Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 118 – May 17, 2017

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In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Track to efficiency: On creating a Rail Development Authority” for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Menacing

Class : Noun
Meaning : a person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger..

Synonyms: Threat, Danger
Antonyms : Assist, Guard

Example Sentences

  • The menacing spread, starting last Friday, of the malicious software WannaCry, which has since infected thousands of computer systems in 150 countries.
  • The sky has lightened and the snow has stopped, but a menacing wall of clouds is heading our way fast.

2. Daunting

Class : Adjective
Meaning : seeming difficult to deal with in anticipation; intimidating..

Synonyms: Discourage, Scare
Antonyms : Encourage, Support

Example Sentences

  • Starting your own business at the tender age of 23 would seem a daunting task for most people.
  • It is a daunting task for any Government to ensure the health of the citizens.

3. Complacent

Class : Adjective
Meaning : showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements..

Synonyms: Satisfied, Comfortable
Antonyms : Unsatisfied, Discontent

Example Sentences

  • There are many actions that companies can take to give staff a sense of security without making them complacent .
  • Trying different things keeps you alive and stops you being complacent .

4. Unscathed

Class : Adjective
Meaning : without suffering any injury, damage, or harm..

Synonyms: Unharmed, Safe
Antonyms : Hurt, Harmed

Example Sentences

  • His office was evacuated and he escaped unscathed before the south tower was hit and collapsed.
  • Occupants of the smashed car escaped with slight injuries and those in the house were unscathed .

5. Exploit

Class : Noun
Meaning : a software tool designed to take advantage of a flaw in a computer system, typically for malicious purposes such as installing malware..

Synonyms: Use, Utilize
Antonyms : Devastation, Damage

Example Sentences

  • Politicians have exploited these unfortunate people for their own ends.
  • if someone you don’t know tweets you a link, it’s either spam, an exploit, or probably both


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