English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 239 – November 20th, 2017


1. Brazen

Class : Adjective
Meaning : bold and without shame..

Synonyms: bold, shameless
Antonyms : shy, shameful

Example Sentences

  • David asked, hoping to make himself sound brazen as he returned the phone to his ear.
  • No one at Wentworth was brazen enough to make a bold prediction.

2. Denounce

Class : Verb
Meaning : publicly declare to be wrong or evil..

Synonyms: condemn, criticize
Antonyms : praise, approve

Example Sentences

  • The writers say they were tortured and forced to publicly denounce their work.
  • If he has not abused his authority and betrayed children, he is still guilty of not denouncing those who did.

3. Reflate

Class : Verb
Meaning : expand the level of output of (an economy) by government stimulus, using either fiscal or monetary policy..

Synonyms: resurrect, resuscitate
Antonyms : deflate, overwhelm

Example Sentences

  • Countries are often unwilling to reflate on their own
  • The U.S. government is doing everything it can to reflate the economy.

4. Painstaking

Class : Adjective
Meaning : done with or employing great care and thoroughness..

Synonyms: scrupulous, careful
Antonyms : careless, negligent

Example Sentences

  • The officers then begin the painstaking job of searching the house for drugs and stolen property.
  • Besides, tons of hard work, painstaking efforts and perseverance are required.

5. Panic

Class : Noun
Meaning : sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behavior..

Synonyms: fear, scare
Antonyms : calm, confidence

Example Sentences

  • He caused an economic panic by his sudden resignation
  • The village went into an uproarious panic as people scattered everywhere in confusion and fear.


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