Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 10 January 2020-The Hindu

1.  TILT (VERB): (झुकाव) move or cause to move into a sloping position. 

Synonyms: angle, slant, leaning 

Antonyms: ascent, increase 

Example Sentence: 

Yet he can tilt or play his part at hand-strokes as merrily as ever.

2. NUANCES (NOUN): (अति सूक्ष्म अंतर ) a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound. 

Synonyms: distinction, nicety, hint 

Antonyms: brightness, information 

Example Sentence: 

He was a stickler for the nuances of behaviour, especially in women. 

3. TRUNCATE (VERB): (छांट कर छोटा करना) shorten (something) by cutting off the top or the end. 

Synonyms: abbreviate, abridge 

Antonyms: enlarge, expand 

Example Sentence: 

Truncate command is used in Database. 

4. EXPLOSION (NOUN): (विस्फोट) a violent shattering or blowing apart of something 

Synonyms: detonation, eruption, bang 

Antonyms: outburst, flare up 

Example Sentence: 

“Three explosions damaged buildings at the barracks.” 

5. IDOLATRY (NOUN): (आदरणीय मानना) the worship of idols. 

Synonyms: fetishism, idolizing 

Antonyms: vilification, criticism 

Example Sentence: 

We must not allow our idolatry of art to obscure issues of political significance. 

6. BRINK (NOUN): (कगार) the extreme edge of land before a steep slope or a body or water. 

Synonyms: fringe, verge 

Antonyms: center, middle 

Example Sentence: 

The country was on the brink of a constitutional crisis.

7. CONTOUR (NOUN): (रुपरेखा) an outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something. 

Synonyms: outline, shape 

Antonyms: dullness, crookedness 

Example Sentence: 

She traced the contours of his face with her finger. 


Synonyms: threesome, triplets 

Antonyms: single, lonelyness 

Example Sentence: 

Rome the triumvirate decided to defend the republic to the last.

9. TROOP (NOUN): (समूह, फ़ौज) (of a group of people) come or go together or in large numbers. 

Synonyms: crew, gang 

Antonyms: individual, one 

Example Sentence: 

The girls trooped in for dinner. 

10 TANGIBLE (ADJECTIVE): (वास्तविक) perceptible by touch. 

Synonyms: palpable, tactile, real 

Antonyms: conceptual, unreal 

Example Sentence: 

The atmosphere of neglect and abandonment was almost tangible.

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