Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 114 – May 09, 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 “Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election: The centre holds” for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Elicited

Class : Verb
Meaning : evoke or draw out (a response, answer, or fact) from someone in reaction to one’s own actions or questions..

Synonyms: Obtain, Extract
Antonyms : Covered, Halted

Example Sentences

  • In fact, neither of these statements elicited a positive response and Wilson quickly moved on.
  • We need to stop worrying about what others think of us and make pictures that elicit a gut reaction.

2. Rival

Class : Noun
Meaning : a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity..

Synonyms: Opponent, Competitior
Antonyms : Buddy, Friend

Example Sentences

  • I also study all the games played by my rivals in the forthcoming competition.
  • But now I really do need their help in one very big gang battle between our rival and two other gangs.

3. Elite

Class : Noun
Meaning : a select part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities..

Synonyms: Best, Top
Antonyms : Worst, Poor

Example Sentences

  • The traditional elites were relegated into the background several decades ago.
  • An elite athlete

4. Tumultuous

Class : Adjective
Meaning : making a loud, confused noise; uproarious..

Synonyms: Violent, Wild
Antonyms : Calm, Peaceful

Example Sentences

  • There was a sudden burst of tumultuous noise from the concert area.
  • The coming academic year is likely to be tumultuous , given the prevailing unrest among students on various counts.

5. Fringe

Class : Adjective
Meaning : not part of the mainstream; unconventional, peripheral, or extreme..

Synonyms: Margin, Boundary
Antonyms : Middle, Interior

Example Sentences

  • But being me I kept being distracted by the fringe of the projected image.
  • Though most of these extreme groups are on the fringe , they are increasingly attracting votes and making coalitions with mainstream parties such as in Europe.

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