The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 07 February 2021

1. TRENCHANT (ADJECTIVE): incisive

Synonyms: cutting, pointed

Antonyms: woolly, vague

Example Sentence:

The White Paper makes trenchant criticisms of health authorities.

 

2. ABRASIVE (ADJECTIVE): caustic

Synonyms: cutting, grating

Antonyms: kind

Example Sentence:

Her abrasive and arrogant personal style won her few friends.

 

3. TURBULENCE (NOUN): turmoil

Synonyms: instability, conflict

Antonyms: peace

Example Sentence:

The country is facing extreme political turbulence.

 

4. CONGRUENCE (NOUN): compatibility

Synonyms: consistency, conformity

Antonyms: conflict

Example Sentence:

The results show quite good congruence with recent studies.

 

5. DISPENSE (VERB): waive

Synonyms: omit, drop

Antonyms: include

Example Sentence:

Let’s dispense with the formalities, shall we?

 

6. INTRUSIVE (ADJECTIVE): intruding

Synonyms: invasive, obtrusive

Antonyms: low-key

Example Sentence:

He asked an intrusive question.

 

7. INHIBIT (VERB): impede

Synonyms: hinder, hamper

Antonyms: assist

Example Sentence:

Cold inhibits plant growth.

 

8. FLICKER (VERB): glimmer

Synonyms: glint, gleam

Antonyms: burn steadily

Example Sentence:

The interior lights flickered, and came on.

 

9. FIASCO (NOUN): failure

Synonyms: disaster, catastrophe

Antonyms: success

Example Sentence:

His plans turned into a fiasco.

 

10. EXPEDITIOUS (ADJECTIVE):  speedy

Synonyms: swift, quick

Antonyms: slow

Example Sentence:

The murder investigation needs to get expeditious.

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