The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 187

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1) Scupper (noun) —

Meaning:Prevent from working or succeeding;hole in a ship’s side to carry water overboard from the deck; prevent from working or succeeding;

Synonyms: expose, endanger

Antonyms: envelope, guard, shelter, shield

Usage: The minister fears that now even lesser frictions could scupper the new agreement.


2) Hawkish (noun)–

Meaning:advocating an aggressive or warlike policy, especially in foreign affairs.

Synonyms: warlike, combative, belligerent

Antonyms: peaceful, friendly, dovish

Usage: She is one of the most hawkish members of the team.


3) Overturn

Meaning: abolish, invalidate, or reverse (a previous system, decision, situation, etc.); an act of overturning something.

Synonyms: overthrow, upset, reverse

Antonyms: build, allow, permit

Usage: He accused his opponents of wanting to overturn the government


4)Edify (noun) —

Meaning: instruct or improve (someone) morally or intellectually

Synonyms: enlighten, inform, teach, educate

Antonyms: discourage, befuddle

Usage: Help me speak words of blessing to edify those around me today.


5) Credulity (noun)–

Meaning: a tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true; A willingness to believe in someone or something in the absence of reasonable proof

Synonyms: gullibility, naivety, faith, certainty

Antonyms: disbelief, suspicion, caution, mistrust

Usage: It strained credulity to believe that a nuclear war would not lead to the destruction of the planet.

(it strained credulity = it seem very difficult to believe)


6) Heterodox (verb)–

Meaning: not conforming with accepted or orthodox standards or beliefs.

Synonyms: dissident, heretical, unorthodox

Antonyms: mainstream, orthodox

Usage: His opinions have always been distinctly heterodox.


7) Ploy (adjective)-

Meaning: a cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one’s own advantage.

Synonyms: trick, artifice, dodge

Antonyms: vitiate, idle, business

Usage: It was all a ploy to divert attention from his real purposes.


8) Backstop (adverb) —

Meaning: a thing placed at the rear of something as barrier or support; an emergency precaution or last resort

Synonyms: fence, support, sustain, barrier

Antonyms: impose sanction/ restriction/ limitation

Usage: The governmentagreed to backstop companies thatinvested in oil exploration.


9) Recede

Meaning: go or move back or further away from a previous position

Synonyms: retreat, withdraw, diminish, lessen, retire, subside

Antonyms: approach, advance, increase,

Usage: After the waters recede, extensive lagoons and marshes are formed as the ground gradually dries out.



10) Veer (verb) –

Meaning: change direction/ opinion suddenly

Synonyms: turn, deviate, change, shift, deflect, diverge

Antonyms: straighten, stay, solidify

Usage: But he doesn’t veer to the same extremes as Prince Charles.

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