English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 228 – October 31st, 2017

1. Effervescent

Class : Adjective
Meaning : vivacious and enthusiastic..

Synonyms: lively, excited
Antonyms : dull, inactive

Example Sentences

  • It’s effervescent and sparkly, but like champagne it can become indigestible after prolonged exposure.
  • She is bubbly, effervescent , and clearly chock full of manic energy.

2. Stodgy

Class : Adjective
Meaning : dull and uninspired..

Synonyms: tough, dull
Antonyms : Inspired, Active

Example Sentences

  • It is said with truth that Australia assumed the stodgy aspects of nineteenth century British life.
  • Most of my students used informal, asymmetrical balance, as formal balance can seem stodgy and dull.

3. Subversive

Class : Adjective
Meaning : seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution.

Synonyms: revolutionary, disloyal
Antonyms : loyal, obedient

Example Sentences

  • Over 60 of its members, including its leader, were arrested and accused of espionage, subversive activities and other crimes.
  • He has even banned subversive activities such as opera, ballet and the circus.

4. Smacked

Class : Verb
Meaning : strike (someone or something), typically with the palm of the hand and as a punishment..

Synonyms: slapped, cracked
Antonyms : abundance, deal

Example Sentences

  • He kept running and smacked into him, knocking both of them down in the muck on the ground.
  • The door had smacked right into Amy, knocking her off her feet, her nose bleeding.

5. Hustings

Class : Noun
Meaning : a meeting at which candidates in an election address potential voters..

Synonyms: stage, meeting
Antonyms : separation, avoidance

Example Sentences

  • I think we can expect to see them on the hustings soon.
  • An election is here again and the political parties are on the hustings .

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