Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 119 – May 18, 2017

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In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “The other debt issue: on the States’ finances” for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Unravelling

Class : Verb
Meaning : investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling)..

Synonyms: Resolve, Disclose
Antonyms : Confuse, Twist

Example Sentences

  • they were attempting to unravel the cause of death
  • Confirmed losses so far stand at $2.7 million, with the figure expected to grow as investigators unravel the scope of the fraud.

2. tumble

Class : Noun
Meaning : a sudden or headlong fall..

Synonyms: Fall, Jumble
Antonyms : Rise, Order

Example Sentences

  • Estate agents predict house values could tumble .
  • She took a tumble and banged up her left knee.

3. precipitate

Class : Adjective
Meaning : done, made, or acting suddenly or without careful consideration..

Synonyms: Sudden, Abrupt
Antonyms : Slow, Deliberate

Example Sentences

  • Declaring victory would not only be precipitate but dangerous.
  • But most borrowers will lose substantially by taking this kind of precipitate action.

4. bolstering

Class : Verb
Meaning : support or strengthen; prop up..

Synonyms: Support, Strengthen
Antonyms : Agitate, Weaken

Example Sentences

  • the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence
  • Any and every incident was seized upon to bolster police powers and strengthen the state apparatus.

5. clamour

Class : Noun
Meaning : a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting vehemently..

Synonyms: Noise, Demand
Antonyms : Calm, Balance

Example Sentences

  • the growing public clamour for more policemen on the beat
  • To prevent urban unrest, the country’s leadership had to address the growing clamor for jobs.

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