VOCAB OF THE DAY – FEBRUARY 17, 2017

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1.ESPIONAGE (NOUN): spying

Synonyms: reconnaissance, intelligence

Antonyms: candid, frank

Example Sentence:  He will be punished severely if he is found guilty of espionage.

 

  1. ENIGMA (NOUN):mystery

Synonyms: knot, perplexity

Antonyms: solution, key

Example Sentence:  How they avoided the onslaught of the enemy, is still an enigma for us.

 

  1. CONCURRENCE (NOUN):occurring together

Synonyms: unanimity, synchronicity 

Antonyms: separate, different

Example Sentence:  They have infuriated the senior leaders with the concurrence of their stupid remarks.

 

  1. INDULGENT (ADJECTIVE):kind

Synonyms: compassionate, tolerant

Antonyms: inconsiderate, intolerant

Example Sentence:  There are many indulgent people in the world.

 

  1. PROFOUND (ADJECTIVE):(deeply) thoughtful

Synonyms: abstruse, philosophical

Antonyms: trivial, superficial

Example Sentence:  The teacher had a profound effect on his students.

 

  1. PROCEEDS (NOUN):earning

Synonyms: revenue, reward

Antonyms: debt, loss 

Example Sentence:  The government has ordered companies to share 2% of their proceeds with NGOs.

 

  1. SHORTFALL (NOUN):lack

Synonyms: inadequacy, flaw

Antonyms: abundance, plenty

Example Sentence:  His shortfalls are destroying his career.

 

  1. PILE (NOUN):collection

Synonyms: stockpile, accumulation

Antonyms: ditch, poverty

Example Sentence:  He gifted a pile of story books to the poor children.

 

  1. BUYBACK (NOUN):concession

Synonyms: privilege, allowance

Antonyms: repudiation, refusal

Example Sentence:  There are many buyback offers in the market.

 

  1. UNVEIL (VERB):reveal

Synonyms: disclose, display

Antonyms: conceal, veil

Example Sentence:  They will unveil a new car very soon.