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Vocabulary of The Day- 20 April

Vocabulary of The Day- 20 April

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Meaning: Previous, Erstwhile

Newspaper: The Indian Express

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Use of the Word:

Ahmedabad CBI court imposes a penalty of Rs. 15 crore on the former senior manager at Indian Overseas Bank for indulging in ‘white collar crime’.

The former is a good idea but the latter is not.

Synonyms: Erstwhile, Previous

Antonyms: Latter, Next

 Q. Which of the following is not an antonym of the word former?

a) Future

b) Past

c) Latter

d) Next

Similar Sounding Words with Different meaning:

i) Reed: a tall plant, like grass, that grows in or near water

ii) Read: to look at words and understand them

Ans. b) Past is a synonym of Former.

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What is the synonyms of the word "Former"?

The synonyms of the word "Former" are Erstwhile, and Previous.