of these words in the previous year Defence entrance exams like NDA, CDS, AFCAT, Navy, Air Force etc. So here is the list of previously asked the most frequent words which are very important from the exam point of view:
|S.No||Word||Word Meaning (hindi)||Word Meaning (English)||Synonyms||Antonyms|
|1||ABSURD||बेतुका||Wildly Unreasonable, Illogical, Or Inappropriate||Ridiculous, Laughable||Reasonable, Sensible|
|2||ACERBIC||एसिड||Especially Of A Comment Or Style Of Speaking) Sharp And Forthright.||Caustic, Sharp||Calm, kind|
|3||AFFLUENCE||समृद्धि||The State Of Having A Great Deal Of Money; Wealth.||Wealth, Prosperity||Desprived, Disadvantage|
|4||ALLEVIATE||कम||Make (Suffering, Deficiency, Or A Problem) Less Severe.||Ease, Deaden||Harm, Hurt|
|5||AMBIGUOUS||अस्पष्ट||Open To More Than One Interpretation; Not Having One Obvious Meaning||Equivocal, Ambivalent||Certain, Determined|
|6||ANXIOUS||चिंतित||Feeling Or Showing Worry, Nervousness, Or Unease About Something With An Uncertain Outcome||Worried, Concerned||Casual, Incurious|
|7||ASCETIC||तपस्वी||Characterized By Severe Self-Discipline And Abstention From All Forms Of Indulgence, Typically For Religious Reasons||Austere, Abstinent||Hoggish, Piggy|
|8||ASSENT||अनुमति||The Expression Of Approval Or Agreement.||Accept, Approve||Disagreement, Stubborn|
|9||AUSPICIOUS||शुभक||Conducive To Success; Favourable||Favourable, Promising||Inauspicious, Hopeless|
|10||AVERSION||घृणा||A Strong Dislike Or Disinclination||Disinclination, Abhorrence||Liking, Approve|
|11||CALLOUS||कठोर||Showing Or Having An Insensitive And Cruel Disregard For Others||Unfeeling, Uncaring||Sensitive, Stay|
|12||CANDID||खरा||Truthful And Straightforward||Frank, Outspoken||secretive, guarded|
|13||COARSE||मोटा||Rough Or Harsh In Texture||Rough, Bristly||Refined, Smoothness|
|14||COLOSSAL||प्रचंड||Extremely Large Or Great||Huge, Massive||Little, Small|
|15||COMPLACENT||आत्मसंतुष्ट||Showing Smug Or Uncritical Satisfaction With Oneself Or One'S Achievements||Smug, Self-satisfied||Dicontented, Disapproval|
|16||CONCERNED||चिंतित||Worried, Troubled, Or Anxious||Worried, Anxious||Inattentive, Unconcerned|
|17||CONDEMN||निंदा करना||Express Complete Disapproval Of; Censure||Castigate, Censure||Applaud, Praise|
|18||CONFIDENT||विश्वास||Feeling Or Showing Confidence In Oneself Or One'S Abilities Or Qualities||Assured, Positive||Diffidence, Uncharged|
|19||COPIOUS||प्रचुर||Abundant In Supply Or Quantity.||Abundant, Ample||Scarce, Colorless|
|20||CORROBORATED||मंडित||Confirm Or Give Support To (A Statement, Theory, Or Finding)||Confirm, Verify||Negate, Invalidate|
|21||COUNTERFEIT||नकली||Made In Exact Imitation Of Something Valuable With The Intention To Deceive Or Defraud||Fake, Forged||Deductive, Illogical|
|22||DEFIANCE||अवज्ञा||Open Resistance; Bold Disobedience||Opposition, Confrontation||Subordination, Compliance|
|23||DEFT||चतुर||Neatly Skilful And Quick In One'S Movements||Adept, Adroit||Artless, Tactless|
|24||DELIGHT||प्रसन्न||Please (Someone) Greatly||Charm, Enchant||Dissimilitude, Unequal|
|25||DETRIMENTAL||हानिकारक||Causing Harm Or Injury||Prejudicious, Damaging||Harmless, Constructive|
|26||DILIGENT||मेहनती||Quietly And Steadily Presevering Especially In Detail Or Exactness||Persevering, Patient||Impatient, Unoccupied|
|27||DISDAINFUL||हेय||Expressing Extreme Contempt||Insulting, Scornful||Lowborn, Unsarcastic|
|28||DOLEFUL||मातमी||Filled With Or Evoking Sadness||Sad, Mournful||Glad, Joyful|
|29||DUBIOUS||संदिग्ध||Fraught With Uncertainity Or Doubt||Unsure, Doubtful||Sure, Certain|
