Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – February 28, 2017

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Youtube Channel    The Hindu Editorial

In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Moonlit reality” for words with rich vocabulary.

Word 1

Whiff

Class : Noun
Meaning : perceive by inhaling through the nose

Synonyms : Odour, Smell
Antonyms : Essence, Lot

Example Sentences:

Traffic was snarled, and whiffs of acrid air stung the eyes.

Walked in the house after errands to get a whiff of cauliflower roasted 3 days ago.

Word 2

Aptly

Class : Adverb
Meaning : in a manner that is appropriate or suitable in the circumstances

Synonyms : Capably, Competently
Antonyms : Incompetently, Unsuitably

Example Sentences:

A man who robbed a bank in Northern Virginia later was spotted in an aptly named vehicle.

The aptly named Airport Guide Robot is set to arrive in Seoul’s Incheon International Airport later this year.

Word 3

Mop up

Class : Verb
Meaning : finish a task completely

Synonyms : Finish off, Complete
Antonyms : Introduce, Begin

Example Sentences:

As California mops up after the recent rainstorms, the state faces a decision.

Firefighters were mopping up Monday and investigating the damage.

Word 4

Sign

Class : Noun
Meaning : a gesture or action used to convey information or an instruction

Synonyms : Indication, Symptom
Antonyms : Terminate, Disallow

Example Sentences:

The fragrance industry was worth £1.25bn in the UK last year, and shows no signs of slowing any time soon.

India is soon to publish its first sign language dictionary.

Word 5

Technicolor

Class : Noun
Meaning : a process of colour cinematography using synchronized monochrome films, each of a different colour, to produce a colour print.

Synonyms : Method, Colour
Antonyms : Disorder, Mess

Example Sentences:

And she delivers her message in hilarious Technicolor on Instagram.

A powerful radio telescope captures an image of our amazing technicolor universe.

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