Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 227 – October 30th, 2017

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1. Detrimental

Class : Adjective
Meaning : tending to cause harm..

Synonyms: harmful, injurious
Antonyms : desirable, beneficial

Example Sentences

  • The one growth area under this current government is on law and legislation but with detrimental effect on humans.
  • Human population growth on our planet is certainly detrimental to the environment.

2. Conducive

Class : Adjective
Meaning : making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible..

Synonyms: useful, helpful
Antonyms : unfavorable, adverse

Example Sentences

  • The roads are not conducive to big lorries coming back and forth.
  • The living environment of the school is not at all conducive to human habitation.

3. Sluggish

Class : Adjective
Meaning : slow-moving or inactive..

Synonyms: slow, inactive
Antonyms : active, fast

Example Sentences

  • I need to sustain my energy without eating so much I become sluggish .
  • The sluggish progress results from suspicion and buck-passing on both sides.

4. Dour

Class : Adjective
Meaning : relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance..

Synonyms: harsh, severe
Antonyms : cheerful, bright

Example Sentences

  • She said research suggested he was a ‘quiet and dour man’ and not even that good-looking.
  • He appears a dour and silent man notable only for his extreme religious convictions.

5. Throng

Class : Noun
Meaning : a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals..

Synonyms: crowd, mass
Antonyms : few, empty

Example Sentences

  • The band launches in to their first song and the crowd is a throng of jumping bodies.
  • Three hours before game time, a throng of reporters packed the space as if it were backstage at a Springsteen concert.

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