The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 188

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1) Bratty (noun) —

Meaning: spoilt, self-centered, and badly behaved.

Synonyms: discourteous, insolent, impudent

Antonyms: polite, well-behaved, courteous

Usage: A government official’s bratty son ran over a student while drunk driving near Hebei University.


2) Decoy (noun)–

Meaning:a bird or mammal, or an imitation of one, used by hunters to attract other birds or mammals; lure or entice (a person or animal) away from their intended course, typically into a trap.

Synonyms: lure, bait, trap

Antonyms: deter, rebel, admonish

Usage: The police said that the message was a decoy to distract attention from the actual danger area.


3) Inertial (verb)—

Meaning: relating to or arising from inertia.

Synonyms: inertial force, inactive

Antonyms: active

Usage: The testing results in two inertial guidance systems show that the concept is practical and reliable.


4)Apprise (noun) —

Meaning: inform or tell (someone).

Synonyms: inform, advise, notify

Antonyms: depreciate, devaluate

Usage: We must apprise them of the dangers that may be involved.


5) Unlettered (noun)–

Meaning: (of a person) poorly educated or illiterate.

Synonyms: uneducated, ignorant, illiterate

Antonyms: well-versed, multiskilled, shrewd

Usage: Most of these people are poor, live off the land in some manner, use wood for fuel, and, are unlettered.


6) ReSlick prisal(verb)–

Meaning: done or operating in an impressively smooth and efficient way; an application or amount of a glossy or oily substance; a film or a layer of oil floating on an expanse of water

Synonyms: smooth, slippery, glossy

Antonyms: rough, dull

Usage: The dancers gave a very slick.


7) Intransigent (adjective)-

Meaning: unwilling or refusing to change one’s views or to agree about something.

Synonyms: stubborn, uncompromising, inflexible

Antonyms: accepting, flexible

Usage: Owing to their intransigent attitude we were unable to reach to an agreement.


8) Putative

Meaning: generally considered or reputed to be.

Synonyms: reputed, acknowledged

Antonyms: unacknowledged

Usage: The putative leader of the terrorist organization was arrested by police in Birmingham yesterday.


9) Piety

Meaning: the quality of being religious or reverent.

Synonyms: devotion, devoutness, godliness, reverence

Antonyms: irreverence, impiety, atheism

Usage: In a traditional Chinese family filial piety is rigidly observed.


10) Strife (verb) –

Meaning: angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.

Synonyms: conflict, struggle, contention

Antonyms: peace, harmony, agreement

Usage: They blamed the republic’s nationalistic coalition government for the slide into civil strife.

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