Dear Students, we are providing to you Vocabulary Words from The HINDU Newspaper. We suggest you read a newspaper daily. In case if you are not able to read The Hindu, we will post important words every day from editorial section. These vocab words will help you a lot in your competitive exams.
Meaning: revive (someone) from unconsciousness or apparent death.
Synonym: revive, resurrect, restore, regenerate, revitalize
Antonym: extinguish, kill, quench, suppress
Sentence: “an ambulance crew tried to resuscitate him”
Meaning: very weak or slight.
Synonym: slight, insubstantial, flimsy, negligible,
Antonym: convincing, substantial, strong
Sentence: “the tenuous link between interest rates and investment”
Meaning: on or relating to the earth.
Synonym: earthly, worldly, mundane, earthbound
Antonym: cosmic, heavenly
Sentence: “increased ultraviolet radiation may disrupt terrestrial ecosystems”
Meaning: a violent windy storm.
Synonym: storm, gale, squall, superstorm,
Sentence: “a raging tempest”
Meaning: (of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo.
Synonym: resound, echo, re-echo, repeat, resonate, pulsate, vibrate,
Antonym: dampen, deaden, dull, quiet
Sentence: “her deep booming laugh reverberated around the room”
Meaning: a sense of disgust and loathing.
Synonym: disgust, repulsion, abhorrence,
Sentence:”news of the attack will be met with sorrow and revulsion”
Meaning: humorous or witty conversation
Sentence: “he developed a nice line in badinage with the Labour leader”
Meaning: the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
Synonym: wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay; More
Sentence:”there was much good-natured banter”
Meaning: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
Synonym: trite, hackneyed, clichéd, platitudinous
Sentence: “songs with banal, repeated words”
Meaning: (in ancient times) a member of a people not belonging to one of the great
civilizations (Greek, Roman, Christian).
Synonym: savage, uncivilized, barbaric, barbarous, primitive,
Sentence: “the city was besieged by the barbarians”