The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 08 February 2021

1.  ASSUAGE (VERB): relieve

Synonyms: ease, alleviate

Antonyms: aggravate

Example Sentence:

The letter assuaged the fears of most members.

 

2. VINDICTIVE (ADJECTIVE): vengeful

Synonyms: revengeful, avenging

Antonyms: forgiving

Example Sentence:

The criticism was both vindictive and personalised.

 

3. FORMIDABLE (ADJECTIVE): intimidating

Synonyms: forbidding, redoubtable

Antonyms: comforting

Example Sentence:

In debate he was a formidable opponent.

 

4. LACKLUSTRE (ADJECTIVE): uninspired

Synonyms: uninspiring, unimaginative

Antonyms: inspired

Example Sentence:

No excuses were made for the team’s lacklustre performance.

 

5. BLATANT (ADJECTIVE): flagrant

Synonyms: glaring, obvious

Antonyms: inconspicuous

Example Sentence:

The blatant defiance was so sweetly uttered; he didn’t know how to respond.

 

6. DISMAY (NOUN): appall

Synonyms: horrify, shock

Antonyms: encourage

Example Sentence:

I was dismayed by the U-turn in policy.

 

7. INDUCE (VERB): persuade

Synonyms: convince, get

Antonyms: dissuade

Example Sentence:

The pickets induced many workers to stay away.

 

8. DISSENT (NOUN): disagreement

Synonyms: dispute, argument

Antonyms: agreement

Example Sentence:

There was no dissent from this view.

 

9. VIRTUOUS (ADJECTIVE): righteous

Synonyms: good, moral

Antonyms: bad

Example Sentence:

He considered himself very virtuous because he neither drank nor smoked.

 

10. SCURRY (NOUN): rush

Synonyms: race, dash

Antonyms: stroll

Example Sentence:

I was in such a scurry.

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