The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 143

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1)  Intransigence (verb) –

Meaning: Unwillingness to change one’s views or to agree; Hardship or suffering

experienced in the pursuit of a goal

Synonyms: adversity, asperity, difficulty, doggedness, stubbornness

Antonyms: flexibility, irresolution, laxness, kindness

Usage:  At the last GST Council meeting in June, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

had said the Council would convene again in July just to discuss the possible

alternatives to deal with this particular conundrum.


2) marooned (verb) –

Meaning: Run or brought ashore; Unable to move due to a lack of wind;

Synonyms: ditched, stranded, stuck, abandoned, deserted, forsaken

Antonyms: cherished, helped, nurtured

Usage: For   the first   time,   the wealthy and the powerful in their urban  palaces  have

found  themselves marooned


3) scandalous (verb) –

Meaning: Arousing or meriting strong disgust, aversion, or displeasure; Causing harm

to someone’s reputation;

Synonyms; disreputable, improper, disgraceful, outrageous, appalling, slanderous,

defamatory, libelous, notorious, infamous

Antonyms– innocuous, inoffensive, acceptable, pleasant, nice, delightful

Usage: The pandemic has brought the scandalous quality  of  our  healthcare system

into sharper relief


4) stewardship  (verb) –

Meaning: The process or act of managing, running or governing (something); The state

of ownership

Synonyms: property, ownership, custody, housework, chores, cleaning

Antonyms:  powerlessness, helplessness, hopelessness

Usage:  At  the  heart  of  this  pathetic state of affairs is the complete lack of

accountability of either the private  or  public  sector,  and  the  absence  of  the

stewardship  role  of the  state  in  ensuring  justice  and quality of health care for all

its citizens.


5) contestation (noun) –

Meaning: The act of contesting;

Synonyms: dispute, disagreement, disputation, contention, argument, assertion

Antonyms: accord, agreement, consensus

Usage:  The ban on specified Chinese Apps, on  grounds  that  they are “engaged in

activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India” adds another layer of

complexity to the contestation in cyberspace


6)  niche (verb) –

Meaning: A comfortable or suitable position in life or employment; Position for which

one is suited; The conditions suitable for an organism or population of organisms to live

and thrive

Synonyms: area, discipline, field, position, class, level, habitat, environment

Antonyms: occupied, position, filled, position

Usage:  Like global public health, cyber security is a niche area,


7) incipient  (verb) –

Meaning: Beginning, starting, coming into existence: A thing at a rudimentary stage

that shows potential for development

Synonyms: developing, inceptive, inchoate, nascent, rudimentary

Antonyms: adult, full-fledged, mature

Usage: We  are  at  an  incipient  stage  of looking for “cyber norms”


8) meandering   (verb) –

Meaning: Proceeding in a convoluted or undirected fashion; to scatter or intersperse

among other things; wander at random; Excessively lengthy or technical speech or


Synonyms: wandering, drifting, rambling, strolling digressive rambling discursive

convoluted indirect verbiage redundancy verbosity

Antonyms: concise, succinct, compact, straightforward, laconic, concise

Usage: Except for a few meandering authorial digressions, the novel maintains a

cracking pace from start to finish

The meandering path was littered with conifer branches, layered with a thick carpet of

fresh golden straw.


9) dearly (adj) –

Meaning: Very much       

Synonyms: deeply greatly profoundly

Antonyms: incompletely lightly little slightly

Usage: The allegations cost him dearly, leading to the first election defeat of Mr.

Najib’s part


10) accentuate (verb) –

Meaning: Make more noticeable or prominent; To draw special attention to; To

increase in degree, amount, size, or value

Synonyms: boost intensify enhance accent highlight stress emphasise

Antonyms: cloak hide veil conceal undermine annul cancel

Usage: Rahul  Gandhi’s  fitful  detours  into politics continue to excite his opponents

and  supporters

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