Challenging Words In The Article The Hindu | 16 March 2018
1. SERENE (ADJECTIVE): calm
Synonyms: laid-back, placid
Antonyms: clamorous, turbulent
Example Sentence: We must work in a serene environment.
2. RHETORIC (NOUN): long speech
Synonyms: discourse, oration
Antonyms: quietness, conciseness
Example Sentence: Sir Martin Luther King Jr was a man of inspirational rhetoric.
3. PREDOMINANT (ADJECTIVE): most important
Synonyms: prevalent, authoritative
Antonyms: trivial, inconsequential
Example Sentence: The British had a predominant belief that they are the most superior in the world.
4. SPLENDID (ADJECTIVE): luxurious
Synonyms: baroque, beautiful
Antonyms: bad, common
Example Sentence: This is a luxurious hotel.
5. CHIFFON (ADJECTIVE): fine
Synonyms: clear, delicate
Antonyms: opaque, thick
Example Sentence: This is a chiffon sight.
6. ACCUSTOMED (ADJECTIVE): be used to
Synonyms: acquainted, habituated
Antonyms: unaccustomed, unusual
Example Sentence: We must get accustomed people to get the job done.
7. KIOSK (NOUN): booth
Synonyms: stall, rotunda
Antonyms: brick and mortar shop
Example Sentence: She bought the cellphone sim for her mother from a kiosk.
8. DENOUNCE (VERB): condemn
Synonyms: castigate, vilify
Antonyms: applaud, laud
Example Sentence: Nuclear explosions must be denounced by the world powers.
9. GORGEOUS (ADJECTIVE): beautiful
Synonyms: attractive, bright
Antonyms: awful, bad
Example Sentence: She is a gorgeous lady.
10. DENSE (ADJECTIVE): compressed, thick
Synonyms: heavy, solid
Antonyms: easy, soft
Example Sentence: I crossed through a dense street.
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