VOCABULARY FOR 6 MARCH 2018
- GIMMICK (NOUN): trick
Synonyms: artifice, ruse
Antonyms: reality, truth
Example Sentence: The reservation policy is just a political gimmick.
- GIGANTIC (ADJECTIVE): huge in size
Synonyms: gargantuan, giant
Antonyms: small, little
Example Sentence: The road is bordered by gigantic rocks.
- 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.
- PENCHANT (NOUN): strong inclination
Synonyms: affection, affinity
Antonyms: averseness, aversion
Example Sentence: He had strong penchant for playing cricket.
- INGENIOUS (ADJECTIVE): skillful
Synonyms: lever, creative
Antonyms: dull, foolish
Example Sentence: She devised an ingenious scheme to hoodwink the police.
- PERDITION (NOUN): hell
Synonyms: inferno, damnation
Antonyms: heaven, paradise
Example Sentence: He alleged that the film would lead young souls into perdition.
- FLAGGING (ADJECTIVE): languid
Synonyms: fading, dwindling
Antonyms: energized, refreshed
Example Sentence: Sense of winning seems to be flagging in the troops.
- DECELERATE (VERB): slow down
Synonyms: brake, slow
Antonyms: accelerate, hasten
Example Sentence: She decelerated her car
- JUBILATION (NOUN): rejoicing
Synonyms: happiness, joy
Antonyms: sadness, sorrow
Example Sentence: The victory of Indian hockey team was celebrated with jubilation.
- IMPUGN (VERB): criticize, challenge
Synonyms: assail, tar
Antonyms: agree, allow
Example Sentence: The lawyer impugned the witness’s story.