The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 06 February 2021
1. BURGEON (VERB): expand
Synonyms: shoot up, swell
The city’s suburbs have burgeoned, sprawling out from the centre.
2. EXPLICABLE (ADJECTIVE): comprehensible
Synonyms: understandable, definable
Differences in schools were not explicable in terms of differences in intake.
3. PROTRACT (VERB): prolong
Synonyms: extend, draw out
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
In modern times, one has to keep abreast of developments.
5. RESTITUTION (NOUN): return
Synonyms: restoration, replacement
The ANC had demanded the restitution of land seized from black people.
6. VIABLE (ADJECTIVE): workable
Synonyms: feasible, practicable
The investment was economically viable.
7. ANTIPATHY (NOUN): hostility
Synonyms: antagonism, animosity
He certainly had antipathy to capitalism.
8. LIBERAL (ADJECTIVE): generous
Synonyms: magnanimous, open-handed
Sam was too liberal with the wine.
9. EMPATHY (NOUN): affinity with
Synonyms: rapport with, togetherness
She’d been incapable of empathy or remorse.
10. ACCEDE (VERB): accept
Synonyms: endorse, go along with
He did not accede to his child’s demands.