English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 245 – November 30th, 2017

1. Flux

Class : Noun
Meaning : continuous change

Synonyms: flow, change
Antonyms : stability, steadiness

Example Sentences

  • The whole political system is in a state of flux
  • It’s the study and analysis of that flux that seem to have become his life’s work.

2. Squabbling

Class : Noun
Meaning : a noisy quarrel about something petty or trivial

Synonyms: dispute, quarrel
Antonyms : agree, admit

Example Sentences

  • We’ll still squabble like children, because you can’t change human nature.
  • The family did get into the occasional squabble over the latest dance crazes.

3. Curtailing

Class : Verb
Meaning : reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on

Synonyms: decreasing, diminishing
Antonyms : accelerating, broadening

Example Sentences

  • One is that the restrictions of movement in rural areas could curtail normal campaigning.
  • The result is a dramatic decrease in the money supply, dramatically curtailing growth.

4. Annulled

Class : Verb
Meaning : declare invalid (an official agreement, decision, or result)

Synonyms: canceled, abolished
Antonyms : accepted, agreeable

Example Sentences

  • For more than a hundred years legal loopholes have allowed thousands of couples to annul their marriages.
  • Daddy’s going to find where you got married and have the priest annul your marriage.

5. Scuttle

Class : Verb
Meaning : run hurriedly or furtively with short quick steps

Synonyms: run, rush
Antonyms : decelerate, crawl

Example Sentences

  • Some of the stockholders are threatening to scuttle the deal
  • I heard the scuttle of rats across the room

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