English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 248 – December 07th, 2017

Share on whatsapp
Share on facebook
Share on twitter

1. Flak

Class : Noun
Meaning : antiaircraft fire.

Synonyms: fire, knock
Antonyms : praise, compliment

Example Sentences

  • We know she let her drivers take the flak when they carried her, at speed, halfway across the South Island.
  • Approximately 50 enemy aircraft were in the vicinity and the entire area was full of friendly flak .

2. Devise

Class : Verb
Meaning : plan or invent (a complex procedure, system, or mechanism) by careful thought.

Synonyms: design, invent
Antonyms : improvise, borrow

Example Sentences

  • Transfers of real property by inheritance or devise are not subject to the real estate excise tax.
  • We have found the Report useful in devising the guidelines.

3. Bigotry

Class : Noun
Meaning : bigoted attitudes; intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself.

Synonyms: intolerance, discrimination
Antonyms : tolerance, liberal

Example Sentences

  • Empty churches may well be empty because of the image that we are presenting narrowness and bigotry and prejudice.
  • Our elections should be a contest of policies, unclouded by bigotry or racism.

4. Smouldering

Class : Verb
Meaning : burn slowly with smoke but no flame.

Synonyms: burn, smoke
Antonyms : froze, foamed

Example Sentences

  • If you try to burn it too slowly, the fire will change from flaming to smoldering combustion.
  • A fuel that burned too fast would explode like a bomb; a fuel that burned too slow would smolder like a barbecue grill.

5. Outpace

Class : Verb
Meaning : go, rise, or improve faster than.

Synonyms: exceed, overtake
Antonyms : associate, crawl

Example Sentences

  • Connected to each other, the destroyers could easily outpace a submarine and trap it.
  • Current and capital accounts are in surplus and Asia’s growth is outpacing the rest of the world, it said.

Leave a Comment

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get Latest updates from Exambin right into your mailbox. Never miss an update again.

Share this post with your friends

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Scroll to Top