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
A hospital executive quashed rumours that nursing staff will lose jobs.
2. INTRINSIC (ADJECTIVE): inherent
Synonyms: innate, inborn
Access to the arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life.
3. CLEMENCY (NOUN): mercy
Synonyms: leniency, lenience
She was granted clemency after killing her violent husband.
4. ATTENUATE (VERB): weaken
Synonyms: reduce, lessen
When the walls built to attenuate the force of the water collapsed, the city flooded.
5. PEJORATIVE (ADJECTIVE): disparaging
Synonyms: derogatory, deprecator
Permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term.
6. SUCCUMB (NOUN): yield
Synonyms: give in give way
We cannot merely give up and succumb to despair.
7. EPISODIC (ADJECTIVE): intermittent
Synonyms: irregular, sporadic
Volcanic activity is too episodic in nature.
8. CULMINATE (VERB): peak
Synonyms: come to a head, climax
The day will culminate with a presentation to members of Parliament.
9. CONSTANTLY (ADVERB): always
Synonyms: all the time, continually
The world is constantly changing.
10. WHIM (NOUN): impulse
Synonyms: urge, notion
She bought it on a whim.