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Daily vocabulary based on The Hindu 12th August

Niyati chaudhry , Published On:12-Aug-2017


Hello friends !

The following words are exclusively taken from “The hindu” from the article “In South Asia, be the Un-China” to enhance your  vocabulary .

Stand off -  to stay at a distance from something

Stand off - verb

Keen - having or showing an ability to think clearly and to understand what is not obvious or simple about something

Keen -  adjective

Synonyms - fine, acute, perceptive, quick, sensitive

Antonyms - imperceptive, insensible

She's a very keen observer of the political world.


Abstemious - not eating and drinking too much, restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites

Abstemious - adjective

Synonym: continent, abstentious

Antonyms -  gluttonous, greedy


Fallout -  a bad effect or result of something

Fallout - noun

I am concerned about the possible political fallout from the scandal

Brutal - grossly ruthless or unfeeling, extremely cruel or harsh, very direct and accurate in a way that is harsh or unpleasant

Brutal - adjective

Brutally - adverb

Synonyms - bitter, harsh, cruel, excruciating

Antonyms - easy , light, soft

They brutally murdered him for no specific reason.

Stave off - to keep (someone or something) away usually for a short time

Stave off - phrasal verb

He's trying to stave off his creditors.

Unabashed - not embarrassed or ashamed about openly expressing strong feelings or opinions

Unabashed - adjective

Synonyms -  shameless, unashamed, unblushing

Antonyms - ashamed, embarrassed

She is an unabashed supporter/admirer of the president's policies.

Abandoned -  to leave and never return to (someone who needs protection or help)

Abandoned - verb

He abandoned his family.

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