Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 182 – August 10, 2017

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Youtube Channel The Hindu Editorial

In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Food for action: on food security in India”for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Egalitarian

Class : Adjective
Meaning : believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities..

Synonyms: Equal, Balanced
Antonyms : Unequal, Unbalanced

Example Sentences

  • The egalitarian ideals of this communal society place loyalty to family and religion above all.
  • I’m quite the egalitarian when it comes to my fellow human beings.

2. Vindicate

Class : Verb
Meaning : clear (someone) of blame or suspicion..

Synonyms: Justify, Clear
Antonyms : Accuse, Convict

Example Sentences

  • These revelations certainly vindicate the concerns he expressed at the time.
  • But people need to remember, she’s in prison and we’re hoping to vindicate her.

3. Succumb

Class : Verb
Meaning : fail to resist (pressure, temptation, or some other negative force)..

Synonyms: Surrender, Give up
Antonyms : Endure, Conquer

Example Sentences

  • For many, the quality of life has deteriorated and they succumb to pressure.
  • Many of those who die as a result of the disease succumb in their 30s or 40s.

4. Provocation

Class : Noun
Meaning : action or speech that makes someone annoyed or angry, especially deliberately..

Synonyms: Incentive, Motivation
Antonyms : Prevention, Mediation

Example Sentences

  • You should remain calm and not respond to provocation
  • These provocations became the pretext for police attacks on peaceful demonstrators.

5. Pragmatic

Class : Adjective
Meaning : dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations..

Synonyms: Practical, Realistic
Antonyms : Impractical, Unrealistic

Example Sentences

  • But some pragmatic strategists fear that his voting record in Congress may be a bit too liberal.
  • The upshot of this point of view is an activist or pragmatic conception of mind and knowledge.


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