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VOCABULARY OF THE DAY – 13.06.2015
1. TRANSCENDENTAL (ADJECTIVE): surpassing
Synonyms: spiritual, mystical
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
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
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
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
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
The vendor claimed that he had rescinded the contract on the purchaser's failure to comply with the notice to make the payment.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
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
I consider a country-dance as an emblem of marriage.
9. ARCANE (ADJECTIVE): hidden, secret
Synonyms: esoteric, impenetrable
Antonyms: known, normal
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
The relationship of India's politicians to their electorate is largely tangential; they rarely meet their people except right before elections.