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English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 233 – November 07th, 2017

1. Adversary Class : Noun Meaning : one’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute.. Synonyms: opponent, competitor Antonyms : supporter, helper Example Sentences You must have thought you had seen the last of your old adversary ! Davis beat his old adversary in the quarter-finals 2. Awry Class : Adjective Meaning : away from

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English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 232 – November 06th, 2017

1. Torrential Class : Adjective Meaning : (of rain) falling rapidly and in copious quantities.. Synonyms: abundant, heavy Antonyms : controlled, clean Example Sentences An hour or two later torrential rain began to fall and the Show was washed out. The threat of flooding in the district was fading today as torrential rain and heavy

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English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 231 – November 04th, 2017

1. Exodus Class : Noun Meaning : a mass departure of people, especially emigrants.. Synonyms: departure, exit Antonyms : arrival, inflow Example Sentences The exodus followed a new, more restrictive immigration act adopted by Malaysia. The mass exodus of European technical skills adversely affected both quality and productivity. 2. Pander Class : Verb Meaning :

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English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 230 – November 02nd, 2017

1. Cumbersome Class : Adjective Meaning : large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use; unwieldy. . Synonyms: unwieldy, awkward Antonyms : graceful, convenient Example Sentences Though her cast was heavy and cumbersome she was able to get around after the first week. It felt as heavy and cumbersome as armour, though she

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English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 229 – November 01st, 2017

1. Intimidating Class : Verb Meaning : frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants Synonyms: frightening, threatening Antonyms : encouraging, pleasant Example Sentences Our country is still the target of terrorists who want to kill many and intimidate us all. The forts are designed to intimidate the nationalist

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English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 228 – October 31st, 2017

1. Effervescent Class : Adjective Meaning : vivacious and enthusiastic.. Synonyms: lively, excited Antonyms : dull, inactive Example Sentences It’s effervescent and sparkly, but like champagne it can become indigestible after prolonged exposure. She is bubbly, effervescent , and clearly chock full of manic energy. 2. Stodgy Class : Adjective Meaning : dull and uninspired..

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Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 227 – October 30th, 2017

1. Detrimental Class : Adjective Meaning : tending to cause harm.. Synonyms: harmful, injurious Antonyms : desirable, beneficial Example Sentences The one growth area under this current government is on law and legislation but with detrimental effect on humans. Human population growth on our planet is certainly detrimental to the environment. 2. Conducive Class :

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Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 226 – October 28th, 2017

1. Mince Class : Verb Meaning : walk with an affected delicacy or fastidiousness, typically with short quick steps. . Synonyms: soften, diminish Antonyms : harden, strengthen Example Sentences Repeat with the second batch of mince and place in the colander. I knew I didn’t mince or anything, but I really didn’t think I swaggered.

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Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 225 – October 26th, 2017

1. Erroneous Class : Adjective Meaning : wrong; incorrect.. Synonyms: inaccurate, FALSE Antonyms : accurate, correct Example Sentences This policy is but one of the Liberal reforms based on erroneous assumptions about poverty. Second, she makes the erroneous assumption that filesharing is similar to home taping. 2. Staggering Class : Verb Meaning : walk or

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Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 224 – October 25th, 2017

1. Frittered Class : Verb Meaning : waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters.. Synonyms: Waste, Squander Antonyms : Hold, Save Example Sentences One can only hope that the opportunity will not be frittered away as in the past. The money was not for drugs, they just frittered it away on nothing. 2. Poignant

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