VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY FOR THE DAY

  1. DEPURATE (VERB): to purify

Synonyms:  distill, clean

Antonyms:  dirty, pollute

Example Sentence: He depurated the air by using charcoal.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. PARAGON (NOUN): outstanding example

Synonyms: apotheosis, epitome

Antonyms: flaw, imperfection

Example Sentence: Sita is always depicted as a paragon of ideal and virtuous woman.

 

  1. NASCENT (ADJECTIVE): incipient

Synonyms: beginning, germinal

Antonyms: Dying, withering

Example Sentence: The rapid growth of this commercial organization in its nascent stage is commendable.

 

  1. NOMADIC (ADJECTIVE): wandering

Synonyms: meandering, roving

Antonyms: settled, established

Example Sentence: Nomadic tribes of Rajasthan are found in every major Indian city.

 

  1. ARDUOUS (ADJECTIVE): difficult

Synonyms: burdensome, exhausting

Antonyms: easy, effortless

Example Sentence: The task assigned to him was arduous.

 

  1. SEGREGATION (NOUN):  separation

Synonyms: isolation, disunion

Antonyms: connection, fellowship

Example Sentence: Some democratic countries do not believe in racial segregation.

 

  1. CONSPICUOUS (ADJECTIVE): obvious

Synonyms: visible, apparent

Antonyms: obscure, hidden

Example Sentence: His zeal and energy met everywhere with conspicuous success.

 

  1. CONSTERNATION (NOUN): dismay

Synonyms: fear, disappointment

Antonyms: peace, repose

Example Sentence: His decision caused consternation among his colleagues.

 

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