Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 225 – October 26th, 2017

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1. Erroneous

Class : Adjective
Meaning : wrong; incorrect..

Synonyms: inaccurate, FALSE
Antonyms : accurate, correct

Example Sentences

  • This policy is but one of the Liberal reforms based on erroneous assumptions about poverty.
  • Second, she makes the erroneous assumption that filesharing is similar to home taping.

2. Staggering

Class : Verb
Meaning : walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall..

Synonyms: astonishing, overwhelming
Antonyms : unremarkable, dull

Example Sentences

  • A succession of weak Prime Ministers and lack-lustre governments saw the country stagger from bad to worse.
  • She took off again, this time at more of a stagger than a run.

3. Adjunct

Class : Noun
Meaning : a thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part.

Synonyms: accessory, addition
Antonyms : detriment, 3 lessening

Example Sentences

  • In either case, quality service is an essential adjunct to a quality product.
  • They aren’t part of the essential life of the community, merely a decorative adjunct to it.

4. Amassing

Class : Verb
Meaning : gather together or accumulate (a large amount or number of valuable material or things) over a period of time..

Synonyms: gathering, collecting
Antonyms : disbursing, dissipating

Example Sentences

  • Traditionally only organizations had the resources to amass large amounts of consumer information.
  • She was herself a stock broker for a number of years, and through her company amassed a fortune.

5. Dearth

Class : Noun
Meaning : a scarcity or lack of something.

Synonyms: lack,
Antonyms : abundance, excess

Example Sentences

  • He feels there is a dearth of good landscape paintings in Kerala.
  • For far too long, talk radio in our area has had a dearth of intelligent commentators.

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