Video:English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 246 – December 01st, 2017

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1. Peril

Class : Noun
Meaning : serious and immediate danger..

Synonyms: risk, danger
Antonyms : security, safeness

Example Sentences

  • And then her son would have no choice but to face the greatest peril of his life.
  • Agitated behavior often develops abruptly and at times has potential for immediate peril .

2. Conjure

Class : Verb
Meaning : make (something) appear unexpectedly or seemingly from nowhere as if by magic.

Synonyms: summon, recall
Antonyms : repulse, demote

Example Sentences

  • She explains about her seven dead children and how she sent her daughter to conjure the spirits of the dead.
  • We can only conjure up the ghosts of the past through our fragmented memories.

3. Agnostic

Class : Noun
Meaning : a person who believes that nothing is known.

Synonyms: atheist, faithless
Antonyms : believer, devout

Example Sentences

  • So that wrestling is characteristic of my religious or agnostic poetry, but not necessarily everything else I do.
  • I’m quite agnostic about synchronicity unless it seems really powerfully relevant to me.

4. Reprieve

Class : Noun
Meaning : a cancellation or postponement of a punishment.

Synonyms: pardon, release
Antonyms : blame, punish

Example Sentences

  • He accepted the death sentence and refused to appeal for a reprieve
  • Another possible outcome is that global uncertainty could give the US dollar a reprieve from its recent slide.

5. Chronic

Class : Adjective
Meaning : (of an illness) persisting for a long time or constantly recurring..

Synonyms: constant, persistent
Antonyms : occasional, uniqueness

Example Sentences

  • Because the job requires its workers to be away from home, there is a chronic driver shortage.
  • A terrible drought last year sparked chronic food shortages this year.

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