Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – March 13, 2017

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   The Hindu Editorial

In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “2017 Assembly elections: First among unequals” for words with rich vocabulary.

Word 1

inevitably 

Class : Adverb

Meaning : as is certain to happen; unavoidably.

Synonyms : necessarily, automatically

Antonyms : avoidably, unnecessarily

Example Sentences:

war inevitably has casualties

Rising fuel costs will inevitably lead to higher prices for other items.

 

Word 2

plateau 

Class : Noun

Meaning : an area of relatively level high ground.

Synonyms : upland, plain

Antonyms : valley, lowland

Example Sentences:

In the last 10 years, however, we’ve hit a fairly level plateau .

Two years ago, however, my fitness level hit a plateau .

 

Word 3

stroll 

Class : Noun

Meaning : a short leisurely walk.

Synonyms : saunter, wander

Antonyms : run, bolt

Example Sentences:

It is a short stroll from the town centre and is within walking distance of the Dart station.

we took a stroll in the garden

 

Word 4

incumbency 

Class : Noun

Meaning : the holding of an office or the period during which one is held.

Synonyms : term of office, tenure

Antonyms : assets, draftee

Example Sentences:

Presidential incumbency was used to attract media attention to the presidential candidate.

As incumbency becomes a permanent entitlement, fewer challengers bother to run.

 

Word 5

averse 

Class : Adjective

Meaning : having a strong dislike of or opposition to something.

Synonyms : Opposed to, against

Antonyms : favorable, willing

Example Sentences:

Some will be risk averse , others close to retirement and unwilling to jeopardise their futures.

I also stand to see the value of my property increase, which I’m not averse to.

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