The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 19 March 2021
1. PROSCRIBE (VERB): forbid
Synonyms: prohibit, ban
Example Sentence: Strikes remained proscribed in the armed forces.
2. MAGNITUDE (NOUN): importance
Synonyms: import, significance
Example Sentence: History has a lot of events of tragic magnitude.
3. EXPEDITIOUS (ADJECTIVE): speedy
Synonyms: swift, quick
Example Sentence: The murder investigation needs to get expeditious.
4. DREADFUL (ADJECTIVE): terrible
Synonyms: frightful, horrible
Example Sentence: He survived a dreadful accident.
5. CATASTROPHE (NOUN): disaster
Synonyms: calamity, cataclysm
Example Sentence: Things may drag on perhaps till July, but then a catastrophe must could come.
6. MARGINAL (ADJECTIVE): slight
Synonyms: small, tiny
Example Sentence: It seems to make just marginal difference.
7. OVERWEENING (ADJECTIVE): overconfident
Synonyms: conceited, cocksure
Example Sentence: His modesty is nothing but a cover for his overweening conceit.
8. BURGEON (VERB): expand
Synonyms: shoot up, swell
Example Sentence: The city’s suburbs have burgeoned, sprawling out from the centre.
9. FOUNDER (VERB): fail
Synonyms: fall through, fall flat
Example Sentence: The talks foundered on the reform issue.
10. ACCEDE (VERB): accept
Synonyms: endorse, go along with
Example Sentence: He did not accede to his child’s demands.