The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 171

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1)  Diatribe (Noun) —

Meaning: A long angry speech or scolding; a bitter and abusive speech or piece of writing

Synonyms:     Harangue,     Jeremiad,     Philippic,     Rant, Tirade

Antonyms:     Encomium,     Eulogy,     Panegyric,     Rhapsody, Tribute

Usage:   His   diatribe   against   what   he   calls   a   “ridiculous  partisan”  investigation  against  him  is  an indication


2) Disruptive (Adjective) –

Meaning: Causing or tending to cause disruption.

Synonyms:    Innovative,    Inventive,    Ingenious,    Original

Antonyms: Unimaginative, Conservative

Usage:  The  arrival  of  these  technologies  might  deeply  frustrate  strategic  stability  as  we  know  it  given their disruptive nature.

(Disruptive  – causing trouble and therefore stopping something from continuing as usual:

His teacher described him as a noisy, disruptive influence in class.)


3) Macabre (Adjective) –

Meaning:  Disturbing  because  concerned  with  or  causing a fear of death.

Synonyms:    Gruesome,    Grisly,    Grim,    Gory,    Morbid

Usage:    The    Hashimpura    massacre    in    Uttar    Pradesh   by   members   of   the   Provincial   Armed   Constabulary  in  1987  was  the  most  macabre example of such incidents.


4) Enamour (Verb) —

Meaning: Be filled with love for.

Synonyms:    In    love    with,    Infatuated    with,    Besotted with

Antonyms: Indifferent to

Usage:  It  is  not  difficult  to  see  why  Edward  is  enamoured of her


5) Agnostic (Noun) —

Meaning:  A  person  who  believes  that  nothing  is  known or can be known of the existence or nature of God.

Synonyms: Sceptic, Doubter, Questioner

Antonyms: Believer, Theist

Usage:     Along     with     ideologically     agnosticpartnerships with the State government in Dispur, this is the way forward for now.


6) Ebb (Verb) –

Meaning:  (of  an  emotion  or  quality)  gradually  decrease.

Synonyms: Diminish, Dwindle, Wane

Antonyms: Increase, Intensify, Intensification

Usage:    The  violent  phase  peaked  in  the  late  1980s   and   early   1990s,   but   ebbed   with   the   creation  of  the  Bodoland  Territorial  Council  in  2003.


7)  Steam (Verb) –

Meaning: Come, go, or move somewhere rapidly or in a forceful way.

Synonyms: Run, Sprint, Race, Dart, Rush, Dash,

Antonyms: Dawdle

Usage: In 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review noted  that  Beijing  was  steaming  forward  with  the expansion of its cruise-missile arsenal.


8) Sops (Noun)

Meaning: a conciliatory or propitiatory bribe, gift, or gesture ; A thing of no great value given or done as  a  concession  to  appease  someone  whose  main  concerns or demands are not being met.

Synonyms: drench, drown, soak, sodden

Antonyms:   dehumidify,   Desiccate,   Dry,   Parch,   Sear

Usage: The interim budget casts away established conventions and targets votes with sops. (casts away – abandon)


9) Awry (Adjective) –

Meaning:  Out  of  the  normal  or  correct  position;  askew.

Synonyms:  Askew,  Crooked,  Lopsided,  Uneven,  Asymmetrical,

Antonyms: Straight, Symmetrical

Usage:   At   the   same   time,   there   are   enough   examples  of  democracy  going  awry.


10) Numb (Adjective) –

Meaning:  (of  a  part  of  the  body)  deprived  of  the power of physical sensation.

Synonyms:  Desensitized,  Insensible,  Insensate,  Senseless

Antonyms: Sensitive, Responsive

Usage:   Ancient   Japanese   methods   of   torture   numb the human imagination.

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