VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY FOR 6 MARCH 2018

  1. GIMMICK (NOUN): trick

Synonyms:  artifice, ruse

Antonyms:  reality, truth

Example Sentence: The reservation policy is just a political gimmick.

 

  1. GIGANTIC (ADJECTIVE): huge in size

Synonyms: gargantuan, giant

Antonyms: small, little

Example Sentence: The road is bordered by gigantic rocks.

 

  1. HEGEMONY (NOUN): controlling power or influence over others

Synonyms: dominance, dominion

Antonyms: impotency, weakness

Example Sentence: Both America and China are trying for hegemony in Asia.

 

  1. PENCHANT (NOUN): strong inclination

Synonyms: affection, affinity

Antonyms: averseness, aversion

Example Sentence: He had strong penchant for playing cricket.

 

  1. INGENIOUS (ADJECTIVE): skillful

Synonyms: lever, creative

Antonyms: dull, foolish

Example Sentence: She devised an ingenious scheme to hoodwink the police.

 

  1. PERDITION (NOUN): hell

Synonyms: inferno, damnation

Antonyms: heaven, paradise

Example Sentence: He alleged that the film would lead young souls into perdition.

 

  1. FLAGGING (ADJECTIVE): languid

Synonyms: fading, dwindling

Antonyms: energized, refreshed

Example Sentence: Sense of winning seems to be flagging in the troops.

 

  1. DECELERATE (VERB):  slow down

Synonyms: brake, slow

Antonyms: accelerate, hasten

Example Sentence: She decelerated her car

 

  1. JUBILATION (NOUN): rejoicing

Synonyms: happiness, joy

Antonyms: sadness, sorrow

Example Sentence: The victory of Indian hockey team was celebrated with jubilation.

 

  1. IMPUGN (VERB): criticize, challenge

Synonyms: assail, tar

Antonyms: agree, allow

Example Sentence: The lawyer impugned the witness’s story.