Analysis “The Hindu Vocabulary” For All Competitive Exams | 29-04-2019

Analysis “The Hindu Vocabulary” For All Competitive Exams

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  1. PROLIFIC (ADJECTIVE): productive:

Synonyms: bountiful, breeding

Antonyms: barren, unproductive

Example Sentence:

The normal working life of a bee is eight weeks during the summer but the queen is very prolific and leaves between 2,000-3,000 eggs a day so the hives are self-generating.

  1. FOMENT (VERB): provoke

Synonyms: incite, agitate

Antonyms: lull, tranquilize

Example Sentence:

These religious schools still talk a deceptive doctrine that foments the sectarian violence that is increasingly a risk to the stability of Pakistan.

  1. REPULSE (NOUN): rejection

Synonyms: rebuff, turndown

Antonyms: attainment, enchantment

Example Sentence:

The dark ground delayed them and gave the French gunners time to rally and repulse the first attack.

  1. TARDY (ADJECTIVE): late

Synonyms: delinquent, sluggish

Antonyms: prompt, punctual

Example Sentence:

His working style is tremendously tardy and can cause a loss to the company.

  1. SPARINGLY (ADVERB): gently

Synonyms: delicately, mildly

Antonyms: roughly, heavily

Example Sentence:

Eat the following sparingly: chips, cakes, crisps, sugars, sweets, pies, and pasties

  1. TERMINATE (VERB): finish

Synonyms: abolish, adjourn

Antonyms: employ, uphold

Example Sentence:

Such provisions will avoid the awkwardness of having services terminated or adding legal costs to a customer’s bill.

  1. STEEP (ADJECTIVE): elevated

Synonyms: lofty, arduous

Antonyms: lowered, mild

Example Sentence:

Getting on to the platforms is a vast problem for him as he is faced with steep flights of stairs he must climb before reaching the podiums.

  1. EQUIP (VERB): prepare

Synonyms: arm, gear

Antonyms: disarm, disrobe

Example Sentence:

Also, when I buy a car it is fully equipped with lights, reflectors and so onwards, but a bike is generally not.

  1. WITHSTAND (VERB): resist

Synonyms: thwart, brace

Antonyms: dodge, surrender

Example Sentence:

Their building is designed to withstand the toughest heat, wind and occasional sea spray.

  1. IMPECCABLE (ADJECTIVE): flawless

Synonyms: exquisite, unblemished

Antonyms: flawed, blemished

Example Sentence:

They are graduates of the best colleges and are highly intelligent with remarkable degrees and speak impeccable English.

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