The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 113

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1) Bow out (verb)

Meaning: withdraw or retire from an activity or role.

Synonyms: withdraw from, resign from, retire from, step down from

Antonyms: begin, continue

Usage: “many artists are forced to bow out of the profession at a relatively early age”

2) Acquisitive (adjective)

Meaning: excessively interested in acquiring money or material things.

Synonyms: greedy, hoarding, covetous, avaricious, possessive

Antonyms: altruistic, bounteous, bountiful, charitable

Usage: “we live in a competitive and acquisitive society”

3) Persistent (adjective)

Meaning: continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

Synonyms: tenacious, persevering, determined, resolute

Antonyms: irresolute

Usage: “one of the government’s most persistent critics”

4) Contingent (adjective)

Meaning: subject to chance/ occurring or existing only if (certain circumstances) are the case; dependent on.

Synonyms: chance, accidental, fortuitous, possible, unforeseen

Antonyms: predictable

Usage: “the contingent nature of the job”

5) Offspring (noun)


Synonyms: fruit, get, issue, posterity, progeny, seed, spawn

Antonyms: ancestor, antecedent, father, forebear

Usage: a mother of numerous offspring

6) Reeling (verb)

Meaning: wind something on to a reel by turning the reel.

Synonyms: stagger, lurch, sway, rock, stumble

Antonyms: clearheaded, stable, steady

Usage: “sailplanes are often launched by means of a wire reeled in by a winch”

7) Decisive (adjective)

Meaning: settling an issue; producing a definite result.

Synonyms: deciding, conclusive, determining, final

Antonyms: insignificant

Usage: “the archers played a decisive part in the victory”

8) Overwhelming (adjective)

Meaning: very great in amount.

Synonyms: very large, profuse, enormous, immense, inordinate

Antonyms: small

Usage: “his party won overwhelming support”

9) Indicative (adjective)

Meaning: serving as a sign or indication of something.

Synonyms: symptomatic, expressive, suggestive, evocative

Antonyms: unprophetic

Usage: “having recurrent dreams is not necessarily indicative of any psychological problem”

10) Stark (adjective)

Meaning: severe or bare in appearance or outline.

Synonyms: sharply delineated, sharp, sharply defined,

Antonyms: fuzzy, indistinct, pleasant, comfortable

Usage: “the ridge formed a stark silhouette against the sky”

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