Topper’s Study: Daily wordlist from newspapers

Topper’s Study: Daily wordlist from newspapers

My dear friends,

In the present competitive scenario English plays a very important role in our day to day life. Thus it is essential to have a sound knowledge and understanding of English vocabulary. So here we are presenting you a list of 10 difficult words from today’s newspapers. This will help you to sail and score good marks in English Language section. We will provide Daily Word List on a regular basis.

Here is today’s list of words

1. Meander – verb – Follow a winding course.

Synonyms – Zigzag, wind

Antonyms – go direct

E.g. A river that meandered gently through a meadow.

2. Deprave – adjective – make (someone) immoral or wicked.

Synonyms – Corrupt, lead astray

Antonyms – improve, clean

E.g. this book would deprave and corrupt young children.

3. Errant – adjective – Straying away from the accepted standards

Synonyms – rambling, aberrant

Antonyms – correct, decent

E.g. – I saw an errant man shouting at his daughter for skipping office.

4. Proactive – adjective – To intervene in an expected occurrence or situation

Synonyms – active, balanced

Antonyms – passive, retroactive

E.g. – The government has pledged to take proactive measures against crime

5. Pernicious – adjective – having a harmful effect

Synonyms – Bad, Hurtful

Antonyms – healthful

E.g Smoking is pernicious to health.

6. Foment – verb – Instigate

Synonyms – Lotions

Antonyms – allay, soothe

E.g. The Defamation Bill fomented journalists to take to the streets.

7. Chivalrous – adjective – courteous

Synonyms : Bold, Brave, Gallant

Antonyms : afraid, fearful

E.g.- Teachers may be more chivalrous towards girls

8. Sermonise – verb – to deliver an opinionated and dogmatic talk to someone

Synonyms –declaim, moralize

E.g. – They confidently sermonize on the fixed nature of identity.

9. Brazen – adjective – Unrestrained by a sense of shame

Synonyms – bold, insolent

Antonyms – gentle, shy

E.g.- Sudden brazen of clash broke their friendship.

10. Regressive – adjective – returning to a former or less developed state

Synonyms – backward, reactionary

Antonyms – progressive

E.g. – The regressive aspects of recent local government reform will let the country down.

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