The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 08 February 2021
1. ASSUAGE (VERB): relieve
Synonyms: ease, alleviate
The letter assuaged the fears of most members.
2. VINDICTIVE (ADJECTIVE): vengeful
Synonyms: revengeful, avenging
The criticism was both vindictive and personalised.
3. FORMIDABLE (ADJECTIVE): intimidating
Synonyms: forbidding, redoubtable
In debate he was a formidable opponent.
4. LACKLUSTRE (ADJECTIVE): uninspired
Synonyms: uninspiring, unimaginative
No excuses were made for the team’s lacklustre performance.
5. BLATANT (ADJECTIVE): flagrant
Synonyms: glaring, obvious
The blatant defiance was so sweetly uttered; he didn’t know how to respond.
6. DISMAY (NOUN): appall
Synonyms: horrify, shock
I was dismayed by the U-turn in policy.
7. INDUCE (VERB): persuade
Synonyms: convince, get
The pickets induced many workers to stay away.
8. DISSENT (NOUN): disagreement
Synonyms: dispute, argument
There was no dissent from this view.
9. VIRTUOUS (ADJECTIVE): righteous
Synonyms: good, moral
He considered himself very virtuous because he neither drank nor smoked.
10. SCURRY (NOUN): rush
Synonyms: race, dash
I was in such a scurry.