Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – April 10, 2017

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Based on the requests received from many users, we have introduced antonyms of the words that we are discussing. Let us know if this helps to you also.

Youtube Channel    The Hindu Editorial

In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “

SC order on liquor ban: None for the road”

Word 1

Solely 

Class : Adverb

Meaning : not involving anyone or anything else; only.

Synonyms : Uniquely, Entirely

Antonyms : Both, Jointly

Example Sentences:

The event tomorrow will be solely dedicated to writers and publishers who are based in the county.

People are appointed solely on the basis of merit

 

Word 2

concomitant 

Class : Adjective

Meaning : naturally accompanying or associated.

Synonyms : Connected, Accompanying

Antonyms : Accidental, Unrelated

Example Sentences:

She loved travel, with all its concomitant worries

There is, naturally, some concomitant friction in the house, and distress.

 

Word 3

Lax 

Class : Adjective

Meaning : not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful.

Synonyms : Slack, Careless

Antonyms : Strict, Careful

Example Sentences:

The person who lives here has been exceptionally lax about security.

There has been lax security on internal US flights.

 

Word 4

absurd 

Class : Adjective

Meaning : wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate.

Synonyms : ridiculous, Foolish

Antonyms : Logical, Intelligent

Example Sentences:

The allegations are patently absurd.

It would be absurd to blame Vodafone for terrorists chatting across their network.

 

Word 5

humility 

Class : Noun

Meaning : a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness.

Synonyms : Modesty, Humbleness

Antonyms : Arrogance, Egoism

Example Sentences:

He can engage anyone for hours in conversation with his simplicity and humility .

I am lucky to have got the kind of parents I have who have always taught me humility .

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