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The Hindu Vocabulary | 10.07.2017

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1. STIFLE (VERB): Restrain

Synonyms: suppress, repress    

Antonyms: release, free

Example Sentence:

She makes no attempt to stifle a yawn.

2. ARCHAIC (ADJECTIVE): Old-fashioned

Synonyms: obsolete, antiquated        
Antonyms: latest, modern
Example Sentence:
These archaic practices are advocated by people of limited outlook.
3. PRUNE (VERB): Pare down
Synonyms: trim, reduce            
Antonyms: include, increase
Example Sentence:
Economic hard times are forcing the companies to prune their budget.

4. ASCENSION (NOUN): Taking over

Synonyms: succession, assumption  

Antonyms: declension, decline

Example Sentence:

He was killed after his ascension to the throne.
5. STIFFEN (VERB): Make or become harder

Synonyms: tighten, solidify    

Antonyms:  weaken, dilute

Example Sentence:

The blood supply to the skin is reduced when muscles stiffen.

6. FRET (VERB): To worry

Synonyms: agonize, bother   

Antonyms: please, delight
                        
Example Sentence:

She was always fretting about something or the other. 

7. ETHEREAL (ADJECTIVE): Extremely delicate

Synonyms: light, sublime  
            
Antonyms: earthly, indelicate

Example Sentence: 

In this ethereal realm are the currents that make possible wireless telegraphy.

8. CONTRITE (ADJECTIVE): Chastened

Synonyms: repentant, sorrowful  
   
Antonyms: indifferent, unapologetic

Example Sentence:

He was so contrite that he wrote me a letter of apology.

9. CORNUCOPIA (NOUN):  Abundance

Synonyms: bounty, fullness   

Antonyms:  need, lack

Example Sentence:

I shall come from London Town with a cornucopia of presents.

10. FLOP (VERB): Slump

Synonyms: fall, drop    

Antonyms: succeed, achieve

Example Sentence:


She flopped, exhausted, on to the sofa.

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