The Hindu Vocabulary – 28-01-2018 : Important For Competitive Exams : SSC CGL, Bank PO/Clerk, IBPS PO-RRB, CSAT, CDS, NDA, AFCAT

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1.AUSTERE (ADJECTIVE): severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding

Synonyms: stringent, sober ————> Antonyms: flexible , elaborate

Example Sentence: In the past I was very good about working within an austere food budget.


  1. PRODIGY (NOUN):person or thing that is extraordinary

Synonyms: whiz, wunderkind ————> Antonyms: imbecile, normality

Example Sentence: Maria could play the piano at age 5, so many people considered her to be a prodigy.

  1. ZEALOT (NOUN):fanatic

Synonyms: die hard, extremist  ————> Antonyms: conservative, moderate

Example Sentence: The zealots are offensive to those who believe in humanitarian service.


  1. PROCLIVITY (NOUN):inclination

Synonyms: predilection, penchant  ————> Antonyms: dislike, disinclination

Example Sentence: Some employees are never satisfied because they have proclivity towards complaining.

  1. RADIANCE (NOUN):brightness

Synonyms: luminescence, brilliance  ————> Antonyms: dullness, darkness

Example Sentence: We were surprised by its radiance.

  1. OBLITERATE (VERB):wipe out

Synonyms: destroy, annihilate  ————> Antonyms: construct, create

Example Sentence: The whole village was obliterated by the continued shelling of Pakistani troops.

  1. AMASS (VERB):collect

Synonyms: garner, compile  ————> Antonyms: disperse, divide

Example Sentence: He has no time to do good for others and appears to be more interested in amassing wealth.

  1. WAN (ADJECTIVE):light

Synonyms: fade, dim ————> Antonyms: clear, bright

Example Sentence: She looked wan and weak after long illness.

  1. PROLOCUTOR (NOUN):person in charge of proceedings

Synonyms: administrator, chairperson ————> Antonyms: nobody, follower

Example Sentence: He was twice prolocutor of the lower house of convocation for the province of Canterbury

10.FERVENT(ADJECTIVE): enthusiastic

Synonyms: ecstatic, passionate ————> Antonyms: dull, unexcited

Example Sentence: These moments can cause irrational acts or imprint fervent memories on a wanton brain.


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