Vocab Of the Day #001 [ From The Hindu]

  1. Separatists detained over call for joint prayers
  2. A precocious equestrian talent emerges
  3. vicarious sacrifice
  4. Free supply of fertilisers augurs well for farmers
  5. All sound and fury for nothing
Word Meaning & Synonyms
detainVerb Meaning: keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attentionSynonyms: make late, retard, keep (back), slow up
precociousadjective Meaning: (of a child) having developed certain abilities or inclinations at an earlier age than is usual or expected.Synonyms: advanced, old beyond one’s years, forward, ahead of one’s peers, mature
vicariousadjective Meaning: experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person.Synonyms: indirect, second-hand, secondary, derivative,
Augurs Verb Meaning: (of an event or circumstance) portend a good or bad outcomeSynonyms: soothsayer, fortune teller, crystal gazer, clairvoyant, psychic
furyNoun Meaning: wild or violent anger.Synonyms: rage, anger, wrath, passion, outrage, spleen

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