The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 158

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01)  Intercede (noun)

Meaning: To plead on someone else’s behalf; Try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion; To bring into harmony or accord

Synonyms: reconcile, reunite, conciliate, negotiate, bargain, confer, arbitrate, mediate, interpose, intervene, plead

 Antonyms: leave, ignore, argue, contend, disagree

Usage:  The living can appeal to them in their prayers, asking them to intercede on their behalf.


02) Famine (verb) –

Meaning: A shortage; The characteristic of being needy

Synonyms: neediness, destitution, want, scarcity, dearth. shortage

Antonyms: abundance. adequacy. amplitude

Usage: The vast bulk of afforested areas are marginal for agriculture and the population in these areas had been in decline since Famine times.


03) Vulpine (adj) –

Meaning: Pertaining to a fox

sly tricky cunning crafty

Synonyms: mean, intend, aim, plan, prepare, fabricate, invent, contrive, devise

Antonyms: ingenuous, artless, guileless, innocent

Usage: His vulpine and aggressive disposition is responsible for much of the film’s finest moments.


04) Obeisance (verb)

Meaning: A gesture expressing deferential respect, such as a bow or curtsy; Deferential respect

Synonyms: homage, respect, bow, bob, curtsy, genuflection, kowtow

Antonyms: censure, condemnation, disdain, dishonour

Usage: The students of different classes used multitudinal ways to articulate honour and obeisance to the teachers.


05) Galling (verb) –

Meaning: Annoying or bitterly humiliating; Causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed;

Synonyms: offensive, insulting, annoying, irritating, aggravating, exasperating, maddening

 Antonyms: pleasing, agreeable, cheering, comforting

Usage: Most galling of all is the ridiculous statements the committee has made in disqualifying the Yes team.


06) Eclectic (verb) –

Meaning:  Deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources; Selecting a mixture of what appears to be best of various doctrines, methods or styles; Consisting of many different elements

Synonyms:  diverse, different, various, choosing, selecting, selective, varied, broad, wide-ranging, comprehensive

Antonyms: homogeneous, narrow, exclusive, same, similar, alike

Usage: His eclectic work was written in 1945 and makes use of various styles such as cabaret, jazz and flamenco.


07)  Marred (noun) –

Meaning: Of a person, perplexed or troubled; Not having the normal or natural shape or form; In physical pain

Synonyms: hurt, sore, injured, deformed, misshapen, blemished, disfigured, flawed, scratched

Antonyms: unblemished, perfect, flawless, healthy, pristine

Usage: The match itself could have been one of the greats but for the sour incidents that marred it.


08) Expiate (adj) –

Meaning: Make amends for; To purify or cleanse ceremonially; Rid of; clean out

Synonyms: purge, remove, cleanse, purify, redeem, atone for, mend, offset

Antonyms: blame, charge, damage, forfeit, disagree, spoil

Usage: This is not simply the story of a gentle, deluded old man whose attempts to expiate his guilt were poorly judged.


09) Propitiate (noun) –

Meaning:  To assuage the agitation or anger of (someone); To bring into harmony or accord

Synonyms: conform, mediate, adapt, reconcile, appease, placate, mollify, pacify

Antonyms: anger, enflame, enrage, incense

Usage: Since these people used tobacco to propitiate their deities, the herb itself was one of the instruments of godless, false religions.


10) Disquisition (verb)  –

Meaning: Rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully; To treat or regard with contempt;

Synonyms: disdain, slight, scorn, slight, cut, humiliate, cold-shoulder, insult

Antonyms: ignorance, neglect, quiet, silence

Usage: An oblique allegory of violence, this painting is also a disquisition on how history impinges on the present, or fails to.

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