Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 154 – July 05, 2017

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1. Debilitating

Class : Adjective
Meaning : making someone very weak and infirm..

Synonyms: Exhausting, Weakening
Antonyms : Brisk, Fresh

Example Sentences

  • A final debilitating difficulty was an almost total lack of standardisation.
  • Shareholders have welcomed what they hope is an end to the debilitating row.

2. Squeeze

Class : Verb
Meaning : manage to get into or through a narrow or restricted space..

Synonyms: Press, Force
Antonyms : Uncompress, Expand

Example Sentences

  • Since then she has tried to get the police to squeeze money out of me and has made it very difficult for me.
  • I managed to squeeze through and get down the stairs.

3. Exploitation

Class : Noun
Meaning : the action of making use of and benefiting from resources..

Synonyms: Utilization, Development
Antonyms : Support, Contribute

Example Sentences

  • Their focus was more on reaping benefits from the exploitation of African labor.
  • In West Africa, the chocolate industry benefits from the exploitation of child workers in cocoa fields.

4. Exemption

Class : Noun
Meaning : the process of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others..

Synonyms: Release, Exeption
Antonyms : Obligation, Punishment

Example Sentences

  • I also grant him exemption from the two-year practical experience requirement.
  • I propose to grant full exemption from tax to the income of this Trust.

5. Unviable

Class : Adjective
Meaning : not capable of working successfully; not feasible..

Synonyms: Depletion, Inoperable
Antonyms : Possible, Practicable

Example Sentences

  • We do not want to have something that becomes financially unviable .
  • Our bonafide demand for a special railway zone was rejected citing financial unviability .

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