Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 160 – July 13, 2017

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In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Sorrowful song: on Assam’s flood situation”for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Stirring

Class : Adjective
Meaning : causing great excitement or strong emotion; rousing..

Synonyms: Exciting, Emotional
Antonyms : Boring, Dull

Example Sentences

  • Never have I listened to an album with such a range of emotions on top of such stirring music.
  • Social unrest and nationalistic stirrings were very prevalent.

2. Stride

Class : Noun
Meaning : a step or stage in progress toward an aim..

Synonyms: March, Walk
Antonyms : Shuffle, Amble

Example Sentences

  • Sure, as a nation we don’t stride the world like giants any more.
  • It’s a great show; he’s really hit his stride , and most of the pieces are already sold.

3. Grit

Class : Noun
Meaning : courage and resolve; strength of character..

Synonyms: Courage, Boldness
Antonyms : Coward, Weakness

Example Sentences

  • Congress must grit its teeth and take action
  • They displayed a grit and a willingness for the physical side of the game so often missing in the past.

4. Aberrant

Class : Adjective
Meaning : departing from an accepted standard..

Synonyms: Abnormal, Irregular
Antonyms : Normal, Average

Example Sentences

  • It seems to me that this is just again reinforcing the conclusion that there were five or six aberrantsoldiers.
  • Indeed, it was aberrant of him to accept the job and downright silly of the government to appoint him.

5. Perished

Class : Verb
Meaning : suffer death, typically in a violent, sudden, or untimely way..

Synonyms: Departed, Fallen
Antonyms : Alive, Appeared

Example Sentences

  • The Republic will surely perish without a heroic effort from all of us.
  • Much of the army perished at the river, and most of the rest were captured.


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