The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 140

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1) Xenophobic (adjective)

Meaning: having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.

Synonyms: racist, racialist, ethnocentric

Antonyms: xenomaniac

Usage: “xenophobic attitudes”


2) Indicative (adjective)

Meaning: serving as a sign or indication of something.

Synonyms: symptomatic, expressive, suggestive

Antonyms: concealing

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


3) Gripped (verb)

Meaning: (of an emotion or situation) have a strong or adverse effect on.

Synonyms: afflict, affect, take over

 Antonyms: release

Usage: “his knuckles were white as he gripped the steering wheel”


4) Indefensible (adjective)

Meaning: not justifiable by argument.

Synonyms: inexcusable, unjustifiable

Antonyms: justifiable, excusable

Usage: “this behaviour is morally indefensible”


5) Litigating (verb)

Meaning: resort to legal action to settle a matter; be involved in a lawsuit.

Synonyms: expedite action process challenge sue

Antonyms: sink source activation stabilisation stabilization

Usage: “the plaintiff is prepared to litigate”


6) Strident (adjective)

Meaning: (of a sound) loud and harsh; grating.

Synonyms: harsh, raucous, rough, grating

Usage: “his voice had become increasingly strident”


7) Exceeding (adjective)

Meaning: very great.

Synonyms: great, very great, considerable

Antonyms: fall short of

Usage: “she spoke warmly of his exceeding kindness”


8) Befuddling (verb)

Meaning: cause to become unable to think clearly.

Synonyms: confused, muddled, addled, bewildered

Antonyms: clear

Usage: “even in my befuddled state I could see that they meant trouble”


9) Adequate (adjective)

Meaning: satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity

Synonyms: sufficient, enough, ample

Antonyms: less

Usage: “this office is perfectly adequate for my needs”


10) Mere (adjective)

Meaning: used to emphasize how small or insignificant someone or something is.

Synonyms: trifling, meagre, bare, trivial

Usage: “questions that cannot be answered by mere mortals”

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