Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU (Part II) – March 29, 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 “Passing the Tests: another win for team India against Australia” for words with rich vocabulary.

Word 1

cope 

Class : Verb

Meaning : deal effectively with something difficult

Synonyms : Manage, Deal with

Antonyms : Abandon, Fail

Example Sentences:

Some young people do not cope very well with school and may end up being excluded.

the roads are barely adequate to cope with the present traffic

 

Word 2

astute 

Class : Adjective

Meaning : having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage

Synonyms : Sharp, Acute

Antonyms : Idiotic, Stupid

Example Sentences:

I regard him as an astute businessman who is very conscious of the value of capital.

All three are politically astute and have been following the election in the media.

 

Word 3

mettle 

Class : Noun

Meaning : a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way

Synonyms : Spirit, Caliber

Antonyms : Weakness, Fear

Example Sentences:

The children also proved their mettle in reciting popular Tamil poetry.

the team showed their true mettle in the second half

 

Word 4

fulcrum 

Class : Noun

Meaning : the point on which a lever rests or is supported and on which it pivots

Synonyms : Pivot, Support

Antonyms : Acme, Crown

Example Sentences:

tourism was the fulcrum for economic growth

she was the fulcrum of family life

 

Word 5

riveting 

Class : Adjective

Meaning : completely engrossing; compelling

Synonyms : Fascinating, Interesting

Antonyms : Boring, Tedious

Example Sentences:

the book is a riveting account of the legendary freedom fighter

It was the most riveting episode in sport I have ever seen.

 

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