The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 184

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1) Sheer (adjective)

Meaning: nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis).

Synonyms: utter, complete, absolute, total

Antonyms: gradual

Usage: “she giggled with sheer delight”

 

2) Disrupt (verb)

Meaning: interrupt (an event, activity, or process) by causing a disturbance or problem.

Synonyms: throw into confusion, throw into disorder, throw into disarray

Antonyms: organize, arrange

Usage: “flooding disrupted rail services”

 

3) Proverbial (adjective)

Meaning: (of a word or phrase) referred to in a proverb or idiom.

Synonyms: accepted

Usage: “I’m going to stick out like the proverbial sore thumb”

 

4) Brute (noun)

Meaning: a savagely violent person or animal.

Synonyms: savage, beast, monster, animal

Antonyms: kind

Usage: “he was a cold-blooded brute”

 

5) Minuscule (adjective)

Meaning: extremely small; tiny.

Synonyms: tiny, minute, microscopic, nanoscopic

Antonyms: vast, huge

Usage: “a minuscule fragment of DNA”

 

6) constricted (adjective)

Meaning: narrowed, especially by encircling pressure.

Synonyms: inhibited; restricted.

Usage: “constricted air passages”

 

7) Unleashing (verb)

Meaning: cause (a strong or violent force) to be released or become unrestrained.

Synonyms: let loose, release, free, set free

Antonyms: restrain

Usage: “the failure of the talks could unleash more fighting”

 

8) Audacious (adjective)

Meaning: showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.

Synonyms: bold, daring, fearless, intrepid, brave, unafraid

Antonyms: fearful

Usage: “a series of audacious takeovers”

 

9) Fraught (adjective)

Meaning: (of a situation or course of action) filled with or likely to result in (something undesirable).

Synonyms: full of, filled with, swarming with, rife with, thick with

Antonyms: calm

Usage: “marketing any new product is fraught with danger”

 

10) Outrage (noun)

Meaning: an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation.

Synonyms: indignation, fury, anger, rage

Antonyms: accolade

Usage: “her voice trembled with outrage”

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