The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 151

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1)  incontrovertible (verb) –

Meaning: Not capable of being denied, challenged, or disputed; Not capable of being

denied, challenged, or disputed

Synonyms: certain, indisputable, sure, irrefutable, certain, indisputable, sure,


Antonyms: questionable, answerable, arguable, contradictable

Usage:  The wisdom of learning from failure is incontrovertible.


2) Spar (verb) –

Meaning: Argue with someone without marked hostility; agree give in concur make


Synonyms: argue, dispute, quarrel, row, squabble, bicker

Antonyms: agree, give in, concur, make peace

Usage: Frank compares the situation to that of male elks who use their antlers to spar

with other males for mating rights.


3) simmer (verb) –

Meaning: To cook in liquid; Become burnt when exposed to heat or a flame

Synonyms; churns, cooks, scorches, parches

Antonyms– cools, freezes, soothes

Usage: In a society where a feudal sense of entitlement simmers beneath a veneer of

economic modernity, aspirational upper castes with bottled up resentments are legion in

every domain.


4) Parlous (verb) –

Meaning: Full of danger or risk; In a dire state; Likely to injure or damage

Synonyms: harmful, damaging, dangerous, dire, appalling, critical, dangerous, risky,

hazardous, perilous

Antonyms: harmless, innocent, innocuous, nonhazardous

Usage: When you realise his parlous financial state at the time, it seems less of a

coincidence and unhappily more of a put-up job.


5) Restive (noun) –

Meaning: Unable to rest or relax due to stress or worry; Showing enthusiasm or

displaying positive energy about something

Synonyms:  excited, enthusiastic, eager, buoyant, restless, uneasy, agitated, edgy,


Antonyms: calm, restful, content, peaceful

Usage:  He could tell Emily was restive, eager to belt on her chatelaine’s keys and rush

off to primp the cushions.


6) Accentuate (noun) –

Meaning:  Make more noticeable or prominent; to increase in degree, amount, size, or


Synonyms: intensify, enhance, magnify, strengthen

Antonyms: camouflage, blanket, enshroud, downplay, understate, cover

Usage: He also uplit the upper facades of the building to accentuate the tower’s



7) Inviolable (noun) –

Meaning:  Never to be broken, infringed, or dishonoured; Too powerful to be defeated

or overcome

Synonyms: invincible, durable, stable, impregnable, sacrosanct, sacred, holy,

hallowed, untouchable

Antonyms: partial, breakable, violable

Usage: During the First World War, the symbol of the Red Cross was seen as inviolable.


8) Queer (Adj) –

Meaning: Deviating from what is considered normal; Slightly ill; Having extreme or

relentless concern or interest in; Crazy or behaving irrationally;

Synonyms: batty, demented, obsessed, absorbed, fixated, ill, queasy, faint, odd,

strange, curious, funny, peculiar

Antonyms: ordinary, common, normal, certain, conventional

Usage: I glanced askance at this strange creature, and found him watching me with his

queer, restless eyes.


9) Condign (verb) –

Meaning:  Fitting, appropriate, deserved, especially denoting punishment;

Appropriate, relevant, or significant;

Synonyms: happy, apposite, deserved, just, merited, appropriate

Antonyms: undeserved, undue, unfair, unjust

Usage: I may pity him, and even understand his motives, but a murderer is still

deserving of condign punishment.


10) Lumpen (verb) –

Meaning: Of or relating to the lumpen proletariat; highborn highbred lofty noble

Synonyms: lowly, common, humble, plebeian low

Antonyms: highborn, highbred, lofty noble

Usage: The lumpen and guilt-stricken driver, on the other hand, is as made for the task.

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