Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 205 – September 22, 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 “Taper timetable — On quantitative easing in U.S.”for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Preclude

Class : Verb
Meaning : prevent from happening; make impossible..

Synonyms: Prevent, Prohibit
Antonyms : Allow, Permit

Example Sentences

  • His difficulties preclude him from leading a normal life
  • It precludes people from taking the legal route if they are unhappy with the service provided following assessment.

2. Undergird

Class : Verb
Meaning : secure or fasten from the underside, especially by a rope or chain passed underneath.

Synonyms: Support, Sustain
Antonyms : Contradict, Disapprove

Example Sentences

  • That’s a philosophy that needs to undergird retailers’ business plans this year
  • This issue undergirds every one of our human interactions.

3. Battered

Class : Verb
Meaning : strike repeatedly with hard blows; pound heavily and insistently.

Synonyms: Thrash, Beat
Antonyms : create, heal

Example Sentences

  • He concluded that on-base percentage was a better way to quantify a batter ‘s success than batting average.
  • He will keep fielders on their toes by getting the batter to hit ground balls.

4. Augur

Class : Verb
Meaning : (of an event or circumstance) portend a good or bad outcome..

Synonyms: Portend, Predict
Antonyms : fair, promising

Example Sentences

  • It augurs a far more democratic vision than a culture of achievement that recognizes only talent.
  • The precedent it set does not augur well for future similar elections.

5. Vigilant

Class : Adjective
Meaning : keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties..

Synonyms: Alert, Attentive
Antonyms : careless, inattentive

Example Sentences

  • Once again, we appeal to the community to be vigilant and to keep a watchful eye out for the elderly.
  • For unless you are vigilant and eagle eyed, you may not spot a fake note at the right time.

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