The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 179

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01) Recuse (Verb) —

Meaning: excuse oneself from a case because of a  potential conflict of interest or lack of impartiality.

Synonyms: disqualify oneself, excuse oneself

Antonyms: include oneself, insert oneself

Usage: “it was the right of counsel to ask a judge  to recuse himself from continuing to hear a case  because of bias”


02) Roster (Noun) —

Meaning: a list or plan showing turns of duty or  leave for individuals or groups in an organization.

Synonyms: list, listing, register

Antonyms: mishmash, mess, jumble

Usage: “next week’s duty roster


03) Conscription (Noun) –

Meaning: compulsory enlistment for state service,  typically into the armed forces.

Synonyms: call-up, draught

Antonyms: dismissal

Usage: “conscription was extended to married  men”


04) Souvenirs (Noun) –

Meaning: a thing that is kept as a reminder of a  person, place, or event.

Synonyms: memento, keepsake, reminder

Antonyms: forgotten

Usage: “the recording provides a souvenir of a  great production”


05) Ramshackle (Adjective) –

Meaning: (especially of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair.

Synonyms: tumbledown, dilapidated, derelict

Antonyms: well maintained, sturdy

Usage: “a ramshackle cottage”


06) Rectitude (Noun) —

Meaning: morally correct behaviour or thinking;  righteousness.

Synonyms: righteousness, goodness, virtue

Antonyms: infamy, dishonesty

Usage: “Mattie is a model of rectitude


07) Malady (Noun) —

Meaning: a disease or ailment.

Synonyms: illness, sickness, ailment, disorder

Antonyms: health, wellness, comfort

Usage: “an incurable malady


08) flogged (noun) –

Meaning: To have dispossessed someone of something ; to lash or strike repeatedly, especially with a long pliable instrument ; to work arduously in pursuit of an aim or goal

Synonyms:  strained, pushed, stole, pilfered, purloined, whipped, lashed, scourged

Antonyms: guarded, protected

Usage:  The Tablighi Jamaat was mercilessly flogged, especially by certain people and sections of the electronic media, in order to profile Muslims adversely.


09) residual (verb) –

Meaning: Remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone ; The act of entailing, the state of being entailed, or something that is entailed ;

Synonyms: consequence, ramification, repercussion, lasting, lingering, abiding, enduring

Antonyms: core, base, requisite, essential

Usage: Indeed, residual elements of the public display of violence are evident even in the Raja’s case.


10) surfeit (noun) –

Meaning: An excessive amount of something; To cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in; To provide assuagement or palliation to

Synonyms:  assuage, calm, soothe, disgust, repel, revolt excess, oversupply, superabundance

Antonyms: deficiency, insufficiency, thinness, boniness, emaciation

Usage:  Yet they were victims of a surfeit of unwarranted violence..

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