English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month – Day 12

1) Spawned (Verb)

Meaning: produce or generate a large number of.

Synonyms: occasion, generate, engender

Antonyms: killed, maimed

Usage: “the decade spawned a bewildering variety of books on the forces”

2) Skirted (Verb)

Meaning: attempt to ignore; avoid dealing with.

Synonyms: avoid, evade

Antonyms:indulged, allowed

Usage: “they are both skirting the issue”

3) Clamour (Noun)

Meaning: a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.

Synonyms: uproar, tumult, babel

Antonyms: silence

Usage: “the questions rose to a clamour”

4) Insularity (Noun)

Meaning: ignorance of or lack of interest in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one’s own experience.

Synonyms: localism, narrowness

Antonyms: tolerance, accessibility

Usage: “an example of British insularity”

5) Disruptive (Adjective)

Meaning: causing or tending to cause disruption.

Synonyms: troublesome, unruly, rowdy

Antonyms: well behaved, manageable

Usage: “disruptive pupils”

6) Rumbling (Verb)

Meaning: make a continuous deep, resonant sound.

Synonyms: boom, thunder, roll

Antonyms: peace

Usage: “thunder rumbled, lightning flickered”

7) Vent (Noun)

Meaning: an opening that allows air, gas, or liquid to pass out of or into a confined space.

Synonyms: outlet, inlet, opening

Antonyms: closing, closure

Usage: “remove any debris blocking the vents”

8) Repudiate (Verb)

Meaning: refuse to accept; reject.

Synonyms: reject, renounce, abandon

Antonyms: embrace

Usage:”she has repudiated policies associated with previous party leaders”

9)Succour (Noun)

Meaning: assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.

Synonyms:aid, help, a helping hand

Antonyms: hindrance, obstruction

Usage: “the wounded had little chance of succour”

10) Facade (Noun)

Meaning: the principal front of a building, that faces on to a street or open space.

Synonyms: front, frontage, face

Antonyms: back, rear

Usage: “the house has a half-timbered facade”

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