The Hindu Vocabulary – 31-01-2018 : Important For Competitive Exams : SSC CGL, Bank PO/Clerk, IBPS PO-RRB, CSAT, CDS, NDA, AFCAT

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1.OPACITY (NOUN): non-transparency

Ι⇒ Synonyms:  darkness, obscurity    Ι⇒  Antonyms: brightness, cognizance   

Example Sentence: I could not see anything due to opacity.

  1. SUBVERSION(NOUN): destruction, end

Ι⇒ Synonyms: sabotage, disruption    Ι⇒ Antonyms: continuation, assistance     

Example Sentence: I don’t know the extent of the others’ subversion.


  1. QUANTUM(NOUN): quantity, amount

Ι⇒ Synonyms: amount, measure        Ι⇒ Antonyms: part, whole    

Example Sentence: Measuring the quantum amount of the object destroyed it.

  1. LEGITIMATE (ADJECTIVE):legal, judicial  

Ι⇒ Synonyms: sensible, consistent      Ι⇒  Antonyms: abnormal, illegal   

Example Sentence: The children were legitimate and legal heirs.

  1. DISPENSATION (NOUN):system, arrangement

Ι⇒ Synonyms: allotment, courtesy   Ι⇒ Antonyms: denial, veto

Example Sentence: To get a divorce, they need to request a dispensation from the leader.

  1. PROPAGANDA (NOUN):information used in a political point of view

Ι⇒ Synonyms: indoctrination, publicity    Ι⇒ Antonyms: truth, principle

Example Sentence: During election season, politicians try to beat rivals by airing propaganda.

  1. DISCLOSURE (NOUN):declaration, revelation

Ι⇒ Synonyms: acknowledgement, confession  Ι⇒ Antonyms: concealment, secret   

Example Sentence: Owing to the disclosure of some of its secrets, the organisations became liberalised.

  1. DISCRETIONARY(ADJECTIVE):  optional or non-compulsory

 Ι⇒ Synonyms: unrestricted, elective   Ι⇒ Antonyms: non-discretionary, restricted

Example Sentence: You have now the discretionary power for the recruitment.

  1. ANONYMITY(NOUN):the condition of being anonymous

Ι⇒ Synonyms: namelessness, ambiguity   Ι⇒ Antonyms: lucidity, certainty  

Example Sentence: She wants herself anonymity.

  1. RELUCTANCE(noun): unwillingness   

Ι⇒ Synonyms: hesitancy, objection    Ι⇒ Antonyms: acceptance, allowance     

Example Sentence: He tossed in a hint of reluctance.


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