Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 211 – October 3rd, 2017


1. Persevere

Class : Verb
Meaning : continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success..

Synonyms: persist, Continue
Antonyms : quit, give up

Example Sentences

  • Take it as an indication that you’re on the right path and persevere , that’s what I’m believing.
  • The saddest part is that despite all of the hassles and law suits, they continue to persevere .

2. Couched

Class : Verb
Meaning : express (something) in language of a specified style..

Synonyms: expressed, adapted
Antonyms : broad, clear

Example Sentences

  • He hung up the phone and pulled a chair from the kitchen over to the couch and sat down.
  • And certainly they think that to convey it to a sports audience they must couch it in those terms.

3. Tripartite

Class : Adjective
Meaning : consisting of three parts.
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Synonyms: three-party, three-sided
Antonyms : unilateral, one-sided

Example Sentences

  • The council of the tripartite ruling coalition decided that the pullout should happen according to schedule.
  • The liability of each party will be negotiated upfront and incorporated in the tripartite agreement.

4. Devolve

Class : Verb
Meaning : transfer or delegate (power) to a lower level, especially from central government to local or regional administration..

Synonyms: transfer, delegate
Antonyms : improve, provide

Example Sentences

  • The government claims regional assemblies would devolve power and decision-making.
  • Measures to devolve power to the provinces

5. Sombre

Class : Adjective
Meaning : dark or dull in color or tone; gloomy.
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Synonyms: gloomy, sad
Antonyms : cheerful, colorful

Example Sentences

  • The period detail has been painstakingly recreated and it is shot in a sombre palette of olive greens and sepia tones.
  • Neutral colours can look too bland and dark colours too sombre .

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