English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 231 – November 04th, 2017

1. Exodus

Class : Noun
Meaning : a mass departure of people, especially emigrants..

Synonyms: departure, exit
Antonyms : arrival, inflow

Example Sentences

  • The exodus followed a new, more restrictive immigration act adopted by Malaysia.
  • The mass exodus of European technical skills adversely affected both quality and productivity.

2. Pander

Class : Verb
Meaning : gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire, need, or habit or a person with such a desire, etc.)..

Synonyms: procure, gratify
Antonyms : refuse, deny

Example Sentences

  • They have been replaced by a blackcurrant variety to pander to tastes beyond the county.
  • And the politicians are going to try to raise money by pandering to these same players.

3. Plough

Class : Noun
Meaning : move in a fast and uncontrolled manner..

Synonyms: cultivate, turn
Antonyms : outcome, controlled

Example Sentences

  • The boat herself will tell you how to use the wind and how to plough the waters!
  • Bill began in business with six horses and a plough doing contract ploughing around the district.

4. Assail

Class : Verb
Meaning : make a concerted or violent attack on.

Synonyms: attack, assault
Antonyms : defend, protect

Example Sentences

  • Beware of any impulses that assail you.
  • Critics have assailed the lack of political leadership in all this.

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