The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 164

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01) Beleaguer (verb) –

Meaning: To cause anguish or distress to ; To prohibit or interdict the participation or inclusion of; To surround with troops

Synonyms; plague, bother, harass besiege exclude, bar, ban, debar

Antonyms– assist, help comfort, calm, console

Usage: Make a detour through some pass, forestall your foes, beleaguer them, protect our troops!


02) 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.


3) Haggled (noun) –

Meaning: dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something; To express a different opinion

Synonyms: disagreed, argued, debated, bargained, bartered, wrangled

Antonyms: agreed, complied, concurred

Usage: They haggled for a lower price than that being asked and got the wreck for probably not too much more than it was worth.


04) Harangues (noun) –

Meaning: To make (usually formal and extended) speech on a subject; To blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language

Synonyms: vituperates, castigates, lambastes, abuses, lectures, declaims, berates, criticises

Antonyms: tribute, accolades, paeans, commendation

Usage: The same strength of expression, though more compressed, runs through his historical harangues.


05) Entrance (noun) –

Meaning: An opening, such as a door, passage, or gate, that allows access to a place; To deceive or fool someone

Synonyms: beguile, trick, deceive, fool, door, doorway, gate, approach, entry, access, opening

Antonyms: enchant, bewitch, hex, spellbind , exit, outlet, egress, distract, sidetrack, divert

Usage: “I was entranced by the city’s beauty”


06) browbeat (verb) –

Meaning: intimidate (someone), typically into doing something, with stern or abusive words.

Synonyms: bludgeon, intimidate, domineer, subjugate

Antonyms: hamper, impede, hinder,

Usage: The investigation officers are reportedly browbeating  innocent political activists to surrender


07) spree (noun) –

Meaning: a spell or sustained period of unrestrained activity of a particular kind.

Synonyms: Splurge, binge

Antonyms: rest, disturbance,

Usage: Governments are on a law-making spree.


08) scourge (adj) –

Meaning: A cause of great distress or misfortune

Synonyms: affliction bane curse plague misfortune pest torment

Antonyms: blessing godsend benefit boon felicity

Usage: That annoying, ugly, trick gold lamp that comes apart in the middle when you pick it up has been the scourge of my family for years.


09)  Raucous (verb) –

Meaning: Strongly influencing later developments; Recognized for one’s experience and history in a particular field; famously and distinctively representative of its type;

Synonyms: quintessential, archetypal, established, well known, iconic, Conclusive important, innovative, groundbreaking, imaginative

Antonyms: unimportant, irrelevant, unimaginative, typical, unrecognised common, inconspicuous, uncelebrated

Usage:  The showering of petals, the raucous calls for adopting such measures of instant justice, and our pride in such police officers must still be vivid in our memory.


10) Apartheid (noun) –

Meaning: Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior

Synonyms:  discrimination, separation

Antonyms: integration, connection

Usage:  The background to this whole debate is the history of colonial and apartheid era land dispossession.

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