The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 173

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1) Crippling (Verb)

Meaning: deprive of the ability to function normally.

Synonyms: ruin, destroy, wipe out

Antonyms: boost

Usage: “developing countries are crippled by their debts”


2) Mitigatory (Adjective)

Meaning: make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.

Synonyms: calming, soothing, calmative

Antonyms:  aggravate, increase, intensify

Usage: In doing so, and without mitigatory measures, they encourage forest conversion.


3) Camouflage (Noun)

Meaning: actions or devices intended to disguise or mislead.

Synonyms: facade, front, false front

Antonyms:reality, truth, back

Usage: “much of my apparent indifference was merely protective camouflage”


4) Trajectory (Noun)

Meaning: the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.

Synonyms: course, route, path, track

Antonyms: deviation, wrong way

Usage: “the missile’s trajectory was preset”


5) Retaliatory (Adjective)

Meaning: characterized by a desire for revenge.

Synonyms: avenging, punitive, reactive

Antonyms: forgiving, compassionate, lenient

Usage: “fears of a retaliatory attack by the victim’s friends”


6) Reciprocation (Noun)

Meaning: interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning

Synonyms: complementation, exchange, retaliation

Antonyms: forgiveness, pardon, sympathy

Usage: I was merely illustrating the give and take, the reciprocation.


7) Bolster (Verb)

Meaning: support or strengthen.

Synonyms: strengthen, support, reinforce

Antonyms: undermine

Usage: “the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence”


8) Raking (Verb)

Meaning: draw together with a rake or similar implement.

Synonyms: scrape up/together, collect, gather

Antonyms: dispersing, distributing, dividing

Usage:”they started raking up hay”


9) Multilateral (Adjective)

Meaning: having members or contributors from several groups, especially several different countries.

Synonyms:many-sided, multidimensional, multifaceted

Antonyms: unilateral, autonomous, autarchic

Usage: “multilateral aid agencies”


10) Overarching (Adjective)

Meaning: comprehensive or all-embracing.

Synonyms: encompassing, overall, throughout

Antonyms: dominated, embraced, bordered

Usage: “a single overarching principle”

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