The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams – 28 January 2021

1. TUMBLE (VERB: plummet

Synonyms: plunge, dive

Antonyms: rise

Example Sentence:

In the last decade, property prices have tumbled.

 

2. DIFFERENTIAL (ADJECTIVE): distinctive

Synonyms: different, dissimilar

Antonyms: similar

Example Sentence:

Germany and France pledged to maintain the differential between the two.

 

3. DEFER (VERB): yield

Synonyms: submit, give way

Antonyms: stand up to

Example Sentence:

He deferred to his absolutely superior knowledge.

 

4. PREPOSTEROUS (ADJECTIVE): absurd

Synonyms: ridiculous, foolish

Antonyms: reasonable

Example Sentence:

He gave us a preposterous suggestion.

 

5. INCLINE (VERB): liable

Synonyms: likely, prone

Antonyms: unlikely

Example Sentence:

She’s inclined to gossip with complete strangers.

 

6. VULNERABLE (ADJECTIVE): at risk

Synonyms: endangered, unsafe

Antonyms: safe

Example Sentence:

We were in a vulnerable position.

 

7. HOARD (VERB): store

Synonyms: store up, stockpile

Antonyms: squander

Example Sentence:

Thousands of antiques hoarded by a compulsive collector.

 

8. RAMPANT (ADJECTIVE): uncontrolled

Synonyms: unrestrained, unchecked

Antonyms: controlled

Example Sentence:

Political violence was rampant in the area.

 

9. ABET (VERB): assist

Synonyms: aid, help

Antonyms: hinder

Example Sentence:

His actions were shown to abet terrorism.

 

10. MERCY (NOUN): leniency

Synonyms: lenience, clemency

Antonyms: ruthlessness

Example Sentence:

The boy was screaming and begging for mercy.

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