Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 112 – May 06, 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.

Youtube Channel    The Hindu Editorial

In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “All for one? : On Congress’ strategy to contest in presidential poll” for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Enviable

Class : Adjective
Meaning : arousing or likely to arouse envy..

Synonyms: Fortunate, Desirable
Antonyms : Unwanted, Undesirable

Example Sentences

  • The school is situated in an enviable position next to the River Thames.
  • This leaves the ladies in the enviable position of having to win just one more game to secure the title.

2. Inclination

Class : Noun
Meaning : a person’s natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition or propensity..

Synonyms: Tendency, Bowing
Antonyms : Disinclination, Disgust

Example Sentences

  • Still, he is a bit raw and immature, and he showed no inclination to complete college.
  • Much of this, I gladly confide, derives from my lifelong inclination for historical geography.

3. Coalition

Class : Noun
Meaning : an alliance for combined action, especially a temporary alliance of political parties forming a government or of states..

Synonyms: Alliance, Partnership
Antonyms : Discord, Separation

Example Sentences

  • His party failed to win an overall majority and a coalition government was formed.
  • The party could become part of a ruling coalition for the first time in its history.

4. Staunch

Class : Adjective
Meaning : loyal and committed in attitude..

Synonyms: Committed, Dedicated
Antonyms : Disloyal, Unreliable

Example Sentences

  • They tried to staunch the wound and keep her alive but she stayed them.
  • I was trying to staunch the flow of blood from his wound, which was a massive wound to his left forehead, and keep him from moving.

5. Onus

Class : Noun
Meaning : used to refer to something that is one’s duty or responsibility..

Synonyms: Responsibility, Liability
Antonyms : Benefit, Help

Example Sentences

  • However, the onus is on their director to see the broader picture once in a while.
  • The goalkeeper sometimes deserves credit, but the onus is really on the penalty-taker.

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