The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 07 February 2021
1. TRENCHANT (ADJECTIVE): incisive
Synonyms: cutting, pointed
Antonyms: woolly, vague
The White Paper makes trenchant criticisms of health authorities.
2. ABRASIVE (ADJECTIVE): caustic
Synonyms: cutting, grating
Her abrasive and arrogant personal style won her few friends.
3. TURBULENCE (NOUN): turmoil
Synonyms: instability, conflict
The country is facing extreme political turbulence.
4. CONGRUENCE (NOUN): compatibility
Synonyms: consistency, conformity
The results show quite good congruence with recent studies.
5. DISPENSE (VERB): waive
Synonyms: omit, drop
Let’s dispense with the formalities, shall we?
6. INTRUSIVE (ADJECTIVE): intruding
Synonyms: invasive, obtrusive
He asked an intrusive question.
7. INHIBIT (VERB): impede
Synonyms: hinder, hamper
Cold inhibits plant growth.
8. FLICKER (VERB): glimmer
Synonyms: glint, gleam
Antonyms: burn steadily
The interior lights flickered, and came on.
9. FIASCO (NOUN): failure
Synonyms: disaster, catastrophe
His plans turned into a fiasco.
10. EXPEDITIOUS (ADJECTIVE): speedy
Synonyms: swift, quick
The murder investigation needs to get expeditious.