|30||EFFRONTERY||गुस्ताख़ी||Audacious (Even Arrogant) Behavior That You Have No Right To||Presumption, Audacity||timidity|
|31||ENGROSSED||तल्लीन||Giving Or Marked By Complete Attention To||Wrapped, Absorbed||Inattentive, Bare|
|32||ENNUI||विरक्ति||The Feeling Of Being Bored By Something Tedious||Fatigue, Tedium||Satisfaction, Refresh|
|33||EPHEMERAL||अल्पकालिक||Lasting A Very Short Time||Passing, Transient||Permanent, Careful|
|34||EQUANIMITY||समभाव||Steadiness Of Mind Under Stress||Repose, Quiet||Stand, Sit|
|35||EXEMPLARY||उदाहरणात्मक||Serving To Warn||Warning, Cautionary||Persuasive, Favorable|
|36||FANATICAL||कट्टर||Marked By Excessive Enthusiasm For A Intense Devotion To A Cause Or Idea||Passionate, Rabid||Passionless, Unloving|
|37||FORBID||ना करे||Command Against||Illegalise, Debar||Allow, Permit|
|38||FRAIL||दुर्बल||Physically Weak||Feeble, Sapless||Rugged, Strong|
|39||FRUGAL||मितव्ययी||Avoiding Waste||Economical, Scotch||Wasteful, Inefficient|
|40||GENEROUS||उदार||Willing To Give And Share Unstintingly||Unselfish, Bounteous||Stingy, Selfish|
|41||HAZARDOUS||खतरनाक||Involving Risk And Danger||Risky, Wild||Safe, Secure|
|42||HOSTILE||शत्रुतापूर्ण||Characterized By Enmity Or Ill Will||Unpeaceful, Dirty||Defensive, Nonviolent|
|43||HOSTILITY||शत्रुता||A Hostile Disposition||Unfriendliness, Ill will||Courtesy, Soothe|
|44||IGNOMINY||बदनामी||A State Of Dishonor||Humiliation, Disgrace||Repute, Fame|
|45||ILL AT EASE||बेचैन||Socially Uncomfortable||Uneasy, Awkward||Quiet, Relaxed|
|46||INCREDIBLE||अविश्वसनीय||Beyond Belief Or Understanding||Marvelous, Credibility||Credible, Convincing|
|47||INDIGENOUS||स्वदेशी||Originating Where It Is Found||Autochthonal, Native||Foreign, Epidemic|
|48||INERT||अक्रिय||Unable To Move Or Resist Motion||Nonmoving, Unmoving||Moving, Inactiveness|
|49||INNOCUOUS||अहानिकर||Lacking Intent Or Capacity To Injure||Innocent, Harmless||Guilty, Unrighteous|
|50||INSCRUTABLE||गूढ़||Of An Obscure Nature||Deep, Cryptic||Intelligble, Soluble|
|51||INVECTIVE||फटकार||Abusive Or Venomous Language Use To Express Blame||Vitriol, Insult||Praise|
|52||KINDLE||प्रज्वलित करना||Call Forth||Inflame, Overtake||Bore, Better|
|53||LAUDABLE||प्रशंसनीय||Worthy Of High Praise||Applaudable, Worthy||Unworthy, Evil|
|54||LIKENESS||समानता||Similarity In Appearance Or Character Or Nature Between Persons Or Things||Similarity, Reflexion||Dissimilarity, Unalike|
|55||LUCRATIVE||लाभप्रद||Producing A Sizeable Profit||Remunerative, Profitable||Unprofitable, Unpaid|
|56||MAMMOTH||विशाल||So Exceedingly Large||Large, Big||Little, Small|
|57||MATERIAL||सामग्री||The Tangible Substance That Goes Into The Makeup Of A Physical Object||Stuff, Fibre||Conductor, Insulator|
|58||MEAGRE||अल्प||Deficient In Amount Or Quality Or Extent||Paltry, Bare||Sufficient, Maximal|
|59||METICULOUS||सूक्ष्म||Marked By Extreme Care In Treatment Of Details||Fastidious||Inexact, Unfastidious|
|60||MINUTE||बहुत छोटा||Infinitely Or Immeasurably Small||Little, Small||Large, big|
|61||MOMENTOUS||सब से अहम||Of Very Great Significance||Important, Singificance||Insignificant, Unimportant|
|62||MONOTONOUS||नीरस||Tediously Repititious Or Lacking In Variety||Dull, Humdrum||Lively, Bright|
|63||OBSCURE||अस्पष्ट||Not Clearly Understood Or Expressed||Unclear, Vague||Clear, Unveil|
|64||PARSIMONIOUS||किफ़ायती||Excessively Unwilling To Spend||Stingy, Penurious||Generous, Charitable|
|65||PENURIOUS||दरिद्र||Not Having Enough Money To Pay For Necessities||Pinched, Poor||Fat, Unconstricted|
|66||PENURY||दरिद्रता||A State Of Extreme Poverty Or Destitution||Poverty, Beggary||Wealth, Sufficiency|
