Sunday, August 30, 2015

Daily Vocabulary Word List from "The Hindu"

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Vocabulary Word List from "The Hindu"

1. Cast aspersions on – To suggest that a person is not very good in some way

2. Hotbed – An environment promoting the growth of something negative

  • Ex – Chattisgarh is the hotbed of Naxals.
  • Synonyms – Breeding ground, Cradle, Nest, Den, Seedbed

3. Affront – Insult, Hurt feelings

  • Ex – He pretended to be affronted.
  • Syno – Offence, Indignity, Snub, Slur

4. Peril – Great danger

  • Ex – We are in the gravest peril.
  • Syno – Jeopardy, Hazard, Menace

5. Pursuit – An act of achieving something

  • Ex – Pursuit of happiness, excellence
  • Syno – Chasing, Stalking, Tracking

6. Veer – Suddenly move in a particular direction

  • Ex – The plane veered off the runway.
  • Syno – Swerve, Skew, Swing, Sheer

7. Brazen – Very bold attitude (Who don’t care what other people think about him)

  • Ex – The new govt seems rather brazen compared to its predecessors.
  • Syno – shameless, brash, immodest 

8. Raise hackles – Something which makes someone angry and hostile

  • Ex – It has raised the hackles of students.

9. Invigorating – Energetic feeling

  • Ex – A invigorating walk.

10. Elitist – Powerful, rich or talented people within a group, place, society

  • Ex – The legal profession is starting to be less elitist and more
  • representative.

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