The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 86

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1) plight (noun)

Meaning : a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.

Synonyms : sad state, trouble, difficulty, mess, dire straits

Antonyms : delight, joy, pleasure

Usage : “we must direct our efforts towards relieving the plight of children living in poverty”

 

2) carcasses (noun)

Meaning : the dead body of an animal.

Synonyms : dead body, body, remains, skeleton

Antonyms : intellect, intelligence, mind, soul, spirit

Usage : “she saw the mud-covered carcass of a sheep”

 

3) bleak (adjective)

Meaning : (of an area of land) lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.

Synonyms : denuded, lunar, open, empty, windswept

 Antonyms : lush, verdant

Usage : “a bleak and barren moor”

 

4) lobby (verb)

Meaning : seek to influence (a legislator) on an issue.

Synonyms : importune, persuade, influence, sway

Antonyms : discourage, dissuade, leave alone

Usage : “they insist on their right to lobby Congress”

 

5) evinced (verb)

Meaning : reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling); indicate.

Synonyms : make manifest, manifest, indicate, display, exhibit

Antonyms : conceal

Usage : “the news stories evinced the usual mixture of sympathy and satisfaction”

 

6) turbulence (noun)

Meaning : violent or unsteady movement of air or water, or of some other fluid.

Synonyms : turmoil, instability, conflict, upheaval, tumult, troubles, unrest

Antonyms : peace, calmness

Usage : “the plane shuddered as it entered some turbulence”

 

7) perilous (adjective)

Meaning : full of danger or risk.

Synonyms : fraught with danger, hazardous, risky, unsafe, treacherous

Antonyms : safe, secure

Usage : “a perilous journey south”

 

8) cocktail (noun)

Meaning : an alcoholic drink consisting of a spirit or spirits mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit juice or cream.

Synonyms : grasshopper manhattan

Antonyms : sweeten harmonious

Usage : “we began with prawn and avocado cocktail”

 

9) buoyed (verb)

Meaning : keep (someone or something) afloat.

Synonyms : bolster, boost

Antonyms : bring down, depress

Usage : “the creatures could swim, both buoyed up and cooled by the water”

 

10) prodding (verb)

Meaning : poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object.

Synonyms : poke, jab, dig, nudge, elbow, butt, push

Antonyms : discourage, dissuade

Usage : “he prodded her in the ribs”

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