The Hindu Daily Word List - 7 October 2017

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1. TRITE (adjective)

(of a remark or idea) lacking originality or freshness; dull on account of overuse


Antonyms : original, fresh, imaginative

Synonyms : hackneyed, banal, clichéd, platitudinous, vapid

Usage:
  • This point may now seem obvious and trite.

2. SNUB (noun)

An act of rebuffing or ignoring someone or something; Rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully; Check the movement of (a horse or boat), especially by a rope wound round a post


Synonyms : rebuff, insult, repulse, slight, affront

Usage:
  • The move was a snub to the government.

  • They snubbed his invitation to a meeting of foreign ministers.

  • He snubbed faculty members and students alike.

3. ABYSS (noun)

A deep or seemingly bottomless chasm


Synonyms : chasm, gorge, ravine, canyon, fissure

Usage:
  • A rope led down into the dark abyss.

4. IMPECCABLE (adjective)

In accordance with the highest standards; faultless


Antonyms : imperfect, sinful

Synonyms : flawless, faultless, unblemished, spotless, stainless

Usage:
  • He had impeccable manners.

5. HARK (verb)

Listen


Usage:
  • Hark! He knocks.

6. DYSTOPIAN (noun)

A person who advocates or describes an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad; Relating to or denoting an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one


Usage:
  • A lot of things those dystopians feared did not come true.

  • The utopian dream that became a dystopian nightmare.

  • The dystopian future of a society bereft of reason.

7. CAPRICE (noun)

A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behaviour


Antonyms : stability

Synonyms : whim, whimsy, vagary, fancy, notion

Usage:
  • The caprices of the electorate.

  • A land where men were ruled by law and not by caprice.

8. TOPOGRAPHY (noun)

The arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area


Usage:
  • The topography of the island.

9. ABASH (verb)

Make (someone) feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed


Usage:
  • Harriet looked slightly abashed.

10. HONCHO (noun)

A leader or manager; the person in charge; Be in charge of (a project or situation)


Usage:
  • The company's head honcho in the US.

  • What else could be expected from a review honchoed by him?.

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