The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 185

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1) Taunt (noun) —

Meaning: a remark made in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone.; provoke or challenge (someone) with insulting remarks.

Synonyms: tease, ridicule, gibe, insult

Antonyms: respect, compliment, praise, admire

Usage: It’s too cruel to tauntJim with his failure in the examination


2) Raucous (noun)–

Meaning:making or constituting adisturbingly harsh and loud noise.

Synonyms: harsh, rough, hoarse, cacophonous

Antonyms: peaceful, soft, quiet, calm, tranquil

Usage: He burst into raucouslaughter.


3) listless (verb)—

Meaning: (of a person or their manner)lacking energy or enthusiasm.

Synonyms: sluggish, lethargic,lackadaisical

Antonyms: active, energetic, spirited,


Usage: She had to keepthinking up new ways to hold the attentionof her listlesspupils.


4) Riven (noun) —

Meaning: split or tear apart violently.

Synonyms: split, torn, ripped

Antonyms: united

Usage: The wood was rivenwith deep cracks.


5) Pleasantries (noun)–

Meaning: an inconsequential remark made as partof a polite conversation; a mild joke.

Synonyms: jocularities, jests, jokes

Antonyms: tragedies, insults

Usage: After exchangingpleasantries, the delegation revealed thepurpose of their visit.


6) Reprisal (verb)–

Meaning: an act of retaliation.

Synonyms: retaliation, revenge, retribution,vengeance

Antonyms: pardon, kindness, sympathy

Usage: Alfred was shot inreprisal for the killing of a rival gangmember.


7) Epicentre (adjective)-

Meaning: the central point of something, typically adifficult or unpleasant situation; the point on the earth’s surface verticallyabove the focus of an earthquake.

Synonyms: centre, hotbed, core, locus

Antonyms: periphery, margin

Usage: The earthquake had itsepicentre two-hundred kilometres north-east

of the capital.


8) Implosion (adverb) —

Meaning: an instance of something collapsingviolently inwards; a sudden failure or collapse of anorganization or system.

Synonyms: explosion, burst, blast

Antonyms: collapse, failure, breakdown

Usage: Politicians tried tocalm the protesters in fear that the riotswould implodeand destroy the city.


9) Clutch

Meaning: a tight grasp; denoting or occurring at acritical situation in which the outcome of agame or competition is at stake.

Synonyms: grasp, grip, hold, grab, seize

Antonyms: unfasten, abandon, release

Usage: The sudden sensationof falling made him clutch the door frame.


10) Stint (verb) –

Meaning: restrict (someone) in the amount ofsomething, especially money, given or

Permitted; a person’s fixed or allotted period of work; d. limitation of supply or effort

Synonyms: job, work, limit, restrain

Antonyms: free, exuberant

Usage: He has changed hisschedule to a three-day stint, which startsthis Friday.

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