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Daily word used by #hindhu

*Daily Wordlist based on the HINDU*
1.Oblation

Meaning: a thing presented or offered to God or a god.

Synonym: religious ceremony,  Offertory,  religious offering

Usage: Neither bread nor parched corn nor fresh ears shall be eaten until the oblation is made.
2.Officious

Meaning: intrusively enthusiastic in offering help or advice; interfering.

Synonym: interfering, intrusive, meddlesome

Antonym: self-effacing

Usage: “the security people were very officious”
3.Nuance

Meaning: a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.

Synonym:  shading, gradation, variation, modulation, degree

Usage: “he was familiar with the nuances of the local dialect”
4.Novitiate

Meaning: the period or state of being a novice, especially in a religious order.

Synonym: probationary period, probation, trial period, test period, apprenticeship, training period, 

Usage: in 1868 he began a three-year novitiate”
5.Ludicrous

Meaning: so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing.

Synonym: absurd, ridiculous, farcical, laughable, risible, preposterous, foolish, idiotic, stupid, inane, silly, asinine, nonsensical

Antonym: sensible

Usage: “it’s ludicrous that I have been fined”
6.Meteoric

Meaning:  resembling a meteor in speed or in sudden and temporary brilliance

Synonym: rapid, lightning, swift, fast, quick, speedy, breakneck, fast-track, accelerated, 

Usage: In only a short time, he’d had a meteoric career.
7.Maverick

Meaning: an unorthodox or independent-minded person.

Synonym: individualist, nonconformist, free spirit, unconventional person, 

Usage: “a maverick detective”
8.Mammoth

Meaning: huge. 

Synonym: enormous, gigantic, giant, colossal,

Antonym: Tiny 

Usage: “a mammoth corporation”
9.Macabre

Meaning: disturbing because concerned with or causing a fear of death.

Synonym: gruesome, horrid, horrendous, dreadful, appalling, loathsome, repugnant

Usage: “a macabre series of murders”
10.Munificent

Meaning: characterized by or displaying great generosity.

Synonym: generous, bountiful, open-handed, magnanimous, philanthropic,

Antonym: mean, niggardly, miserly

Usage: “a munificent bequest”.

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