The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary: 2nd September 2020


1. COLOSSAL (ADJ.): extremely large or great.

Synonyms: massive, enormous

Antonyms: tiny

Example Sentence:

They were asking a colossal amount of money for the house.


2. TRANSIENT (ADJ.):  lasting only for a short time; impermanent.

Synonyms: temporary, brief

Antonyms: permanent

Example Sentence:

The city has a large transient population.


3. ASSORTMENT (NOUN): a miscellaneous collection of things or people.

Synonyms: collection, miscellany

Antonyms: disarrangement

Example Sentence:

The room was filled with an assortment of clothes.


4. DEPLETE (VERB): use up the supply or resources of.

Synonyms: empty, evacuate

Antonyms: augment

Example Sentence:

Reservoirs have been depleted by years of drought.


5. IRREPARABLE (ADJ.): (of an injury or loss) impossible to rectify or repair.

Synonyms: irreversible, irremediable

Antonyms: repairable

Example Sentence:

They were doing irreparable damage to my heart and lungs.


6. EXAGGERATION (NOUN): a statement that represents something as better or worse than it really is.

Synonyms: overemphasis, overstatement

Antonyms: understate

Example Sentence:

She told us what happened without exaggeration.


7. CORPUS (NOUN): a collection of written texts.

Synonyms: compilation, bulk

Antonyms: part

Example Sentence:

All the dictionary examples are taken from a corpus of billions of words.


8Accountable (ADJ.): (उत्तरदायी) responsible

Synonyms: liable, answerable

Antonyms: irresponsible

Example Sentence:

He is accountable to the management for what he does.

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