The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 186

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1) Inviolable (noun) —

Meaning: never to be broken, infringed, ordishonoured.

Synonyms: sacrosanct, secure,impregnable

Antonyms: violable, alienable, profane

Usage: The game had asingle inviolable rule: obstacles were to beovercome, not circumvented.

 

 

2) Pillory(noun)–

Meaning:attack or ridiculed publicly.

Synonyms: vilify, shame, denounce

Antonyms: accolade, admiration, esteem

Usage: The man was pilloried in the newspapers and his resignation demanded.

 

3) Ram

Meaning: roughly force (something) into place.

Synonyms: force, thrust, drive

Antonyms: tap, dawdle (be slow), take out

Usage: They got a battering ram to smash down the door.

 

4)Eerily (noun) —

Meaning: in a strange and frighteningManner

Synonyms: spookily, uncannily, creepily, weirdly

Antonyms: harmoniously, agreeably, musically

Usage: Her voice was eerily similar to her dead grandmother’s.

 

 

5) Fallout (noun)–

Meaning: the adverse results of a situation or action.

Synonyms: spillover, effect, rashness

Antonyms: development, high

Usage: They were exposed to radioactive fallout during nuclear weapons tests.

 

6) Steward (verb)–

Meaning: person employed to look after thepassengers on a ship, aircraft, or train; (of an official) supervise arrangements orkeep order at (a large public event). [Verb]

Synonyms: agent, caretaker, keeper

Antonyms: chief guest, client

Usage: A steward directed us behind the stage and towards the dressing rooms.

 

7) Peg (adjective)-

Meaning: fix, secure, or mark with a peg or pegs.

Synonyms: pin, nail, fasten, secure

Antonyms: detach, unfasten, glance

Usage: I’ll peg out the clothes before I go to work.

 

8) Vagrant (adverb) —

Meaning: a person without a settled home orregular work who wanders from place toplace and lives by begging; relating to or living the life of a vagrant.

Synonyms: wanderer, traveler, nomad, homeless, tramp

Antonyms: settled, resident, static, indigenous

Usage: Away went the policeman and the vagrant was left alone, helpless on a cold winter night

 

9) Shore up –

Meaning: To give someone or something robust support in the face of difficulty or to prevent potential failure

Synonyms: support, brace, reinforce

Antonyms: abstain, cancel, cease

Usage: They had to shore up the damaged wall.

 

 

10) Ruse (verb) –

Meaning: a plan or plot to mislead someone

Synonyms: tactic, trick, cunning plan.

Antonyms: honesty, loyalty, truth

Usage: According to the president’s enemies, his interest in public education is a ruse to distract attention from the economy.

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