The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 19 March 2021

1. PROSCRIBE (VERB): forbid

Synonyms: prohibit, ban

Antonyms: ban

Example Sentence: Strikes remained proscribed in the armed forces.

 

2. MAGNITUDE (NOUN): importance

Synonyms: import, significance

Antonyms: triviality

Example Sentence: History has a lot of events of tragic magnitude.

 

3. EXPEDITIOUS (ADJECTIVE):  speedy

Synonyms: swift, quick

Antonyms: slow

Example Sentence: The murder investigation needs to get expeditious.

 

4. DREADFUL (ADJECTIVE): terrible

Synonyms: frightful, horrible

Antonyms: mild

Example Sentence: He survived a dreadful accident.

 

5. CATASTROPHE (NOUN): disaster

Synonyms: calamity, cataclysm

Antonyms: salvation

Example Sentence: Things may drag on perhaps till July, but then a catastrophe must could come.

 

6. MARGINAL (ADJECTIVE): slight

Synonyms: small, tiny

Antonyms: vast

Example Sentence: It seems to make just marginal difference.

 

7. OVERWEENING (ADJECTIVE): overconfident

Synonyms: conceited, cocksure

Antonyms: modest

Example Sentence: His modesty is nothing but a cover for his overweening conceit.

 

8. BURGEON (VERB): expand

Synonyms: shoot up, swell

Antonyms: shrink

Example Sentence: The city’s suburbs have burgeoned, sprawling out from the centre.

 

9. FOUNDER (VERB):  fail

Synonyms: fall through, fall flat

Antonyms: succeed

Example Sentence: The talks foundered on the reform issue.

 

10. ACCEDE (VERB): accept

Synonyms: endorse, go along with

Antonyms: refuse

Example Sentence: He did not accede to his child’s demands.

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