The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 24 February 2021

1. QUASH (VERB): put an end to

Synonyms: stamp out, put a stop to

Antonyms: bring about

Example Sentence:

A hospital executive quashed rumours that nursing staff will lose jobs.

 

2. INTRINSIC (ADJECTIVE): inherent

Synonyms: innate, inborn

Antonyms: extrinsic

Example Sentence:

Access to the arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life.

 

3. CLEMENCY (NOUN): mercy

Synonyms: leniency, lenience

Antonyms: ruthlessness

Example Sentence:

She was granted clemency after killing her violent husband.

 

4. ATTENUATE (VERB): weaken

Synonyms: reduce, lessen

Antonyms: strengthen

Example Sentence:

When the walls built to attenuate the force of the water collapsed, the city flooded.

 

5. PEJORATIVE (ADJECTIVE): disparaging

Synonyms: derogatory, deprecator

Antonyms: complimentary

Example Sentence:

Permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term.

 

6. SUCCUMB (NOUN): yield

Synonyms: give in give way

Antonyms: resist

Example Sentence:

We cannot merely give up and succumb to despair.

 

7. EPISODIC (ADJECTIVE): intermittent

Synonyms: irregular, sporadic

Antonyms: continuous

Example Sentence:

Volcanic activity is too episodic in nature.

 

8. CULMINATE (VERB): peak

Synonyms: come to a head, climax

Antonyms: end

Example Sentence:

The day will culminate with a presentation to members of Parliament.

 

9. CONSTANTLY (ADVERB): always

Synonyms: all the time, continually

Antonyms: occasionally

Example Sentence:

The world is constantly changing.

 

10. WHIM (NOUN): impulse

Synonyms: urge, notion

Antonyms: stability

Example Sentence:

She bought it on a whim.

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