The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 160

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1) 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.


2) 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.


3) Tamper (adj) –

Meaning: To interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations; Bribe someone in order to receive a favor;

Synonyms: influence corrupt interfere meddle tinker fiddle

Antonyms: improve remain repair stay

Usage: We tamper with the independence of the judiciary at the peril of our cherished freedoms.


4) innuendos (adj) –

Meaning: a derogatory hint or reference to a person or thing; act of disparaging or belittling

Synonyms: insinuations, imputations, hints, implications, disparagements , deprecations

Antonyms: evidences, proofs

Usage: These include telling brazen lies, making sexual innuendos, cyber stalking and posting obscenities


5) 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.


6) Staid (verb) –

Meaning: Sedate, serious or lacking in humor; Overly formal, pompous or conventional

Synonyms: stuffy, conventional, old-fashioned, sedate, serious, grave, sober, solemn

Antonyms: facetious, flip, flippant, frivolous, humorous

Usage: Usually it was Al who enjoyed springing outrageous surprises on his more staid partner.


7) smidgen (verb) –

Meaning: A very small quantity or amount; A very small or inadequate amount of money

Synonyms: ace, bit crumb pittance

Antonyms:  entirety glob lot

Usage: The pandemic has shown us a smidgen of just how reprehensible the digital divide is.


8) niche (verb) –

Meaning: A comfortable or suitable position in life or employment; Position for which one is suited; The conditions suitable for an organism or population of organisms to live and thrive

Synonyms: area, discipline, field, position, class, level, habitat, environment

Antonyms: occupied, position, filled, position

Usage:  Like global public health, cyber security is a niche area.


9) 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 Archi¬tecture  (CoA),  the  statutory  body,could call  themselves ‘architects’.


10) exigencies (noun) –

Meaning: an urgent need or demand.

Synonyms: need demand requirement want necessity essential requisite

Antonyms: frivolousness, triviality,  levity, flightiness

Usage:  But here, at home, some courts have not found the time to seek an explanation for the police brutality writ large, but heartlessly shrouded in the exigencies of the Covid-19 lockdown.

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