Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 113 – May 08, 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 “Space for all: South Asia satellite launch a positive signal to the neighbourhood” for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Prowess

Class : Noun
Meaning : skill or expertise in a particular activity or field..

Synonyms: Bravery, Boldness
Antonyms : Weakness, Inability

Example Sentences

  • This album exposes him as an unremarkable singer, largely devoid of charisma or vocal prowess .
  • The Indian scientist was to be prized not just for intellectual prowess , but technical facility.

2. Deter

Class : Verb
Meaning : discourage (someone) from doing something, typically by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences..

Synonyms: Discourage, Prevent
Antonyms : Encourage, Support

Example Sentences

  • Police officers will also make regular checks to deter the sale and use of drugs in discos and pubs.
  • Only a health problem would deter him from seeking re-election

3. Persistence

Class : Noun
Meaning : firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition..

Synonyms: continuity, perseverance
Antonyms : Laziness, Idleness

Example Sentences

  • companies must have patience and persistence, but the rewards are there
  • His persistence was finally rewarded after he moved into real estate, and then city trading.

4. Obvious

Class : Adjective
Meaning : easily perceived or understood; clear, self-evident, or apparent..

Synonyms: Clear, Apparent
Antonyms : Unclear, Invisible

Example Sentences

  • I think this will appear obvious to the audience.
  • They were obviously going off duty but they stopped to help me up and investigate.

5. Aggrieved

Class : Adjective
Meaning : feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated..

Synonyms: ill-treated, abused
Antonyms : Happy, Satisfied

Example Sentences

  • If a judgment has been obtained by perjured evidence remedies are available to the aggrieved party.
  • When police arrived, she was even more aggrieved as it seemed her party was spoken to by police when they had done nothing wrong.

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