Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 101 – April 18, 2017

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Discrimination

Class : Noun Meaning : recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another.
Synonyms : Prejudice, Intolerance Antonyms : Fairness, Tolerance

Example Sentences:
Most of the problems facing women in developing countries are due to discrimination against them on ground of sex.

We focus our discussion on discrimination against disadvantaged racial minorities.
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Provisions

Class : Noun Meaning : the action of providing or supplying something for use.
Synonyms : Supplying, Planning Antonyms : Removals, Withdrawals

Example Sentences:
The Government’s provision of a limited amount of more money is welcome.

Very often contracting out public service provision works badly if it works at all.
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Frivolous

Class : Adjective Meaning : not having any serious purpose or value.
Synonyms : skittish, superficial Antonyms : Serious, Mature

Example Sentences:
When I do have money, I tend to spend it on frivolous things for myself and presents for my friends.

The defendants delayed the trial for years with dozens of frivolous appeals.
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Exert

Class : Verb Meaning : apply or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality).
Synonyms : Maintain, Exercise Antonyms : Careless, Brutal

Example Sentences:
he needs to exert himself to try to find an answer

Be more loving towards children as they will exert a positive influence on you.
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Folly

Class : Noun Meaning : lack of good sense; foolishness.
Synonyms : foolishness, stupidity Antonyms : Understanding, Sense

Example Sentences:
They’ve committed one great folly in the mess-up with the dig tree.

It seems to me that for a country of any size, nineteen political parties is sheer folly .

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