Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 117 – May 16, 2017

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In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Timely refresh: on the growth of industrial output” for words with rich vocabulary.

1. caveats

Class : Noun
Meaning : a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations..

Synonyms: Warning, Caution
Antonyms : Abandons, Approvals

Example Sentences

  • The caveat regarding government figures is a necessary health warning.
  • I want to make a proviso, a caveat , that we may have slipped past earlier.

2. Benign

Class : Adjective
Meaning : gentle; kindly..

Synonyms: Kindly, Harmless
Antonyms : Hurtful, Harmful

Example Sentences

  • In persistently windy areas consider planting a windbreak to create a more benign climate for your garden
  • Visually, the show is a treat, and the tone is mostly benign and gentle.

3. Pare

Class : Verb
Meaning : trim (something) by cutting away its outer edges..

Synonyms: Trim, Crop
Antonyms : Expand, Enlarge

Example Sentences

  • Doctors take up knives and pare off flesh and bone.
  • The beauty of short stories is that they’re pared down, more like a poem.

4. scrutiny

Class : Noun
Meaning : critical observation or examination..

Synonyms: Inspection, Investigation
Antonyms : Disregard, Glance

Example Sentences

  • In response to all the above-mentioned cases, I published critical scrutinies of Korpi’s assertions.
  • Every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny

5. prevail

Class : Verb
Meaning : prove more powerful than opposing forces; be victorious..

Synonyms: Win, Exist
Antonyms : Fail, Lose

Example Sentences

  • The better team should prevail over the course of several plays, so overtime is the way to go.
  • Punjab reorganised their game on resumption and managed to prevail over their rivals.


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