The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 146

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01) prelude (Adj) –

Meaning: An action or event serving as an introduction to something more important

Synonyms: preliminary, curtain-raiser, beginning

Antonyms: ending, finale, finish

Usage: What we really fear isthat this is a prelude to other demands.


02) crucified (noun) –

Meaning: Browbeat, destroy with words; To criticize (someone) severely and


Synonyms: harrow, torment, agonise,execute, kill, martyr,condemn, arraign, attack

Antonyms: aid, compliment, exalt, help

Usage: He tortured him, shot himand crucified him.


03) delinquent (adj) –

Meaning: Tending to commit crime; Having the characteristic of being troublesome or

unruly; unpaid outstanding owing unsettled

Synonyms: criminal, lawbreaking, lawless,disturbed, intractable, intransigent,unpaid,

outstanding, owing, unsettled

Antonyms: conformist, well, behaved, obedient,diligent, attentive, careful

Usage:The legendary principalslapped the delinquent studenthard.


04) vignette (verb) –

Meaning: A vivid depiction or representation of someone or something in art or


Synonyms: sketch, portrait, depiction,column, paper, discourse

Antonyms: concealment, misrepresentation

Usage:In the din as well as the deathlysilence to mark a year since thereorganisation

ofthe State ofJammu and Kashmir and the abrogation of its special status,

anotheranniversary — almost a historicalvignette today — has, not surprisingly, been



05) din (verb) –

Meaning: A loud, unpleasant, and prolonged noise

Synonyms: sound, noise, racket,lash, commotion, crash

Antonyms: quiet, silence,peace, quietness

Usage:In the din as well as the deathly silence to mark a year since the reorganisation

of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and the abrogation of its special status, another

anniversary — almost a historical vignette today — has, not surprisingly, been forgotten.


06) poignancy (Adj) –

Meaning:  A quality that evokes pity or sadness

Synonyms: sadness, pathos, piteousness, emotion

Antonyms: cheer, happiness, joy delight

Usage:  it carriestoday deep poignancy as New Delhi continues to reflect on strategies

to win the sofar elusive victory over the hearts and minds ofthe people


07) devious (adj) –

Meaning: Showing a skilful use of underhand tactics to achieve goals; Ambiguous in

nature, typically as an avoidance tactic

Synonyms: evasive, elusive, equivocating,scheming, deceitful, dishonest, sly, treacherous

Antonyms: righteous, ethical, honest,artless, guileless, ingenuous, innocent

Usage: It was on August 5, 1965 that twoKashmiri Gujjars helped to thwartone of

Pakistan’s most deviousconspiracies in the Valley


08) fulsome (verb) –

Meaning: Complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree; That has been described

as greater or better than it actually is

Synonyms: ingratiating, cloying,adulatory, excessive, fawning, inordinate,exaggerated,

inflated, excessive

Antonyms:reasonable, sincere, restrained, simple

Usage:each deserving a fulsome tribute


09) adverted (Adj) –

Meaning:  to take notice or pay attention (to); to take notice or pay attention (to); to

suggest or put forward, especially something which may be considered audacious

Synonyms:noticed, considered, heeded, noted,alluded, implied, suggested

Antonyms: disregarded, forgot, forgotten, ignored

Usage:  It adverted tothe terms of settlement arrived atin the mediation process


10) sneaking (Adj) –

Meaning: Having or showing a cunning and deceitful nature

Synonyms: furtive, shifty, sneaky, stealthy

Antonyms: open, overt, public, noticeable

Usage; the Muslims musthear an apology for the wrongfulact of sneaking in an idol

into themosque in 1949.

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