🔰 Friday, 28 August 2020 🔰 - Vocabulary


1. ABRUPT (ADJECTIVE): (आकस्मिक): sudden

Synonyms: immediate, instantaneous

Antonyms: gradual

Example Sentence: I was surprised by the abrupt change of subject.


2. PENURY (NOUN): (दरिद्रता): extreme poverty

Synonyms: impoverishment, indigence

Antonyms: wealth

Example Sentence: He soon rose from penury to ease, and married a painter's beautiful daughter.


3. PALLIATIVE (ADJECTIVE): (पीड़ा हटानेवाला): soothing

Synonyms: alleviating sedative

Antonyms: intensifying

Example Sentence: Travel is like a palliative against depression for him.


4. CONVALESCENT (ADJECTIVE): (अच्छा हो जानेवाला): recuperating

Synonyms: recovering improving

Antonyms: faltering

Example Sentence: He has always been a convalescent child.


5. RESUMPTION (NOUN): (पुनरारंभ): restart

Synonyms: recommencement, reopening

Antonyms: suspension

Example Sentence:

With peace came the resumption of foreign imports.


6. EXTREMIST (NOUN): (अतिवादी): fanatic

Synonyms: radical, zealot

Antonyms: moderate

Example Sentence: Right-wing extremists created trouble.


7. SCEPTICISM (NOUN): (संदेहवाद): doubt

Synonyms: disbelief, distrust

Antonyms: conviction

Example Sentence: There was some scepticism in the claims.


8. CONSENSUS (NOUN): (सहमति): agreement

Synonyms: harmony, concord

Antonyms: disagreement

Example Sentence: There is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed.


9. DISCRIMINATION (NOUN): (भेदभाव): prejudice

Synonyms: bias, bigotry

Antonyms: impartiality

Example Sentence: They are victims of racial discrimination.


10. CURB (VERB): (नियंत्रण करना): restrain

Synonyms: hold back, keep back

Antonyms: release

Example Sentence: She promised she would curb her temper.

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