The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 153

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1)  Furloughed (verb) –

Meaning: Dismissed, lay-off

Synonyms: ejected, expelled, ousted, discharged, fired

Antonyms: work, term, continuation

Usage:  I have just learned that Cousin George has got his furlough extended thirty days.


2) Egress (verb) –

Meaning: The action of going out of or leaving a place; To be liberated or freed from (something)

Synonyms: get out, escape, flee, departure, exit, exodus withdrawal

Antonyms: entry, arrival, ingress, entrance

Usage: Air access and egress is considered a fundamental for any region which hopes to be competitive in the future.


3) lament (verb) –

Meaning: Express passionate grief about; A passionate expression of grief or sorrow

Synonyms: mourn, grieve, bemoan, lamentation, moan, wail

Antonyms: celebrate, delight, joy, exultation, rejoicing, celebration

Usage: It is inevitable that one must lament the tardiness of the criminal justice system.


4) residual (verb) –

Meaning: Remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone ; The act of entailing, the state of being entailed, or something that is entailed ;

Synonyms: consequence, ramification, repercussion, lasting, lingering, abiding, enduring

Antonyms: core, base, requisite, essential

Usage: Indeed, residual elements of the public display of violence are evident even in the Raja’s case.


5) compunction (adj) –

Meaning: A pricking of conscience or a feeling of regret, especially one which is slight or fleeting; The action of objecting to something

Synonyms: contrition, guilt, misgiving, demur, objection, exception

Antonyms: happiness, willingness, inclination

Usage: The government feels no compunction in doing precisely just this in Jammu and Kashmir ( J&K)


6) ostensibly (verb) –

Meaning: Seemingly, apparently, on the surface; easily perceived, understood or believed; unnatural, artificial or fake in nature; Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty

Synonyms: obviously, plainly, evidently, seemingly, supposedly, ostensively, perhaps, maybe, conceivably

Antonyms: fakely, falsely, bogusly, spuriously, improbably, obscurely, vaguely, possibly

Usage: This ostensibly supportive decision has become controversial


7) Crestfallen (Adj) –

Meaning: Sad and disappointed;

Synonyms: saddened, shattered, dejected, depressed, deflated disenchanted

Antonyms: happy, cheerful, joyful, exultant, ebullient, proud, unashamed

Usage: To the crestfallen architect it  assured them that only qualified candidates registered with the Council of Archi­tecture  (CoA),  the  statutory  body,could call  themselves ‘architects’.


8) Incumbent (Adj) –

Meaning:  Necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility; Imposed on someone as an obligation, especially due to one’s office; Inactive

Synonyms: resting, inactive, current, existing, present, compulsory, mandatory, necessary

Antonyms: future, past, former, optional, elective, voluntary

Usage: They also were incumbent companies that resisted change and eventually were consumed by it.


9) radical (noun) –

Meaning: Forming an inherent or fundamental part of the nature of someone or something; Comprehensive and far-reaching in nature; Not constrained by traditional or orthodox beliefs or behavior; Favoring political and social equality; Trying out new ideas or methods

Synonyms: experimental, innovative, left-wing, communist, leftist, unconventional, nonconventional, unorthodox, complete, entire, sweeping, thorough, fundamental, basic, essential

Antonyms: superficial, inessential, minor, conservative, reactionary, traditional

Usage: Readers may not even notice some of the more radical elements like word balloons that get cut off by the panel borders.


10) pronounced (Adj) –

Meaning: Very noticeable or marked; Of the greatest possible degree or amount; Showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense;

Synonyms: vehement ardent supreme big great herculean noticeable marked striking conspicuous

Antonyms: inconspicuous unnoticeable indefinite minimum least

Usage: A Thames Valley Police spokesman said the girl was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the crash.


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