The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 154

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Daily Hindu Editorial Analysis:


1)  Credence (verb) –

Meaning: Belief in or acceptance of something as true

Synonyms: faith, belief, confidence, trust

Antonyms: disbelief, discredit, distrust, doubt

Usage:  Some religious groups created, forged, Sibylline books of their own to give credence to their own claims of prophesy.


2) Reprieve (verb) –

Meaning: A cancellation or postponement of a punishment; The alleviation of a disease’s symptoms without a cure

Synonyms: palliation, alleviation, respite, acquittal, amnesty, pardon, remission

Antonyms: continuance, discouragement, obstruction

Usage: However, it was a brief reprieve as Tranmere scored again in extra time to secure the win.


3) hollow out (verb) –

Meaning: Make a space; push in slightly; To make (a hole or channel) by digging

carve out dig out; Lessen the effectiveness, power

Synonyms; dent, depress, gouge, undermine, weaken, sabotage

Antonyms– fill, cover, bury

Usage: Using a paring knife or a melon ball scoop, hollow out the bottom of the cake, keeping the removed section intact.


4) Uptick (verb) –

Meaning: a small increase or upward change in something that has been steady or declining

Synonyms: increase, rise, augmentation, expansion, increment

Antonyms:  abatement, decline, decrease, decrement

Usage: I think it’s important to note that, yes, they have seen an uptick in chatter among these groups.


5) Cajole (noun) –

Meaning: To persuade someone to do something which they are reluctant to do, especially by flattery or promises

Synonyms:  coax, sweet-talk, wheedle, beguile, blandish, entice

Antonyms: bully, compel, discourage, disenchant

Usage:  Her first task was to coax and cajole the gathering into applauding loudly, in order to welcome her.


6) Frontier (adj) –

Meaning: A line or border separating two countries; A leading position, especially in relation to technology of innovation

Synonyms: cutting edge, forefront, lead border, boundary

Antonyms: inside, interior, metropolis, middle, nadir

Usage: The high Andes peaks constitute its natural frontier with Bolivia and Argentina.


7) Overarch (Noun) –

Meaning: something that includes or affects everything or everyone;  Leap or spring while supporting or propelling oneself with one or both hands or with the help of a pole

Synonyms: vault, jump, leap, arch, bend, underlying, enveloping

Antonyms: decline, decrease, drop, fall

Usage: Another barrier is the fact that economic considerations overarch many of our decisions.


5) skewed (noun) –

Meaning: Slanted, curled or bending to one side; Not in a straight or level position; to bias or distort in a particular direction; cause to change direction abruptly; to distort or influence in a negative way

Synonyms: Corrupted depraved veered deviated biased crookedly aslant

Antonyms: even level straight symmetrical perfect regular

Usage:  The alternative, of remote and online learning opportunities, is skewed by economic status and geography.


9) poise (verb) –

Meaning:  Composure and dignity of manner; Graceful and elegant bearing in a person; The state or quality of being tactful; The quality of being brave or confident without being reckless or thoughtless

Synonyms: courage, bravery, tactfulness, tact, discretion, balance, equilibrium, assurance, composure, aplomb, dignity, equanimity, calmness

Antonyms: agitation, confusion, excitedness, imbalance, nonequilibrium, incompetence, inability

Usage: His wit and poise set the tone for the afternoon event, which was seasoned with songs from Randall’s performing friends.


10) Ostensible (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

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