The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 237

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  1. Intervene (verb)


Definition: take part in something so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events.

Synonyms: intercede, involve oneself, get involved, interpose oneself, insinuate oneself, step in, cut in

Antonyms: combine, unite, leave alone, ignore

Usage: he acted outside his authority when he intervened in the dispute

2. Woes (noun)



Definition: great sorrow or distress

Synonyms: misery, sorrow, distress, wretchedness, sadness, unhappiness, heartache, heartbreak

Antonyms: happiness, joy, peace, calm

Usage: to add to his woes, customers have been spending less

3. Latter (adjective)



Definition: denoting the second or second mentioned of two people or things.

Synonyms: last-mentioned, second-mentioned, second of the two, second, last, later

Antonyms: first, beginning, first of two, first-mentioned

Usage: Russia chose the latter option

4. Awash (adjective)



Definition: containing large numbers or amounts of someone or something

Synonyms: flooded, covered with, a lot of, large number

Antonyms: not many, few, single, one

Usage: the city was awash with journalists

5. Erstwhile (adjective)



Definition: former, formerly

Synonyms: former, old, past, one-time, sometime, as was, ex-, late

Antonyms: current, present, new, ongoing, present-day

Usage: Mary Anderson, erstwhile the queen of America’s stage has made a comeback.

6. Culpable (adjective)



Definition: deserving blame.

Synonyms: to blame, guilty, at fault, in the wrong, blameworthy, blameable, censurable

Antonyms: not guilty, correct, not to blame, free of guilt, free of blame

Usage: mercy killings are less culpable than ‘ordinary’ murders

7. Pecuniary (adjective)



Definition: relating to or consisting of money.

Synonyms: financial, monetary, money, fiscal, economic, capital, commercial, budgetary

Antonyms: non-financial, unmaterialistic, not monetary

Usage: he admitted obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception

8. Illicit (adjective)



Definition: forbidden by law, rules, or custom

Synonyms: illegal, unlawful, illegitimate, against the law

Antonyms: legal, lawful, legitimate

Usage: The illicit drug market was growing at a rapid pace.

9. Lurch (verb)



Definition: make an abrupt uncontrolled movement, especially an unsteady tilt or roll

Synonyms: stagger, stumble, sway, reel, roll, weave, totter, flounder, falter, wobble, slip

Antonyms: stable, controlled, intentional, firm, steady, secure

Usage: the boat gave a violent lurch and he missed his footing

10. Redress (verb)



Definition: remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation)

Synonyms: rectify, correct, amend, remedy, repair, fix, cure, heal

Antonyms: break, ruin, worsen, dismantle

Usage: some ambitious Architect is being called to redress a leaning Wall

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