Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 120 – May 19, 2017

May 20, 2017
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Hello Friends,

Based on the requests received from many users, we have introduced antonyms of the words that we are discussing. Let us know if this helps to you also.

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In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Upheld at The Hague: Pakistan must act responsibly” for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Preclude

Class : Verb
Meaning : prevent from happening; make impossible..

Synonyms: Prevent, Prohibit
Antonyms : Allow, Permit

Example Sentences

  • They did not preclude national rules to control television advertising designed to protect consumers.
  • A rider must be visible at all times in order to preclude collisions from happening.

2. Irreparable

Class : Adjective
Meaning : (of an injury or loss) impossible to rectify or repair..

Synonyms: Broken, Cureless
Antonyms : Repairable, Rectifiable

Example Sentences

  • Now, some people will insist that massive strokes leave irreparable injuries to the brain.
  • Two different judges in those three separate hearings have said no irreparable harm is being done.

3. Clemency

Class : Noun
Meaning : mercy; lenience..

Synonyms: Mercy, Forgiveness
Antonyms : Cruelty, Brutality

Example Sentences

  • Unfortunately, the law is utterly silent on how, why and when this clemency should be exercised.
  • He is trying to raise public awareness about her plight in order to win some state-sanctioned clemency , but it might be too late

4. Leverage

Class : Verb
Meaning : use borrowed capital for (an investment), expecting the profits made to be greater than the interest payable..

Synonyms: Purchase, Influence
Antonyms : Retailing, Selling

Example Sentences

  • He is able to get low and gain leverage , which allows him to move around even the biggest linemen.
  • The organization needs to leverage its key resources

5. Prejudice

Class : Noun
Meaning : harm or injury that results or may result from some action or judgment..

Synonyms: Harm, Discrimination
Antonyms : Justice, Tolerance

Example Sentences

  • Publicans, like everyone else in society, need to look at their own prejudice , bias and behaviours.
  • In the present case, I see no irreparable harm or prejudice that cannot be compensated for by costs.

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