13 Dec 2015

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Words Of The Day (THE HINDU)- 13/12/2015

ARCHAIC : Extremely old as seeming to belong to an early period;ANTIQUATED.
example: Amendment to archaic law.

CALLOW : Young and inexperienced.
mnemonic: CANT ALLOW YOUNG.

CALLOUS : Emotional hardened;RUDE;INDURATE.
example: Callous behaviour.

CAJOLE : Influnce or urge by gentle urging;CARESSING;PERSUADE.
mnemonic: IN DDLJ SHARUKH PERSUADED CAJOLE.

HYPOCHONDRIAC : One who is too much concerned about his health.

ADEPT : SKILLED;ADROIT;VIRTUOSO;DEXTEROUS.
example: An adept in handicraft.

ADOPT : Take into one's family.
example: They adopted two children from Nicaragua.

ADAPT : Make fit;ADJUST.

INIMICAL : Not friendly;HOSTILE;LIKE ENEMY.
mnemonic: enemy like.

IMPORTUNE : Beg persistently;INSIST.
example: I importune you to help them.

NOSTALGIC : Unhappy about being away and longing from family;HOMESICK.

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