Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 206 – September 23, 2017


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1. Overhaul

Class : Verb
Meaning : take apart (a piece of machinery or equipment) in order to examine it and repair it if necessary.
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Synonyms: refurbish, improve
Antonyms : break, scratch

Example Sentences

  • The family law system requires nothing less than a major overhaul if it is to meet the changing demands of society.
  • The upgrade, which will include a major overhaul and rebuilding of the plant, is expected to take 18 months.

2. Reckoning

Class : Noun
Meaning : the action or process of calculating or estimating something.
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Synonyms: calculation, computation
Antonyms : estimation, avoid

Example Sentences

  • We knew there was a greater reckoning ahead, but we could not quite feel it yet.
  • He has hit the sort of form which could thrust him into the reckoning

3. Cramping

Class : Verb
Meaning : restrict or inhibit the development of.
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Synonyms: restrict, hamper
Antonyms : allow, release

Example Sentences

  • Fortunately, the problem only proved to be cramp in both calves.
  • In most cases, the cramp occurs as a result of repetitive exercise.

4. Tweak

Class : Verb
Meaning : twist or pull (something) sharply..

Synonyms: twist, pinch
Antonyms : explain, interact

Example Sentences

  • Small but important improvements, of course, helped tweak the system.
  • Each year requires a little tweak here and there.

5. Devolving

Class : Verb
Meaning : transfer or delegate (power) to a lower level, especially from central government to local or regional administration..

Synonyms: transfer, delegate
Antonyms : improve, provide

Example Sentences

  • The State Government devolving its powers on local self-governments is not to be criticised.
  • We will continue to devolve power to our regions and localities wherever we can.

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