As we all know that now a day’s in All Banking Exams and other competitive exams most of the English Sections were taken from Editorial pages. So it is essential to have a sound knowledge and understanding of English vocabulary. So here we are presenting you Vocabulary from “The Hindu”.
1. PUNGENT (ADJECTIVE): highly flavored
Synonyms: bitter, aromatic
Antonyms: blah, calm
Pungent smell of this perfume.
2. SOOTHE (VERB): calm
Synonyms: allay, appease
Antonyms: aggravate, agitate
He tried his best to soothe his wife.
3. DULCIFY (VERB): pacify
Synonyms: assuage, curb
Antonyms: incite, irritate
He dulcified his hunger by eating apple.
4. EBULLIENT (ADJECTIVE): enthusiastic
Synonyms: brash, chipper
Antonyms: depressed, down
Ebullient wolf made everyone tensed.
5. EFFERVESCENT (ADJECTIVE): fizzing
Synonyms: bubbly, airy
Antonyms: inactive, flat
Effervescent sight of this lake can make you crazy.
6. LUSCIOUS (ADJECTIVE): delicious
Synonyms: juicy, lush
Antonyms: austere, bland
She cooks luscious food.
7. SAVORY (ADJECTIVE): pleasing
Synonyms: aromatic, fragrant
Antonyms: stinking, sour
His savory attitude will help him to get promotion.
8. MELLOW (ADJECTIVE): ripe
Synonyms: delicate, soft
Antonyms: harsh, healthy
She was staring at the mellow evening sky.
9. DWINDLE (VERB): waste away
Synonyms: abate, decay
Antonyms: develop, enhance
Water the plant otherwise it will dwindle very soon.
10. SHRINK (VERB): become smaller
Synonyms: decrease, diminish
Antonyms: enlarge, extend
I saw a virus through microscope, it was shrinking.