English Vocabulary Set-34 (Synonyms-Antonyms-Usage) Reference – “The Hindu”

    English Vocabulary Set-34 (Synonyms-Antonyms-Usage) Reference – “The Hindu”
    English Vocabulary Set-34(Synonyms-Antonyms-Usage) Reference – “The Hindu”:
    Dear Readers, list of important English Vocabulary words, and its Synonyms-Antonyms with example sentence were given here. Candidates those who are preparing for banking and all competitive exams can use this.

    1). Diminish
    Synonyms- abbreviate, contract, decrease
    Antonyms- develop, enlarge, expand
    Usage- The polar ice caps are diminishing because of global warming
    2).Escalate
    Synonyms- climb, enlarge, rise
    Antonyms- weaken, lower
    Usage- Violence is escalating in the world, but simply responding with more violence is not the answer.
    3).Conscience
    Synonyms- morals, principles, duty
    Antonyms- immorality
    Usage- The man who sold you this house obviously has no conscience; it is really in bad shape.
    4).Plight
    Synonyms- extremity, tight situation, bad news
    Antonyms- blessing, boon, good fortune
    Usage- The President has been criticized for ignoring the plight of abused women in our country.
    5).Verdict
    Synonyms- decision, conclusion, answer
    Antonyms- accusation
    Usage- The judge will hand down his verdict tomorrow morning at 10:00.
    6).Incognito
    Synonyms- disguised, hidden, anonymous
    Antonyms- known, openly, unhidden
    Usage- he wants to remain incognito, he’s going to be twice as cau­tious.

    7).Contemporary
    Synonyms- Current, latest, instant
    Antonyms- past, old, preceding
    Usage- My father refuses to listen to contemporary music; if it wasn’t recorded before 1960, he thinks it’s trash.
    8).Indispensable
    Synonyms- basic, primary, needed
    Antonyms- needless, unnecessary
    Usage- It’s not only as a virtual head of state but as theindispensable player in the peace process.

    9).Gladdening
    Synonyms- charming, enjoyable, interesting
    Antonyms- annoying, boring
    Usage- Unalterable love of this girl had a gladdening effect on him.
    10).Plagued
    Synonyms- affliction, infection, curse
    Antonyms- advantage, good fortune
    Usage- The team’s popular captain has been plagued by knee injuries for most of the season.

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