The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 180

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01) Squabble (Noun) —

Meaning: a noisy quarrel about something trivial.

Synonyms: quarrel, row, argument, fight

Antonyms: accord, agreement, concurrence

Usage: “family squabbles


02) Portents (Noun) —

Meaning: a sign or warning that a momentous or  calamitous event is likely to happen.

Synonyms: omen, sign, indication, presage

Antonyms: doom

Usage: “many birds are regarded as being portents  of death”


03) Litigant (Noun) —

Meaning: a person involved in a lawsuit.

Synonyms: litigator, opponent in law, opponent,  contestant

Antonyms: defendant, suspect

Usage: Number One is the represented litigant who is compensated for both costs and counsel  fees.


04) Ratcheted (Verb) —

Meaning: a situation or process that is perceived  to be changing in a series of irreversible steps.

Synonyms: force up, heighten, increase

Antonyms: lessen

Usage: “the upward ratchet of property taxes”


05) Augurs (Verb) —

Meaning: portend a good or bad outcome.

Synonyms: bode

Antonyms: break, discourage, ignore

Usage: “the end of the cold war seemed to augur  well”


06) Rogue (Noun) —

Meaning: a dishonest or unprincipled man.

Synonyms: scoundrel, villain, reprobate

Antonyms: honest, straight, frank, open

Usage: “you are a rogue and an embezzler”


07) Immolate (Verb) —

Meaning: kill or offer as a sacrifice, especially by  burning.

Synonyms: sacrifice, offer up, offer as a sacrifice

Antonyms: aid, assist, disallow, fight

Usage: “Chinese kings would immolate vast

numbers of animals”


08) Complicit (Adjective) —

Meaning: involved with others in an activity that  is unlawful or morally wrong.

Synonyms: conniving, deceitful, duplicitous

Antonyms: clear, forthright, honest

Usage: “the careers of those complicit in the  cover-up were blighted”


09) Tenets (Noun) –

Meaning: a principle or belief, especially one of  the main principles of a religion or philosophy.

Synonyms: principle, belief, doctrine, precept

Antonyms: disbelief, doubt, reality

Usage: “the tenets of classical liberalism”


10) Desertion (Noun) —

Meaning: the action of deserting a person, cause,  or organization.

Synonyms: abandonment, leaving, forsaking

Antonyms: reclamation, aid, allowance, approval

Usage: “I resented what I saw as my parents’ desertion

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