VOCABULARY FOR 7 MARCH 2018
- GIST (NOUN): essence
Synonyms: summary, point
Antonyms: outside, surface
Example Sentence: Please write the gist of the paragraph.
- GARISH (ADJECTIVE): gaudy
Synonyms: flashy, glittering
Antonyms: simple, modest
Example Sentence: He wears garish clothes which don’t suit him.
- PARSIMONIOUS (ADJECTIVE): frugal
Synonyms: mean, avaricious
Antonyms: generous, lavish
Example Sentence: He is extravagant but his wife is parsimonious.
- PERUSAL (NOUN): careful study
Synonyms: scrutiny, inspection
Antonyms: ignorance, neglect
Example Sentence: I am sending a copy of the agreement for your perusal.
- PREMISE (NOUN): hypothesis
Synonyms: assumption, presumption
Antonyms: fact, reality
Example Sentence: Since Gauri’s premise cannot be confirmed, her entire theory is worthless.
- MEEKNESS (NOUN): humility
Synonyms: modesty, timidity
Antonyms: arrogance, boldness
Example Sentence: Raghav is a man of transcendent meekness.
- ETIOLATE (VERB): weaken
Synonyms: blanch, diminish
Antonyms: vitalize, fortify
Example Sentence: The long, stressful days etiolated Christen.
- AMENABILITY (NOUN): complaisance
Synonyms: acquiescence, compliance
Antonyms: disobedience, rebellion
Example Sentence: It’s your amenability to do the given task on time.
- PENURY (NOUN): extreme poverty
Synonyms: barrenness, dearth
Antonyms: plenty, sufficiency
Example Sentence: If you don’t start to save money, you will spend your final years in penury.
- IMPETUOUS (ADJECTIVE): acting without thinking
Synonyms: ardent, impulsive
Antonyms: calm, sensible
Example Sentence: His impetuous behavior landed him in prison.