The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams – 03 February 2021

1. EXACERBATE (VERB): aggravate

Synonyms: worsen, inflame

Antonyms: calm

Example Sentence:

Their silly attempts to resolve their misunderstandings exacerbated matters.


2. INEVITABLE (ADJECTIVE): unavoidable

Synonyms: inescapable, inexorable

Antonyms: avoidable

Example Sentence:

Jessica drew out the inevitable by taking her time to select her food.


3. OSTRACISE (VERB): exclude

Synonyms: shun, spurn

Antonyms: welcome

Example Sentence:

She was declared a witch and ostracized by the villagers.


4. CREDIBILITY (NOUN): plausibility

Synonyms: believability, acceptability

Antonyms: implausibility

Example Sentence:

The book’s anecdotes have scant regard for credibility.


5. ALLY (VERB): combine

Synonyms: marry, couple

Antonyms: split

Example Sentence:

He allied his racing experience with his father’s business acumen.


6. FAIRLY (ADVERB): reasonably

Synonyms: passably, satisfactorily

Antonyms: insufficiently

Example Sentence:

I was fairly certain she had nothing to do with the affair.



Synonyms: small, tiny

Antonyms: vast

Example Sentence:

It seems to make just marginal difference.


8. WHITTLE (VERB): erode

Synonyms: wear away, eat away

Antonyms: increase

Example Sentence:

The list of five was whittled down to two.


9. RADICAL (ADJECTIVE): thorough

Synonyms: thoroughgoing, complete

Antonyms: superficial

Example Sentence:

A radical overhaul of the existing regulatory framework is needed.


10. MOUNT (VERB): go up

Synonyms: ascend, climb

Antonyms: descend

Example Sentence:

He mounted the steps.

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