Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 111 – May 05, 2017

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Based on the requests received from many users, we have introduced antonyms of the words that we are discussing. Let us know if this helps to you also.

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In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Different clocks: Changes in financial year need Centre-States coordination” for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Abrupt

Class : Adjective
Meaning : Sudden and unexpected..

Synonyms: Sudden, Immediate
Antonyms : Gradual, Calm

Example Sentences

  • It was not a gradual shift but rather a sudden and abrupt change.
  • Into the replying email she typed a short, abrupt message.

2. Haste

Class : Noun
Meaning : Excessive speed or urgency of movement or action; hurry..

Synonyms: Speed, Rush
Antonyms : Slowness, Delay

Example Sentences

  • Unfortunately, in haste , mom used the diesel pump instead of unleaded.
  • She packed her bag with as much haste as she could muster and promptly threw it over her shoulder.

3. Chaotic

Class : Adjective
Meaning : In a state of complete confusion and disorder..

Synonyms: Disorderly, Disorganized
Antonyms : Ordered, Organized

Example Sentences

  • My life feels chaotic , but when I look back over things, I see a shape that I didn’t realise was there at the time.
  • Most people have led a chaotic lifestyle before coming here.

4. Enthuse

Class : Verb
Meaning : Say something that expresses one’s eager enjoyment, interest, or approval..

Synonyms: Motivate, Inspire
Antonyms : Annoy, Bore

Example Sentences

  • We are very enthused by the fact that we have received 1,000 applications for broadcasting and administrative posts.
  • He was enthused by the response to his first performance.

5. Convention

Class : Noun
Meaning : An agreement between countries covering particular matters, especially one less formal than a treaty..

Synonyms: Agreement, Protocol
Antonyms : Disagreement, Abnormality

Example Sentences

  • The convention was forced to deal with several critical issues within the black community.
  • Even those Third World countries that grow tobacco signed the convention on tobacco control.

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