Analysis “The Hindu Vocabulary” For All Competitive Exams
PROLIFIC (ADJECTIVE): productive:
Synonyms: bountiful, breeding
Antonyms: barren, unproductive
The normal working life of a bee is eight weeks during the summer but the queen is very prolific and leaves between 2,000-3,000 eggs a day so the hives are self-generating.
FOMENT (VERB): provoke
Synonyms: incite, agitate
Antonyms: lull, tranquilize
These religious schools still talk a deceptive doctrine that foments the sectarian violence that is increasingly a risk to the stability of Pakistan.
REPULSE (NOUN): rejection
Synonyms: rebuff, turndown
Antonyms: attainment, enchantment
The dark ground delayed them and gave the French gunners time to rally and repulse the first attack.
TARDY (ADJECTIVE): late
Synonyms: delinquent, sluggish
Antonyms: prompt, punctual
His working style is tremendously tardy and can cause a loss to the company.
SPARINGLY (ADVERB): gently
Synonyms: delicately, mildly
Antonyms: roughly, heavily
Eat the following sparingly: chips, cakes, crisps, sugars, sweets, pies, and pasties
TERMINATE (VERB): finish
Synonyms: abolish, adjourn
Antonyms: employ, uphold
Such provisions will avoid the awkwardness of having services terminated or adding legal costs to a customer’s bill.
STEEP (ADJECTIVE): elevated
Synonyms: lofty, arduous
Antonyms: lowered, mild
Getting on to the platforms is a vast problem for him as he is faced with steep flights of stairs he must climb before reaching the podiums.
EQUIP (VERB): prepare
Synonyms: arm, gear
Antonyms: disarm, disrobe
Also, when I buy a car it is fully equipped with lights, reflectors and so onwards, but a bike is generally not.
WITHSTAND (VERB): resist
Synonyms: thwart, brace
Antonyms: dodge, surrender
Their building is designed to withstand the toughest heat, wind and occasional sea spray.
IMPECCABLE (ADJECTIVE): flawless
Synonyms: exquisite, unblemished
Antonyms: flawed, blemished
They are graduates of the best colleges and are highly intelligent with remarkable degrees and speak impeccable English.