The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 08 March 2021

1. CONCEDE (VERB): admit

Synonyms: acknowledge accept

Antonyms: deny

Example Sentence:

I had to concede that I’d overreacted.

 

2. HYPOTHETICAL (ADJECTIVE): theoretical

Synonyms: speculative, conjectured

Antonyms: real

Example Sentence:

He brought up a hypothetical case to make his point.

 

3. ABEYANCE (NOUN): suspension

Synonyms: suspense, remission

Antonyms: in hand

Example Sentence:

Matters were held in abeyance pending further enquiries.

 

4. ARBITRARY (ADJECTIVE): despotic

Synonyms: tyrannical, peremptory

Antonyms: democratic

Example Sentence:

India is not a country under arbitrary government.

 

5. SUSTAIN (VERB): comfort

Synonyms: help assist

Antonyms: torment

Example Sentence:

A thought had sustained him throughout the years.

 

6. DISTRESS (NOUN): anguish

Synonyms: suffering, pain

Antonyms: happiness

Example Sentence:

To his distress he saw that he was sad.

 

7. CONSISTENCY (NOUN): steadiness

Synonyms: stability constancy

Antonyms: inconsistency

Example Sentence:

The consistency of the measurement techniques is very essential.

 

8. IMPRUDENT (ADJECTIVE): unwise

Synonyms: injudicious, incautious

Antonyms: prudent

Example Sentence:

It would be imprudent to leave her behind.

 

9. SIMULATE (VERB): feign

Synonyms: pretend, fake

Antonym: genuine

Example Sentence:

It was impossible to force a smile, to simulate pleasure.

 

10. EPITOMISE (VERB):   summarize

Synonyms: abstract, precis

Antonyms: elaborate

Example Sentence:

For the benefit of our readers, we will epitomize the pamphlet.

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