The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 178

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01) Overture (noun)–

Meaning: an orchestral piece at the beginning of an opera, play, etc./an introduction to something more substantial.

Synonyms: prelude, introduction, opening

Antonyms: conclusion, ending, epilogue

Usage: “the talks were no more than an overture to a long debate”

 

02) Rump (noun) –

Meaning: a small or unimportant remnant of something originally larger.

Synonyms: remainder, remaining part/number

Antonyms: front

Usage: “once the profitable enterprises have been sold the unprofitable rump will be left”

 

03) Gambit (noun) —

Meaning: an act or remark that is calculated to gain an advantage, especially at the outset of a situation.

Synonyms: stratagem, machination, scheme

Antonyms: frankness, honesty

Usage: “his resignation was a tactical gambit”

 

04) Galvanized (verb)–

Meaning: shock or excite (someone) into taking action.

Synonyms: jolt, shock, startle, impel, stir, spur, prod

Antonyms: demotivate

Usage: “the urgency of his voice galvanized them into action”

 

05) Spike(noun) —

Meaning: a thin, pointed piece of metal, wood, or another rigid material.

Synonyms: prong, barb, point, skewer

Antonyms: burn out, debilitate, do in, drain

Usage: “the oil price spike

 

06) Turncoats (Noun) —

Meaning: a person who deserts one party or cause  in order to join an opposing one.

Synonyms: traitor, renegade, defector, deserter

Antonyms: adherents

Usage: “they denounced him as a turncoat

 

07) Ardent (Adjective) —

Meaning: very enthusiastic or passionate.

Synonyms: passionate, avid, impassioned

Antonyms: half-hearted

Usage: “an ardent supporter of the conservative  cause”

 

08) Warring (Adjective) —

Meaning: in conflict with each other

Synonyms: opposing, conflicting, clashing

Antonyms: friendly, peaceful, amicable

Usage: “warring factions”

 

9) Effusive (Adjective) —

Meaning: showing or expressing gratitude,  pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or  heartfelt manner.

Synonyms: gushing, gushy, unrestrained

Antonyms: restrained

Usage: “an effusive welcome”

 

10) Ballast (verb) –

Meaning: give stability to (a ship) by putting a heavy substance in its bilge.

Synonyms: equilibrium, balance, brace, bracket

Antonyms: instability

Usage: “the vessel has been ballasted to give the necessary floating stability”

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