The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 148

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01) Lampoon (verb) –

Meaning: The subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive

language or behavior; To make hurtful untrue comments about;

Synonyms: calumniate, asperse, blacken, ridicule, derision, mockery, laughter

Antonyms: seriousness, truth, honesty, openness

Usage: When he arrived, carrying nothing but a knapsack, he retrieved his Lampoon

credit card from his wallet and broke it in two.

 

02) Tawdry (verb) –

Meaning: Cheap and gaudy; Involving immoral behavior; Bold and without shame

Synonyms: sordid, base, ignoble, tatty, tinselly, cheap, flashy, brazen

Antonyms: refined, tasteful, elegant, plain

Usage: The outdoor advertising industry has long been seen as tawdry and tasteless.

 

03) Unwittingly (verb) –

Meaning: In an accidental manner ; having no knowledge of a situation or fact ; lacking

worldly experience, wisdom, or judgment

Synonyms: innocently, naively, ingenuously, ignorantly, unconsciously, inadvertently, accidentally

Antonyms: advisedly, knowingly, intentionally

Usage: He unwittingly made the mistake of questioning the command of the loca

.tyrant.

 

04) Mendacity (verb)

Meaning: The tendency to be untruthful; A fabricated story or statement, especially

one intended to deceive

Synonyms: lie, falsehood, untruth, deceit, dishonesty, lying

Antonyms: honesty, integrity, probity, truthfulness

Usage: His history of mendacity is so intense and so long lasting that he wouldn’t

understand the truth if he fell over it.

 

05) Connivance (noun) –

Meaning: The process of conniving or conspiring; The fact or condition of being

involved with or participating in something;

Synonyms: sharing, support, taking part, intrigue, conspiracy, collusion complot,

treason, artifice

Antonyms: ignorance, detachment, uninvolvement, disengagedness

Usage: “Illicit sand mining in the Karumeniyar riverbed has been rampant for many

years with the connivance of the Sattankulam police,”

 

06) Ablution (Adj) –

Meaning:  The liquid used in the cleansing or ablution; A person’s initiation into a

particular activity or role, typically one perceived as difficult; A situation in which

something is cleaned

Synonyms: Cleaning, baptism, initiation, cleansing, shower, lavation

Antonyms: adulteration, corruption, dirtying, pollution, repression

Usage:  We are ordered to make ablution before prayer

 

07) Banter (noun) –

Meaning: The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks; Biting severity, or

sarcastic quality; Exchange remarks in a good-humoured teasing way

Synonyms:  Joke, mordacity, acrimony, mordancy, repartee, jesting, joking, raillery

Antonyms: sadness, seriousness, tragedy, unhappiness

Usage:  The banter by all these sophisticated Manhattanites is also refreshingly tart.

 

08) Ebullient (Adj) –

Meaning: Cheerful and full of energy; Effusive and often emotional;

Synonyms: gushy, effusive, fulsome, emotional, exuberant, buoyant, cheery, elated

Antonyms: depressed, apathetic, disinterested

Usage; Hutt was usually ebullient but this time, he came to my office, and he was in a

down mood.

 

09) Ensconce (noun) –

Meaning:  To settle firmly or comfortably; To conceal or hide from view; Reside; use

Synonyms: occupy, inhabit, tenant, hide, conceal, bury, cache, settle, install

Antonyms: confuse, depart, destroy, quit, flee, go from, display, exhibit, expose

Usage: I intend to ensconce myself in a nice hotel looking out on Central Park on

Saturday and Sunday.

 

10) Exultant (adj) –

Meaning: Very happy, especially at someone else’s defeat or failure; Tending to boast

or brag

Synonyms: boastful, bragging, conceited, jubilant, rejoicing, triumphant, delighted

Antonyms: depressed, disappointed, discouraged

Usage: Here, most of the music is exultant and exhilarating, full of polyrhythms that

inspire the vocalists to slip and slide over the beats.

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