Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – March 31, 2017

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Youtube Channel    The Hindu Editorial

In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “A clean-up act: no compromise over air quality” for words with rich vocabulary.

Word 1


Class : Verb

Meaning : take the place of a person or thing previously in authority or use

Synonyms : Replace, Succeed

Antonyms : Stay, Support

Example Sentences:

Instead, Gov. Rick Scott imposes his office, supersedes her will and tramples upon the separation of powers.

It will one day be superseded by cryptosystems that are immune to quantum attack.


Word 2


Class : Verb

Meaning : of wind  move creating an air current

Synonyms : Blast, Rush

Antonyms : Calm, Good fortune

Example Sentences:

Like other EU countries, France blows hot and cold on Russia.

“We knew New York was expensive. We didn’t want to blow all our money on rent.”


Word 3


Class : Adjective

Meaning : longer produced or used

Synonyms : Outdated, Old-fashioned

Antonyms : Modern, Contemporary

Example Sentences:

That’s a critical change that threatens to render Wi-Fi obsolete.

Our system of electing Presidents and Representatives is obsolete.


Word 4


Class : Noun

Meaning : the latest time or date by which something should be completed

Synonyms : Time limit, Target date

Antonyms : Beginning, Limitlessness

Example Sentences:

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao imposed the sanction after the region failed to meet a February deadline to set up the body.

Britain’s secretary of state, James Brokenshire, faces a legal deadline of 4 p.m.


Word 5


Class : Adjective

Meaning : concerned with or engaged in commerce

Synonyms : Business, Trade

Antonyms : Noncommercial, Not-for-profit

Example Sentences:

Iraq’s second largest city, once a thriving manufacturing and commercial center, is now a wreckage of destroyed factories, shops, and homes.

New commercial satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the northeastern part of North Korea shows an increased level of activity there.


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