Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 104 – April 21, 2017

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In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Babri Masjid demolition trials: Ayodhya again” for words with rich vocabulary.

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Moribund

Class : Adjective Meaning : (of a person) at the point of death.
Synonyms : Dying, Declining Antonyms : Alive, Booming

Example Sentences:
One patient was moribund at presentation and died 4 days later.

Most of the moribund patients recovered due to his treatment.
2
Prosecution

Class : Noun Meaning : the continuation of a course of action with a view to its completion.
Synonyms : pursuance, Pursuit Antonyms : Defense, Denial

Example Sentences:
It could be used in court at an application for a parenting order or during a prosecution for truancy.

The organizers are facing prosecution for noise nuisance
3
Reinforce

Class : Verb Meaning : strengthen or support, especially with additional personnel or material.
Synonyms : Strengthen, Augment Antonyms : Weaken, Diminish

Example Sentences:
Students can also start and stop the presentation at any point and repeat slides to reinforce material.

Paratroopers were sent to reinforce the troops already in the area
4
Reprisals

Class : Noun Meaning : an act of retaliation.
Synonyms : Comeback, Revenge Antonyms : Kindness, Acceptance

Example Sentences:
She is panicked about possible reprisals at work because of her illness and absences, together with the fact that she is seeing a psychiatrist.

A gangland war erupts that sees assassination attempts, violent reprisals , and an ever-rising body count.
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Eloquent

Class : Adjective Meaning : fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.
Synonyms : Fluent, Expressive Antonyms : Dull, Speechless

Example Sentences:
People would listen to them only because of their eloquent expressions.

The member who spoke before me gave us a very interesting and eloquent speech.

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