The Hindu Vocabulary – 27-01-2018 : Important For Competitive Exams : SSC CGL, Bank PO/Clerk, IBPS PO-RRB, CSAT, CDS, NDA, AFCAT

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1.VULNERABLE (ADJECTIVE): can easily be hurt

Synonyms:  sensitive, unsafe         ————> Antonyms: guarded, safe

Example Sentence: The new changes are for protection of children and vulnerable road users.

  1. IMPERATIVE(ADJECTIVE): of vital importance

Synonyms: compulsory, crucial  ————> Antonyms: optional, unrestrained   

Example Sentence: It is imperative to have an institutionalized and sustainable data system.


  1. LACUNA(NOUN): deficiency

Synonyms: hiatus, depression          ————> Antonyms: closure, continuity   

Example Sentence: This lacuna has been addressed for the first time.

  1. INSTANCE (NOUN):an example of something

Synonyms: precedent, proof  ————> Antonyms: hypothesis, theory

Example Sentence: For instance, we have some cases to show you.

  1. STIMULUS (NOUN):encouragement

Synonyms: fillip, incentive    ————> Antonyms: deterrent, discouragement  

Example Sentence: Countries will need to move beyond monetary stimulus to boost their economies.

  1. SPOOK (VERB):frighten

Synonyms: alarm, panic    ————> Antonyms: calm, delight

Example Sentence: The central banks have been carefully spooking markets since last year.

  1. RECKONING (NOUN):calculation

Synonyms: estimation, arithmetic  ————> Antonyms: conjecture, guess  

Example Sentence:  It seems the day of reckoning may not be too far as consumer price inflation begins to push central banks to rethink their dovish stance.

  1. GARNER(VERB):  reap

 Synonyms: assemble, cumulate   ————> Antonyms: disperse, separate   

Example Sentence: The campaign had garnered a lot of support from within the Indian community.

  1. ROOT(VERB):establish deeply and firmly

Synonyms: ingrain, poke   ————> Antonyms: cover, dislodge

Example Sentence: Turkey launched operation Olive Branch aimed at rooting out the Kurdish People’s rights.

  1. TERSE(ADJECTIVE): abrupt  

Synonyms: brusque, curt    ————> Antonyms: gentle, polite    

Example Sentence:  The terse White House statement came after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a major attack.


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