English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 237 – November 15th, 2017

1. Imperative

Class : Noun
Meaning : an essential or urgent thing..

Synonyms: essential, necessary
Antonyms : needless, unnecessary

Example Sentences

  • It is imperative this person or persons are brought to justice as quickly as possible.
  • The protection of domestic agriculture must be recognised as a food security imperative .

2. Predicate

Class : Verb
Meaning : found or base something on.

Synonyms: found, declare
Antonyms : lost, prenominal

Example Sentences

  • In stating that the entity possesses the attribute, we use a predicate with a single argument.
  • One just can’t help feeling, however, that the entire base he has predicated his argument on is flawed.

3. Mantle

Class : Noun
Meaning : an important role or responsibility that passes from one person to another.

Synonyms: covering, wrap
Antonyms : show, display

Example Sentences

  • The houses were covered with a thick mantle of snow
  • Much of the island is a mantle of ice more than half a mile thick.

4. Abatement

Class : Noun
Meaning : the ending, reduction, or lessening of something..

Synonyms: decrease, reduction
Antonyms : accumulation, increase

Example Sentences

  • It was resolved to serve an abatement notice
  • Such measures will have a beneficial effect not just on transport choices, but on public health through pollution abatement.

5. Clout

Class : Noun
Meaning : influence or power, especially in politics or business..

Synonyms: influence, power
Antonyms : weakness, failure

Example Sentences

  • Sure, business interests deserve some clout in a democracy, but this is ridiculous.
  • The player stood off and a massive clout with the right foot from around 25 yards followed.

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