VOCABULARY FOR THE DAY
- DEPURATE (VERB): to purify
Synonyms: distill, clean
Antonyms: dirty, pollute
Example Sentence: He depurated the air by using charcoal.
- STOLID (ADJECTIVE): apathetic
Synonyms: impassive, blunt
Antonyms: aware, interested
Example Sentence: The stolid police detective did not blink when he saw innumerous dead bodies across the road.
- PANDEMONIUM (NOUN): wild disorder
Synonyms: anarchy, ruckus
Antonyms: order, calm
Example Sentence: There was pandemonium in parliament over the objectionable remarks made by a member of the opposition party.
- PARAGON (NOUN): outstanding example
Synonyms: apotheosis, epitome
Antonyms: flaw, imperfection
Example Sentence: Sita is always depicted as a paragon of ideal and virtuous woman.
- NASCENT (ADJECTIVE): incipient
Synonyms: beginning, germinal
Antonyms: Dying, withering
Example Sentence: The rapid growth of this commercial organization in its nascent stage is commendable.
- NOMADIC (ADJECTIVE): wandering
Synonyms: meandering, roving
Antonyms: settled, established
Example Sentence: Nomadic tribes of Rajasthan are found in every major Indian city.
- ARDUOUS (ADJECTIVE): difficult
Synonyms: burdensome, exhausting
Antonyms: easy, effortless
Example Sentence: The task assigned to him was arduous.
- SEGREGATION (NOUN): separation
Synonyms: isolation, disunion
Antonyms: connection, fellowship
Example Sentence: Some democratic countries do not believe in racial segregation.
- CONSPICUOUS (ADJECTIVE): obvious
Synonyms: visible, apparent
Antonyms: obscure, hidden
Example Sentence: His zeal and energy met everywhere with conspicuous success.
- CONSTERNATION (NOUN): dismay
Synonyms: fear, disappointment
Antonyms: peace, repose
Example Sentence: His decision caused consternation among his colleagues.