The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 139

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1) Substantially (adverb)

Meaning: to a great or significant extent.

Synonyms: considerably, significantly, greatly, a great deal

Antonyms: slightly

Usage: “profits grew substantially”

 

2) Bedeviling (verb)

Meaning: (of a person) torment or harass.

Synonyms: afflict, torment, beset, assail

Antonyms: Precede

Usage: “he bedevilled them with petty practical jokes”

 

3) Emphatic (adjective)

Meaning: expressing something forcibly and clearly.

Synonyms: vehement, firm, wholehearted, forceful, forcible

 Antonyms: hesitant, tentative

Usage: “the children were emphatic that they would like to repeat the experience”

 

4) Envisage (verb)

Meaning: contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.

Synonyms: foresee, predict, forecast

Antonyms: disregard

Usage: “the Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers”

 

5) Ubiquitous (adjective)

Meaning: present, appearing, or found everywhere.

Synonyms: omnipresent, ever-present

Antonyms: rare, scarce

Usage: “his ubiquitous influence was felt by all the family”

 

6) Plethora (noun)

Meaning: a large or excessive amount of something.

Synonyms: excess, abundance, overabundance

Usage: “a plethora of committees and subcommittees”

 

7) Expedite (verb)

Meaning: make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.

Synonyms: speed up, accelerate, hurry, hasten

Antonyms: delay, hinder

Usage: “he promised to expedite economic reforms”

 

8) Granular (adjective)

Meaning: resembling or consisting of small grains or particles.

Synonyms: powder, powdered, powdery

Antonyms: buttery, smooth, velvety

Usage: “a granular database”

 

9) Unanimous (adjective)

Meaning: (of an opinion, decision, or vote) held or carried by everyone involved.
Synonyms:  uniform, consistent, solid, united

Antonyms: divided, at odds

Usage: “this requires the unanimous approval of all member states”

 

10) Hurdle (noun)

Meaning: a problem or difficulty that must be overcome.

Synonyms: obstacle, difficulty, problem, barrier

Antonyms: advantage, break, edge

Usage: “many would like to emigrate to the United States, but face formidable hurdles”

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