Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 158 – July 11, 2017

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In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “The Hamburg tussle: working around Donald Trump at G20″for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Pivotal

Class : Adjective
Meaning : of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else..

Synonyms: Crucial, Critical
Antonyms : Unimportant, Ancillary

Example Sentences

  • One of his offseason moves will play a pivotal role in determining his early success.
  • She had a pivotal scene the next day and he wanted her well rested.

2. Unanimity

Class : Noun
Meaning : agreement by all people involved; consensus..

Synonyms: Unity, Agreement
Antonyms : Disagreement, Conflict

Example Sentences

  • There is almost complete unanimity on this issue
  • There is no unanimity of opinion or practice concerning the history ofeducation.

3. Mitigate

Class : Verb
Meaning : make less severe, serious, or painful..

Synonyms: Reduce, Relieve
Antonyms : Increase, Intensify

Example Sentences

  • So government will have to take some sort of measures to mitigate this.
  • One is to develop a serious plan for mitigating extreme poverty.

4. Unprecedented

Class : Adjective
Meaning : never done or known before..

Synonyms: Unique, Unusual
Antonyms : Familiar, Ordinary

Example Sentences

  • The mixed economy boomed, bringing unprecedented prosperity to the middle and working classes.
  • We’re in a time of almost unprecedented prosperity and peace.

5. Tussle

Class : Noun
Meaning : a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something..

Synonyms: Fight, Battle
Antonyms : Agreement, Peace

Example Sentences

  • Almost anonymous in the tussle between the two Australians, was the battle for bronze.
  • They had won the seemingly impossible battle without even a tussle .


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