Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 172 – July 28, 2017

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1. Restraint

Class : Noun
Meaning : a measure or condition that keeps someone or something under control or within limits..

Synonyms: Control, Check
Antonyms : Freedom, Abandon

Example Sentences

  • He remained aggressive and required physical restraint
  • He urged the protestors to exercise restraint.

2. Assault

Class : Verb
Meaning : make a physical attack on..

Synonyms: Attack, Strike
Antonyms : Defend, Protect

Example Sentences

  • Freedom fighters attempt to assault the city to restore the world to its natural order.
  • He has previous convictions for theft, robbery and assault causing actual bodily harm.

3. Competent

Class : Adjective
Meaning : having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully..

Synonyms: Capable, Qualified
Antonyms : Incapable, Inadequate

Example Sentences

  • In the center zone, the learner is knowledgeable and competent to complete tasks on his own.
  • In fact, I’ve always rather thought he was a very able, competent public servant.

4. Confer

Class : Verb
Meaning : have discussions; exchange opinions..

Synonyms: Consult, Grant
Antonyms : Disconnect, Disallow

Example Sentences

  • They also fear it can easily be coached and thus confer benefits to wealthy applicants.
  • They seemed to be conferring amongst themselves, even though they didn’t speak aloud.

5. Congenial

Class : Adjective
Meaning : pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests that are similar to one’s own..

Synonyms: Agreeable, Pleasant
Antonyms : Disagreeable, Unfriendly

Example Sentences

  • The country is still changing in ways congenial to Democrats.
  • He looked younger and more congenial than he appears on television and in newspapers.