Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 159 – July 12, 2017

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In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Tough times: containing violence crucial for peaceful Kashmir”for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Convoy

Class : Verb
Meaning : accompany (a group of ships or vehicles) for protection..

Synonyms: Escort, Accompany
Antonyms : Neglect, Leave

Example Sentences

  • An armed convoy of police vehicles swept into the prison complex an hour before his court hearing.
  • I had two bodyguards and we would travel in a convoy of not less than two armoured vehicles.

2. Tenor

Class : Noun
Meaning : a settled or prevailing character or direction, especially the course of a person’s life or habits..

Synonyms: Mindset, Sense
Antonyms : Blockage, Exterior

Example Sentences

  • He gives the reader a good sense of the tenor of the moment.
  • I trust the commission to understand the tenor of the legislation.

3. Sustained

Class : Adjective
Meaning : continuing for an extended period or without interruption..

Synonyms: Persistent, Stable
Antonyms : Destroyed, Temporary

Example Sentences

  • The organization said the most sustained change in demand is for business continuity services.
  • The Lions deserve the sweet victory in light of their sustained investment in good players.

4. Foster

Class : Verb
Meaning : encourage or promote the development of (something, typically something regarded as good)..

Synonyms: Encourage, Support
Antonyms : Neglect, Ignore

Example Sentences

  • Employees can take this leave upon the birth or adoption of a child or the placement of a foster child.
  • I had a foster brother and sister, and my family was perfect.

5. Outreach

Class : Noun
Meaning : the extent or length of reaching out..

Synonyms: Exceed, Deceive
Antonyms : Disappear, Dislike

Example Sentences

  • These interviewees suggested enrollment outreach efforts at the community and state level.
  • It is also involved in education and community outreach workshops.


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