Vocabulary : 06 May 2020

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1. SEMINAL (adjective) लाभदायक
Meaning: Strongly influencing later developments.
Synonyms: Influential, Formative, Important, Primary.
Antonyms: Dull, Inessential, Minor, Unsubstantial.
Usage: Newton’s laws are seminal in the field of physics.

2. PREPONDERANCE (noun): प्रमुखता
Meaning: the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance.
Synonyms: prevalence, predominance, majority, generality.
Antonyms: subservience, disability, inferiority, flaw
Usage: The preponderance of unemployed workers is linked to the manufacturer’s desire to cut costs by sending jobs overseas.

3. EPICENE (adjective) उभयलिंगी
Meaning: Effeminate; effete.
Synonyms: Sissy, womanish, unmanly, girlish.
Antonyms: manly, mannish, masculine, virile.
Usage: More epicene than handsome, if you asked me,’ he muttered a bit darkly.’

4. ARRANT (adjective) अत्यन्त
Meaning: Complete, utter.
Synonyms: total, absolute, thorough, sheer.
Antonyms: minor, light, unclear, obscure.
Usage: These people crumble when their arrant nonsense is confronted with simple common sense.

5. STARK (adjective) निरानंद
Meaning: Unpleasantly or sharply clear.
Synonyms: blunt, plain, unembellished, harsh.
Antonyms: lush, bleak, cheerful, opulent.
Usage: His evidence in chief stood in stark contrast to his evidence on cross-examination.

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