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VOCABULARY OF THE DAY – 13.06.2015

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VOCABULARY OF THE DAY – 13.06.2015

1. TRANSCENDENTAL (ADJECTIVE): surpassing

Synonyms: spiritual, mystical Antonyms: bounding

Example Sentence:

More than six million people worldwide have learned the transcendental meditation techniques, which include people of all ages, cultures, and religions.

2. NEFARIOUS (ADJECTIVE): bad, sinful

Synonyms: horrible, shameful Antonyms: delightful, gentle

Example Sentence:

To call that handicapped woman names is not only mean, but it is nefarious.

3. VET (VERB): analyze, test

Synonyms: review, scrutinize Antonyms: ignore, neglect

Example Sentence:

She was the right age (in her fifties), and her personal background had been vetted during the Senate confirmation hearings. -- Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis, Madam President ­­

4. ABSCOND (VERB): run away, depart secretly

Synonyms: disappear, escape Antonyms: wait, arrive

Example Sentence:

Toasts begin but the two boys, along with several friends, have absconded from the table.

5. ALLEGIANCE (NOUN): loyalty

Synonyms: dedication, fidelity Antonyms: dishonour, treachery

Example Sentence:

The decline in the number of people professing allegiance to religion is a matter of great concern.

6. RESCIND (VERB) : declare null and void

Synonyms: abolish, cancel Antonyms: enforce, enact

Example Sentence:

The vendor claimed that he had rescinded the contract on the purchaser's failure to comply with the notice to make the payment.

7. ENVERATE (VERB): tire, wear out

Synonyms: devitalize, exhaust Antonyms: refresh, energize

Example Sentence:

The long day of hard labor enervated him so much that he found it difficult to get out of bed.

8. EMBLEM (NOUN): crest

Synonyms: memento, trademark

Example Sentence:

I consider a country-dance as an emblem of marriage.

9. ARCANE (ADJECTIVE): hidden, secret

Synonyms: esoteric, impenetrable Antonyms: known, normal

Example Sentence:

The topic is a bit arcane, and takes some explaining to get readers up to speed to appreciate it.

10. TANGENTIAL (ADJECTIVE) : digressing

Synonyms: extraneous, unrelated Antonyms: appropriate, relevant

Example Sentence:


The relationship of India's politicians to their electorate is largely tangential; they rarely meet their people except right before elections.

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