The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 181

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01) Lingering (Adjective) –

Meaning: lasting for a long time or slow to end.

Synonyms: remaining, surviving, persisting

Antonyms: short-lived

Usage: “there are still some lingering doubts in my  mind”


02) Avowed (Verb) —

Meaning: assert or confess openly.

Synonyms: assert, declare, state, maintain

Antonyms: unspoken

Usage: “he avowed that he had voted Labour in  every election”


03) Sapping (Verb) –

Meaning: gradually weaken or destroy (a person’s  strength or power).

Synonyms: erode, wear away, wear down

Antonyms: refreshing, absorbing, engaging

Usage: “our energy is being sapped by bureaucrats  and politicians”


04) Afloat (Adjective) –

Meaning: out of debt or difficulty.

Synonyms: drifting, buoyant, adrift

Antonyms: broke, ruined, busy

Usage: “professional management will be needed  to keep firms afloat


05) Pliant (Adjective) —

Meaning: easily influenced or directed; yielding.

Synonyms: compliant, biddable, docile, tractable

Antonyms: inflexible, rigid, stiff, stiffened

Usage: “a more pliant prime minister”


06) Impinging (Verb) –

Meaning: have an effect, especially a negative  one.

Synonyms: affect, have an effect on, have a  bearing on

Antonyms: avoiding, dodging, leaving alone

Usage: “several factors impinge on market  efficiency”


07) Jettison (Verb) –

Meaning: abandon or discard (someone or  something that is no longer wanted).

Synonyms: dump, drop, ditch, discharge

Antonyms: load, keep, retain

Usage: “the scheme was jettisoned


08) Exerted (Verb) —

Meaning: apply or bring to bear (a force,  influence, or quality).

Synonyms: bring to bear, apply, bring into play

Antonyms: concealed, hid, hidden, idled

Usage: “the moon exerts a force on the Earth”


09) Entailed (Verb) –

Meaning: involve (something) as a necessary or  inevitable part or consequence.

Synonyms: necessitate, make necessary, require

Antonyms: prevented, stopped, counteracted

Usage: “a situation which entails considerable  risks”


10) Innocuous (Adjective) —

Meaning: not harmful or offensive.

Synonyms: harmless, safe, non-dangerous, nonpoisonous

Antonyms: harmful, obnoxious

Usage: “it was an innocuous question”

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