The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams – 28 January 2021
1. TUMBLE (VERB: plummet
Synonyms: plunge, dive
In the last decade, property prices have tumbled.
2. DIFFERENTIAL (ADJECTIVE): distinctive
Synonyms: different, dissimilar
Germany and France pledged to maintain the differential between the two.
3. DEFER (VERB): yield
Synonyms: submit, give way
Antonyms: stand up to
He deferred to his absolutely superior knowledge.
4. PREPOSTEROUS (ADJECTIVE): absurd
Synonyms: ridiculous, foolish
He gave us a preposterous suggestion.
5. INCLINE (VERB): liable
Synonyms: likely, prone
She’s inclined to gossip with complete strangers.
6. VULNERABLE (ADJECTIVE): at risk
Synonyms: endangered, unsafe
We were in a vulnerable position.
7. HOARD (VERB): store
Synonyms: store up, stockpile
Thousands of antiques hoarded by a compulsive collector.
8. RAMPANT (ADJECTIVE): uncontrolled
Synonyms: unrestrained, unchecked
Political violence was rampant in the area.
9. ABET (VERB): assist
Synonyms: aid, help
His actions were shown to abet terrorism.
10. MERCY (NOUN): leniency
Synonyms: lenience, clemency
The boy was screaming and begging for mercy.