Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 214 – October 7th, 2017


1. Superstition

Class : Noun
Meaning : excessively credulous belief in and reverence for supernatural beings..

Synonyms: folklore, charm
Antonyms : truth, reality

Example Sentences

  • She touched her locket for luck, a superstition she’d had since childhood
  • He dismissed the ghost stories as mere superstition

2. Prevalence

Class : Noun
Meaning : the fact or condition of being prevalent; commonness.
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Synonyms: superiority, commonness
Antonyms : hidden, genuine

Example Sentences

  • The prevalence of sunlight led to a restriction of the windows and exaggeration of wall space.
  • The prevalence of obesity in adults

3. Gullible

Class : Adjective
Meaning : easily persuaded to believe something; credulous..

Synonyms: naive, credulous
Antonyms : wary, suspicious

Example Sentences

  • Both efforts seem like cunning attempts to fob off used goods on a gullible reading public.
  • Sell both paintings to gullible collectors, while the art world looks the other way.

4. Abominable

Class : Adjective
Meaning : causing moral revulsion..

Synonyms: horrible, foul
Antonyms : delightful, desirable

Example Sentences

  • The presence of grapes in a salad is abominable , but sauces made from fermented grape juice are essential.
  • I am not surprised by such abominable news items anymore.

5. Impeccable

Class : Adjective
Meaning : in accordance with the highest standards of propriety; faultless..

Synonyms: perfect, flawless
Antonyms : imperfect, corrupt

Example Sentences

  • No, we’ll be putting such things as impeccable taste aside for now.
  • Many people say that he was someone of impeccable integrity.

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Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 214 – October 7th, 2017

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