|67||PERPETUAL||लगातार||Continuing Forever Or Indefinitely||Unceasing, Lasting||Short, Caducous|
|68||PHILANTHROPY||लोकोपकार||Voluntary Promotion Of Human Welfare||Aid, Financial aid||Inactivity, Worsen|
|69||PHLEGMATIC||सुस्त||Showing Little Emotion||Phlegmatical, Unemotional||Emotional, Passionate|
|70||PLAUSIBLE||प्रशंसनीय||Apparently Reasonable And Valid||Slick, Pat||Implausible, Incredible|
|71||PREPOSTEROUS||निरर्थक||Incongruous||Foolish, Idiotic||Wise, Politic|
|72||PROBITY||ईमानदारी||Complete And Confirmed Integrity||Integrity||Incompletness, Broken|
|73||PUERILE||बचकाना||Displaying Or Suggesting A Lack Of Maturity||Adolescent, Juvenile||Adult, Old|
|74||PUNCTILIOUS||ज़रूरत से ज़्यादा परिशुद्ध||Marked By Precise Accordance With Details||Meticulous, Precise||Imprecise, Inexact|
|75||RELUCTANT||अनिच्छुक||Unwillingness To Do Something Contrary To Your Custom||Unwilling, Loath||Willing, Affirmative|
|76||REPRIMANDED||फटकार भी लगाई||Address A Reprimand To||rebuke, admonish, chastise||praise, commend|
|77||REPROACH||निन्दा||A Mild Rebuke Or Criticism||Reproof, Blame||Praise, Absolve|
|78||RESTIVE||अशांत||Being In A Tense State||Tense, Overstrung||Relaxed, Easy|
|79||REVELATION||रहस्योद्घाटन||An Enlightneing Or Astonishing Disclosure||Brainwave, Insight||Uninformative, Dissuasive|
|80||RUN DOWN||मंद होना||Use Up All One'S Strength And Energy And Stop Working||Fatigue, Tire||Abstain, Eat out|
|81||SALUBRIOUS||स्वास्थ्यप्रद||Promoting Health||Healthy, Wholesome||Unwellness, Illness|
|82||SCARCITY||कमी||A Small And Inadequate Amount||Scarceness, Dearth||Sufficiency, Abundance|
|83||SCURRILOUS||मिथ्या||Expressing Offensive Reproach||Abusive, Offensive||Harmless, Lovable|
|84||SLAPDASH||किसी न किसी तरह||Directly||Slap, bolt||Nonrandom, Cautious|
|85||SPORADIC||छिटपुट||Recurring In Scattered And Irregular Or Unpredictable Substances||Stray, Discontinuous||Frequent, Unbroken|
|86||SPURIOUS||जाली||Intended To Deceive||Counterfeit, Imitative||Natural, Genuine|
|87||STEADFAST||दृढ़||Marked By Firm Determination Or Resolution||Unbendable, Firm||Purposeless, Unstable|
|88||TEMPESTUOUS||तूफ़ानी||As If Showing Violent Anger||Angry, Raging||Calm, Healthy|
|89||THRIFTY||मितव्ययी||Careful And Diligent In The Use Of Resources||Saving, Sparing||Improvident, Wasteful|
|90||THWART||विफल||Hinder Or Prevent (The Efforts, Plans Or Desires) Of||Disappoint, Cross||Unfold, Attack|
|91||TIMID||आसानी से डरनेवाला||Showing Fear And Lack Of Confidence||Coy, Afraid||Brave, Bold|
|92||TRANSIENT||क्षणिक||One Who Stays For Only A Short Time||Traveler, Traveller||Nonworker, Infinite|
|93||TRIVIAL||तुच्छ||Small And Of Little Importance||Footling, Niggling||Important, large|
|94||UBIQUITOUS||देशव्यापी||Being Present Everywhere At Once||Omnipresent, Present||Absent, Absence|
|95||URBANE||शहरी||Showing A Hard Degree Of Refinement And The Assurance That Comes From Wide Social Experience||Polished, Refined||Na?ve, Dull|
|96||VARIOUS||विभिन्न||Of Many Different Kind Purposefully Arranged But Lacking Any Uninformity||Assorted, Different||Joint, Mated|
|97||VENERATION||उपासना||Religious Zeal||Bibliolatry, Place Worship||Inactivity, Hate|
|98||VERACITY||सच्चाई||Unwillingness To Tell Lies||Truthfulness||Mendacity, Untruthfulness|
|99||VIVID||ज्वलंत||Evoking Lifelike Images Within The Mind||Realistic, Pictorial||Unrealistic, Inferior|
|100||VULNERABLE||चपेट में||Susceptible To Attack||Unsafe, Insecure||Protected, Secure|
|101||WHOLESOME||पौष्टिक||Conducive To Or Characterstic Of Physical Or Moral Well-Being||Healthy, Nutrient||Unsound, Frail|
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