The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 145

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01) truce (Adj) –

Meaning: A period of time in which no fighting takes place due to an agreement

between the opposed parties; A cancellation or postponement of a punishment

Synonyms: armistice, break, ceasefire, lull, moratorium, reprieve, respite

Antonyms: continuation, disagreement, fight

Usage: Rajasthan Congress factions inching towards a truce.


02) embellished    (noun) –

Meaning: To make more beautiful or attractive by adorning or decorating; Add more

detail concerning what has already been said

Synonyms: adorn, decorate, deck, dress, complicate, develop, amplify, detail, describe

Antonyms: blemish, deface, disfigure, abridge, compress, condense

Usage: Indian  governments  over  several decades,  enthusiastically  embellished    by

a    vibrant,  popular culture.


03) pacification (adj) –

Meaning: The process of pacifying;

Synonyms: appeasement, conciliation, mollification, reconciliation

Antonyms: incitement, provocation, motivation

Usage:  Development may not lead to pacification of the conflict  in  Kashmi


04) peddled (verb) –

Meaning: to sell things, especially door to door or in insignificant quantities

Synonyms: hawked, sold, marketed, traded

Antonyms: bought, pulled

Usage: The kith and kin of those who died say the illicit brew was peddled virtually in

the open by small­time vendors


05) bloated (verb) –

Meaning: Of exaggerated importance or value; Having an especially high opinion of

oneself, usually with contempt for others; Showing contemptuous indifference

Synonyms: inflated, overblown, outsize, arrogant,, haughty, hubristic, supercilious

Antonyms: shrunken, contracted, deflated

Usage: J&K, for historical reasons, has had a bloated bureaucracy in comparison to

other  States


06) merit (Adj) –

Meaning:  Positive outcome from the achievement of one’s goals

Synonyms: success, prosperity, affluence, credit, glory, acclaim, praise

Antonyms: deficiency, demerit, disvalue, disadvantage, impotence

Usage:  it is dissenting voices emanating   from   Hindu   religious authorities that merit attention.

merit attention – to deserve (something, such as attention or good treatment) by

being important or good.


07) vanquished (adj) –

Meaning: Without hope of recovery; No longer present or existing; to disprove or


Synonyms: finished, ruined, doomed, beaten, confuted, disproved, disproven

Antonyms: accomplished, fresh, safe, saved, successful

Usage: Religion is not only relegated  to  an  inferior  position  but has also been

effectively vanquished.


08) eeced (verb) –

Meaning: To have exploited someone for one’s personal gain; to loot or plunder by


Synonyms: exploited, manipulated, abused, sacked, despoiled, looted

Antonyms: flourishing, intact, mended, preserved

Usage: . Even doctors working in these hospitals reported that they thought  their

patients  were  being eeced


09) alacrity (Adj) – The quality or state of being prepared to do something

Meaning:  Brisk and cheerful readiness;

Synonyms: willingness, briskness, dispatch, eagerness

Antonyms: apathy, dullness, inertia, lethargy, nonchalance, timidity

Usage:  he J&K High Court and the Supreme Court has not shown any alacrity to

settle the constitutional and legal questions raised before it


10) relegated (Adj) –

Meaning: To assign an inferior rank or position to; To treat as unworthy of serious


Synonyms: downgrade, lower, declass, refer, direct, delegate, disregard, discount

Antonyms: promote, upgrade, assume, collect, combine, declassify

Usage; Religion is not only relegated to an inferior position but has also been

effectively vanquished

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