VOCABULARY FOR THE DAY
- COERCIVE (ADJECTIVE): relating to using force or threats
Synonyms: bullying, violent
Antonyms: agreement, approval
Example Sentence: The SC has at last removed the coercive element it had unfortunately introduced by an
interim order in November 2016.
- STATUTORY (ADJECTIVE): enacted by statute
Synonyms: lawful, legal
Antonyms: illegal, illicit
Example Sentence: The proposal was approved by the NTCA, a statutory body under the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.
- PATRONS (NOUN): supporter
Synonyms: protector, financer
Antonyms: antagonist, opponent
Example Sentence: One of the three judges on the Bench had at an earlier hearing doubted the wisdom of asking patrons of cinema.
- APPAREL (NOUN): clothing
Synonyms: dress, garment
Antonyms: denude, unveil
Example Sentence: Global brands across different categories, from apparel to electronics to accessories will be aided through this concept.
- UNETHICAL (ADJECTIVE): not morally correct
Synonyms: corrupt, crooked
Antonyms: appropriate, ethical
Example Sentence: It was mired in allegations of bribery and going soft on unethical doctors
- CONSCIENTIOUS (ADJECTIVE): wishing to do one’s work
Synonyms: fastidious, meticulous
Antonyms: careless, indifferent
Example Sentence: Conscientious doctors tended to avoid such elections.
- PROVINCE (NOUN): territories, region
Synonyms: colony, county
Antonyms: avocation, recreation
Example Sentence: About 70% of Indians live in rural provinces.
- SKYROCKET (VERB): increase rapidly
Synonyms: catapult, escalate
Antonyms: descend, decrease
Example Sentence: The trade deficit has skyrocketed.
- SCRUTINY (NOUN): search
Synonyms: examination, inspection
Antonyms: ignorance, avoidance
Example Sentence: She inspects my room with scrutiny.
- SECLUDED (ADJECTIVE): sheltered and private
Synonyms: lonely, isolated
Antonyms: extroverted, sociable
Example Sentence: He is rigidly secluded, but intrigue is frequent.