Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 162 – July 15, 2017

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The Hindu Editorial

In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Unsurprising verdict: on TN’s quota for medical students”for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Verdict

Class : Noun
Meaning : a decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or an inquest..

Synonyms: Decision, Resolution
Antonyms : Suggestion, Foreword

Example Sentences

  • Each competitor had to sing two numbers before the judges made their verdict .
  • The gathering broke up and everyone said the verdict was a foregone conclusion.

2. Insurmountable

Class : Adjective
Meaning : too great to be overcome.

Synonyms: Certain, Unbeatable
Antonyms : Easy, Possible

Example Sentences

  • It’s time to show people who think the challenges that we face are insurmountable that they’re wrong.
  • And you’re giving a huge and potentially insurmountable advantage to incumbents.

3. Rampant

Class : Adjective
Meaning : springing from a level of support at one height and resting on the other support at a higher level..

Synonyms: Wild, Uncontrolled
Antonyms : Limited, Controlled

Example Sentences

  • Online rumors and misinformation are rampant and can spread like wildfire.
  • Inflation was rampant , industrial output was low and agricultural production was below prewar levels.

4. Virtue

Class : Noun
Meaning : behavior showing high moral standards..

Synonyms: Excellence, Quality
Antonyms : Crime, Fault

Example Sentences

  • The primary moral virtue associated with beauty is holiness.
  • The human expression of this perfection is virtue , moral and intellectual.

5. Earmarked

Class : Noun
Meaning : a characteristic or identifying feature.

Synonyms: Assigned, Designated
Antonyms : Used, Wasted

Example Sentences

  • That was an earmark of the way I approached electronics.
  • The additional funding has been earmarked for specific types of developments.

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