The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 152

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01) Meddling (Adj) –

Meaning: Interfering or meddling in the affairs of others; Disrespectful or rude; The

action of intruding;

Synonyms: intrusion, incursion, impingement, impertinent, rude, bold, intrusive,

interfering, meddlesome, prying, obtrusive

Antonyms: unobtrusive, uninterested, incurious, uncurious, reserved, cool, reticent

Usage: I don’t think we need to be seen to be meddling too much in the affairs of the

Middle East region.


02) Harrowing (noun) –

Meaning: Unbearably or excruciatingly painful or torturous;

Synonyms: excruciating, tormenting, agonizing, grievous, harsh

Antonyms: calming, pleasant, relaxing, unfrightening

Usage: Now she takes you on a harrowing true life journey from childhood neglect so

bad she gnawed at dog bones for nourishment..


03) Tamper (adj) –

Meaning: To interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make

unauthorized alterations; Bribe someone in order to receive a favor;

Synonyms: influence, corrupt, interfere, meddle, tinker, fiddle

Antonyms: improve, remain, repair, stay

Usage: We tamper with the independence of the judiciary at the peril of our cherished



04) Rebuff (verb) –

Meaning: A harsh expression of disapproval or criticism; A feeling of intense distaste

or disgust

Synonyms: repulsion, aversion, disgust, snub, rejection, repulse

Antonyms: encouragement, welcome, acceptance

Usage: Only the united Balkan peoples can give a real rebuff to the shameless

pretensions of tsarism and European imperialism.


05) pilloried (verb) –

Meaning: to attack or ridicule publicly; to subject to humiliation, scorn, ridicule or


Synonyms: derided, ridiculed, scorned, mocked, branded, denounced, stigmatized,

Antonyms: praised, acclaimed

Usage: I believe them when they say it’s what keeps them in their horrible jobs,

pilloried by the public, ignored by their leadership.


06) Rescind (Adj) –

Meaning:  To put an end to, especially formally

Synonyms: annul, cancel, repeal, abrogate, invalidate

Antonyms: enact, enforce, confirm

Usage:  If you haven’t been to this icon of Australiana, rescind your citizenship



07) innuendos (adj) –

Meaning: a derogatory hint or reference to a person or thing; act of disparaging or


Synonyms: insinuations, imputations, hints, implications, disparagements ,


Antonyms: evidences, proofs

Usage: These include telling brazen lies, making sexual innuendos, cyber stalking and

posting obscenities


08) Provenance (verb) –

Meaning: A place or source of origin;

Synonyms: origin, background, source, derivation, pedigree, Base, core, bottom, cause,

basis heart

Antonyms: conclusion, effect, end, result

Usage: He is well aware of my dubious provenance as a tipster, but seemed

unconvinced that I could be that bad.


09) Puerile (noun) –

Meaning:  Silly and childish; Display a lack of maturity

Synonyms: childish, juvenile, immature, green, juvenile, inexperienced frivolous,

flighty, giddy

Antonyms: mature, adult, grown-up earnest, serious

Usage: And yet the arguments he adduces are gimmicky and puerile and laced with

minor dishonesties all the way through.


10) Draconian (Adj) –

Meaning: Very severe or strict

Synonyms: harsh, severe, strict, stringent, unforgiving, unmollifiable

Antonyms: lenient, charitable, clement, compassionate

Usage; Doctors are contesting the regulations as undemocratic, arbitrary and


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