5 Dec 2015

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Words Of The Day (THE HINDU)- 05/12/2015

REPERCUSSION : Indirect consequences of some action.
example: His declaration had unforeseen repercussions.

EXODUS : A journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment.
example: Exodus after the deluge in chennai.

TYRANT : A cruel and oppressive dictator,absolute ruler. syn-AUTOCRAT,DESPOT.
example: His father was a tyrant.

ATROCITY : The quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane.

DILEMMA : A state of uncertainty or perplexity especially requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options.
example: The solution of the dilemma is a matter of inference.

SPECTRE : A mental representation of something haunting;GHOST.

SCEPTRE : A sword or something else which represents the power. symbolises POWER.

SCEPTICAL : Marked by or given to doubt,doubting;SKEPTICAL.

CONSOLIDATE : Make firm or secure;STRENGTHEN.
example: Consolidate one's gains.

RELUCTANT : Unwilling to take action for;NOT EAGER.
example: they were reluctant to socialize.

REDUNDANT : More than needed;EXCESS;EXTRA;SPARE;SURPLUS.
example: Skills made redundant by technology advancement.

TACITURN : One who is disinclined to talk.

TACIT : silent.

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