The Hindu Daily Word List - 6 October 2017

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1. PEEK (noun)

A quick or furtive look; Look quickly or furtively


Synonyms : secret look, sly look, stealthy look, sneaky look, peep

Usage:
  • She sneaked a peek at the map.

  • Faces peeked from behind twitched curtains.

2. VEER (verb)

Change direction suddenly


Synonyms : swerve, career, skew, swing, sheer

Usage:
  • An oil tanker that had veered off course.

3. AGILITY (noun)

Ability to move quickly and easily


Usage:
  • Though he was without formal training as dancer or athlete, his physical agility was inexhaustible.

4. SQUABBLE (noun)

A noisy quarrel about something trivial; Quarrel noisily over a trivial matter


Synonyms : quarrel, row, argue, bicker, have a fight

Usage:
  • Family squabbles.

  • The boys were squabbling over a ball.

5. MANIFESTO (noun)

A public declaration of policy and aims, especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate


Synonyms : policy statement, platform, programme, declaration, proclamation

Usage:
  • A manifesto for gay liberation.

  • He may fudge key issues in the Labour manifesto.

  • Manifesto commitments.

6. STINT (noun)

A person's fixed or allotted period of work; Limitation of supply or effort; Supply a very ungenerous or inadequate amount of (something)


Synonyms : spell, stretch, period, time, turn

Usage:
  • His varied career included a stint as a magician.

  • A collector with an eye for quality and the means to indulge it without stint.

  • Stowage room hasn't been stinted.

7. SOLICIT (verb)

Ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone; Accost someone and offer one's or someone else's services as a prostitute


Synonyms : ask for, request, apply for, put in for, seek

Usage:
  • He called a meeting to solicit their views.

  • Don't solicit for money.

  • Although prostitution was not itself an offence, soliciting was.

8. PRAGMATIC (adjective)

Dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations


Usage:
  • A pragmatic approach to politics.

9. CAVEAT (noun)

A warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations


Synonyms : warning, caution, admonition, monition, red flag

Usage:
  • There are a number of caveats which concern the validity of the assessment results.

10. ILLUSION (noun)

An instance of a wrong or misinterpreted perception of a sensory experience


Antonyms : reality

Synonyms : delusion, misapprehension, misconception, deception, false impression

Usage:
  • Stripes embellish the surface to create the illusion of various wood-grain textures.

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