The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 06 February 2021

1. BURGEON (VERB): expand

Synonyms: shoot up, swell

Antonyms: shrink

Example Sentence:

The city’s suburbs have burgeoned, sprawling out from the centre.


2. EXPLICABLE (ADJECTIVE): comprehensible

Synonyms: understandable, definable

Antonyms: inexplicable

Example Sentence:

Differences in schools were not explicable in terms of differences in intake.


3. PROTRACT (VERB): prolong

Synonyms: extend, draw out

Antonyms: curtail

Example Sentence:

He had certainly taken his time, even protracting the process.


4. ABREAST (ADVERB): up with

Synonyms: up to date with, in touch with

Antonyms: out of touch with

Example Sentence:

In modern times, one has to keep abreast of developments.



Synonyms: restoration, replacement

Antonyms: seizure

Example Sentence:

The ANC had demanded the restitution of land seized from black people.


6. VIABLE (ADJECTIVE): workable

Synonyms: feasible, practicable

Antonyms: impracticable

Example Sentence:

The investment was economically viable.


7. ANTIPATHY (NOUN): hostility

Synonyms: antagonism, animosity

Antonyms: liking

Example Sentence:

He certainly had antipathy to capitalism.


8. LIBERAL (ADJECTIVE): generous

Synonyms: magnanimous, open-handed

Antonyms: miserly

Example Sentence:

Sam was too liberal with the wine.


9. EMPATHY (NOUN): affinity with

Synonyms: rapport with, togetherness

Antonyms: distance

Example Sentence:

She’d been incapable of empathy or remorse.


10. ACCEDE (VERB): accept

Synonyms: endorse, go along with

Antonyms: refuse

Example Sentence:

He did not accede to his child’s demands.

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