English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 253 – January 03rd, 2018

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1. Ailing

Class : Verb
Meaning : trouble or afflict (someone) in mind or body..

Synonyms: weak, delicate
Antonyms : strong, successful

Example Sentences

  • And the market is certainly not the tonic for our ailing health service.
  • His ailing physical health has focussed attention on the potential candidates and likely successor.

2. Reckless

Class : Adjective
Meaning : without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action..

Synonyms: careless, incautious
Antonyms : heedful, cautious

Example Sentences

  • It has a reckless disregard for accuracy, coupled with breathtaking ignorance.
  • A police investigation blamed the driver of the minibus for reckless driving.

3. Woefully

Class : Adjective
Meaning : characterized by, expressive of, or causing sorrow or misery

Synonyms: unfortunately, miserably
Antonyms : cheerfully, joyfully

Example Sentences

  • Yes, there has been woeful carnage and suffering aplenty.
  • The condition of some of the roads in the region is woeful .

4. Annexation

Class : Noun
Meaning : the action of annexing something, especially territory

Synonyms: addition, appropriation
Antonyms : abandonment, abdication

Example Sentences

  • Three of these questions grew out of the annexation of Texas and the acquisition of western territory as a result of the Mexican War.
  • At first the Russians were able to continue their policy of conquest and annexation without serious check.

5. Sustainable

Class : Adjective
Meaning : able to be maintained at a certain rate or level

Synonyms: supportable, tolerable
Antonyms : unstable, intolerable

Example Sentences

  • The aim of microcredit is to foster sustainable economic activity at the grassroots.
  • The challenge for any developing country lies in achieving a level of sustainable economic growth.


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