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.



Synonyms: swift, quick

Antonyms: slow

Example Sentence: The murder investigation needs to get expeditious.



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.



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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