Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 181 – August 09, 2017

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In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Pursued by danger: on the Haryana stalking case”for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Stalking

Class : Verb
Meaning : physically following someone, or contacting them excessively..

Synonyms: Follow, Chase
Antonyms : Leave, Bring

Example Sentences

  • We’ve been stalking guys like him with some success for years, the old fashioned way.
  • She glared at him over her shoulder before stalking out.

2. Odium

Class : Noun
Meaning : disgust directed toward someone as a result of their actions..

Synonyms: Detestation, Hate
Antonyms : Approval, Respect

Example Sentences

  • his job had made him the target of public hostility and odium
  • She needs to accumulate much more odium before she’ll qualify for the UN job.

3. traumatic

Class : Adjective
Meaning : emotionally disturbing or distressing..

Synonyms: Stressful, Painful
Antonyms : Restful, Painless

Example Sentences

  • It was a traumatic episode with a distressing cliffhanger.
  • All pregnant women with traumatic injury should be assessed formally in a medical setting.

4. belied

Class : Verb
Meaning : fail to fulfill or justify.

Synonyms: Disproved, Denied
Antonyms : Affirmed, Verified

Example Sentences

  • The strong shows of support for him belied claims that the party was falling apart without its leader.
  • His tone of voice and the look in his eyes completely belied his words.

5. aspersions

Class : Noun
Meaning : an attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something..

Synonyms: Slams, Calumnies
Antonyms : Praises, Commends

Example Sentences

  • It is so easy to cast aspersions on someone else.
  • You can’t cast aspersions on someone just because they’re wearing a cape.


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