The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 155

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Daily Hindu Editorial Analysis:

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1)  Taint (verb) –

Meaning: A physical trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality; An imperfection, fault or bad name associated with someone

Synonyms: stain, blot, smear, spot, blemish, defect, fault, flaw

Antonyms: advantage, benefit, blank, cleanliness, pureness

Usage:  The taint of uncertainty and danger in the region, while it remains, will continue to have a negative effect on investor sentiment.


2) Doomed (verb) –

Meaning: Certain to be or do something; On the point of death; Wrongly or badly planned or judged, typically because of faulty understanding

Synonyms: misconceived, flawed, ill-conceived, dying, moribund, expiring, destined fated, certain, foreordained

Antonyms: lucky, blessed, happy, avoidable, distant, creating, developing, growing

Usage: They say that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat trite sayings.


3) Deportment (verb) –

Meaning: One’s manner of presenting oneself; Behaviour in keeping with good taste and propriety; The action of forcing someone to leave an organization; a particular appearance or quality

Synonyms; expulsion, banishment, dismissal, decorum, decency, propriety, bearing, carriage, comportment, manner

Antonyms– impoliteness, rudeness, bad manners, impropriety, disorganization, whole, entirety, body

Usage: The comparison child was observed as a control for the level of activity and expectations for deportment in the particular classroom.


4) Lopsided (verb) –

Meaning: Not the same on one side as on the other; Not in a straight or level position

Synonyms: askew, crookedly, aslant, uneven, awry

Antonyms:  even, level, balanced, straight

Usage: Be it Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad or any of the state capitals, development is lopsided and unplanned.


5) Loiter (noun) –

Meaning: To move or act at a slow speed; Stand or wait around without apparent purpose; To move stealthily or furtively; To prevent from progress

Synonyms:  retard, arrest, check, skulk, lurk, slink, sneak, linger, potter, idle, dally, dawdle, delay, linger

Antonyms: bolt, career, course, dash, move, run, walk

Usage:  Children and youth loiter around during the daytime because they have nothing else to do.


6) Coalesce (adj) –

Meaning: To come together to form one mass or whole; To join or colloborate with others, typically to further one’s personal interests;

Synonyms: cooperate, ally, associate, cohere, combine, fuse, blend, merge

Antonyms: dissever, part, section, separate, sever, disband, separate, divide

Usage: The left needs to coalesce its resources around direct legal action against the right.


7) Gainsay (Noun) –

Meaning: To declare to be untrue; To solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim); o express a different opinion

Synonyms: disagree, argue, debate, abjure, renounce, abnegate, contradict, deny, dispute, repudiate

Antonyms: confirm, acknowledge, admit, allow

Usage: Now I dance to my own piper and if I want to sleep in I have no master to gainsay me.


8) Inclement (noun) –

Meaning: Characterized by windy or stormy conditions; Inflicting suffering onto others without conscience; Extremely unpleasant, offensive or repugnant

Synonyms: evil, unpleasant, disagreeable, cruel, severe, callous, draconian, rough, stormy

Antonyms: compassionate, gentle, humane, sunny, clement, mild

Usage:  There are no proper dressing or drying facilities in the event of inclement weather.


9) Accomplice (verb) –

Meaning:  A person who helps another commit a crime; One of a group that acts in harmony; One who participates in an action or event

Synonyms: participant, partaker, participator, conspirator, intriguer, plotter, cooperator, accessory, confederate, associate

Antonyms: adversary, antagonist, enemy detractor, stranger, manager

Usage: The gunman’s accomplice carried on with the raid, smashing a glass security shield and taking cash.


10) Expedient (verb) –

Meaning: Beneficial or being of advantage in a given circumstance; Marked by suitability or aptness; Having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense;

Synonyms: judicious, wise, prudent, sensible, appropriate, suitable, proper, advantageous, politic, useful, effective

Antonyms: inexpedient, imprudent, inadvisable, nappropriate, improper

Usage: It may be expedient to allow the currency to depreciate in order to obtain a rapid improvement in competitiveness.

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