The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 114

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1) dismal (adjective)

Meaning : causing a mood of gloom or depression.

Synonyms : dingy, dim, dark, gloomy, sombre, dreary, drab

Antonyms : bright, cheerful

Usage : “the dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening”


2) persuaded (verb)

Meaning : induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.

Synonyms : prevail on, talk someone into, coax, convince, make, get

Antonyms : dissuade, discourage, deter

Usage : “it wasn’t easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing”


3) Devoid (adjective)

Meaning : entirely lacking or free from.

Synonyms : free from/of, empty of, vacant of, void of, bare of, barren of

 Antonyms : furnished, provided, supplied

Usage : “Lisa kept her voice devoid of emotion”


4) coherent (adjective)

Meaning : (of an argument, theory, or policy) logical and consistent.

Synonyms : logical, reasoned, reasonable, well reasoned

Antonyms : incoherent, muddled

Usage : “they failed to develop a coherent economic strategy”


5) invoked (verb)

Meaning : call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration.

Synonyms : pray to, call on, appeal to, plead with, supplicate

Antonyms : waive

Usage : “the antiquated defence of insanity is rarely invoked in England”


6) hark (verb)

Meaning : listen

Synonyms : listen, lend an ear

Usage : “just hark at you, speaking all lah-de-dah!”


7) unflinchingly (adjective)

Meaning : not flinching or shrinking

Synonyms : determined, dogged, grim, implacable, relentless, unappeasable, unrelenting, unyielding

Antonyms : afraid, cowardly

Usage : However, now in 2019, facing its toughest crisis, the Congress must address the question unflinchingly, and in depth, if it is to refresh itself as a political force.


8) symptomatic (adjective)

Meaning : serving as a symptom or sign, especially of something undesirable.

Synonyms : indicative, signalling, warning, characteristic

Antonyms : atypical, nontypical, uncharacteristic, untypical

Usage : “these difficulties are symptomatic of fundamental problems”


9) appeal (verb)

Meaning : make a serious, urgent, or heartfelt request.

Synonyms : ask urgently/earnestly, request urgently/earnestly, make an urgent/earnest request

Antonyms : bore, leave someone cold

Usage : “police are appealing for information about the incident”


10) disenchantment (noun)

Meaning : a feeling of disappointment about someone or something you previously respected or admired; disillusionment.

Synonyms : disillusionment, disappointment, dissatisfaction

Antonyms : enchanted, encouraged

Usage : “their growing disenchantment with the leadership”

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