The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 87

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1) arraigned (verb)

Meaning : call or bring (someone) before a court to answer a criminal charge.

Synonyms : indict, prosecute, put on trial

Antonyms : clear, acquit

Usage : “her sister was arraigned on charges of attempted murder”


2) conspirator (noun)

Meaning : a person who takes part in a conspiracy.

Synonyms : intriguer, colluder, collaborator

Antonyms : innocent

Usage : “conspirators had planned to seize the state”


3) credentials (noun)

Meaning : a qualification, achievement, quality, or aspect of a person’s background, especially when used to indicate their suitability for something.

Synonyms : capability, goods, qualification, stuff

Antonyms : disapproval, refusal

Usage : “recruitment is based mainly on academic credentials”


4) totemic (adjective)

Meaning : regarded as being symbolic or representative of a particular quality or concept.

Synonyms : consanguineous, innate

Usage : “the totemic image of Bogart represents an immutably powerful mystique”


5) fringe (noun)

Meaning : an ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists, used to edge clothing or material.

Synonyms : edging, edge, border, hem, trimming, frill

Antonyms : mainstream, middle

Usage : “a long grey skirt with a fringe”


6) entail (verb)

Meaning : involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.

Synonyms : make necessary, require, need, demand

Antonyms : exclude, leave (out), miss out [British], omit

Usage : “a situation which entails considerable risks”


7) pendency (noun)

Meaning : the state, condition, or period of being pending or awaiting settlement.

Synonyms : suspense,undecided

Antonyms : obvious

Usage : “the defendant should be restrained from further public comment during the pendency of the trial”


8) vindictive (adjective)

Meaning : having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.

Synonyms : out for revenge, revengeful, avenging, unforgiving, grudge-bearing

Antonyms : forgiving

Usage : “the criticism was both vindictive and personalized”


9) tortuous (adjective)

Meaning : full of twists and turns.

 Synonyms : twisting, winding, curving, curvy, bending, sinuous, undulating

Antonyms : straight

Usage : “the route is remote and tortuous”


10) competent (adjective)

Meaning : having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully.

Synonyms : capable, able, proficient, adept, adroit, accomplished

Antonyms : incompetent

Usage : “an infinitely competent mother of three”

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