Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU (Part 1) – March 28, 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 “Powered by a pause: delay in Indo-U.S. nuclear deal” for words with rich vocabulary.

Word 1


Class : Noun

Meaning : a thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress

Synonyms : Barrier, Block

Antonyms : Advantage, Clearance

Example Sentences:

The obstacles for doctors and nurses who care for poor patients often are even larger.

Laser technology brings it to a halt when obstacles loom.


Word 2


Class : Adjective

Meaning : of money  yet to be paid

Synonyms : Unpaid, Unsettled

Antonyms : Paid, Settled

Example Sentences:

Mr Voorspuy’s body was left at the scene for more than 24 hours owing to the volatile security situation.

Toshiba is already on a Tokyo Stock Exchange watch list owing to the accounting scandal.


Word 3


Class : Verb

Meaning : sign or give formal consent to a treaty, contract, or agreement making it officially valid

Synonyms : Approve, Sign

Antonyms : Oppose, Deny

Example Sentences:

In September, the US and China agreed to formally ratify the Paris climate agreement.

Senate President Aaron Ford says that “this go-around, equal rights will be ratified in Nevada.”


Word 4


Class : Adjective

Meaning : agreed in a contract

Synonyms : Authorized, Fair

Antonyms : Illegal, Invalid

Example Sentences:

But the judge ruled that English contractual law barred them from doing so.

Companies from technology to tourism have established contractual relationships with Cuba under the Obama-era changes.


Word 5


Class : Noun

Meaning : an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes

Synonyms : Problem, Reverse

Antonyms : Boost, Success

Example Sentences:

The dip in support for the SPD was a setback in its first electoral test under new leader Martin Schulz.

The UK’s looming exit is the Union’s biggest setback ever.


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