The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Day 3

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Day 3

 

Recede (Verb)

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

Synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Retreat, withdraw

Antonyms: Enhance, Expand, Develop

Usage: Flood waters finally began to recede in November.

Glide (Verb)

Meaning: Move with a smooth, quiet continuous motion.

Synonyms: Skip, Slip, Float, Drift, Flit

Antonyms: face, land, walk

Usage: He started to glide her across the floor easily

Sop (Noun)

Meaning: a thing of no great value given or done as a concession to appease someone whose main concerns or demands are not being met.

Synonyms: Absorb, Dip, saturate, Soak

Antonyms: dry, dehydrate

Usage:  Sop up the water with a paper towel

Vicious (Adjective)

Meaning: Deliberately cruel or violent.

Synonyms: Barbarous, Brutal, Ferocious, Savage, Violent, Dangerous

Antonyms: Innocent, Mild, Gentle, Kindly, Benevolent

Usage: Vicious thugs attacked an elderly man

Curtail (Verb)

Meaning: Reduce in extent or quantity, impose a restriction

Synonyms: Downsize, Lessen, Trim, Reduce, Cut, Drop

Antonyms: Increase, Grow, Enlarge

Usage: We must try to curtail our spending

Entice (Verb)

Meaning: Attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage

Synonyms: Coax, Cajole, Lure, Attract

Antonyms: Repel, Torn off, Disgust

Usage: Our special offers are intended to entice people to buy

Herald (Verb)

Meaning: a person or thing viewed as a sign that something is about to happen.

Synonyms: Signal, Indicate, Announce, Declare, Ballyhoo

Antonyms: Conceal, Hide, Deny

Usage: The king’s herald walked before

Afoul (Adjective)

Meaning: Into conflict or difficulty with

Synonyms: Badly, Faultily, Erroneously

Antonyms: Good, Right

Usage: Be careful not to fall afoul of the law

Espouse (Verb)

Meaning: Adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life)

Synonyms: Embrace, Accept, Adopt, Defend

Antonyms: Attack, Disagree, Reject, Oppose

Usage: So those who espouse equal opportunity need to elaborate its purpose.

Tame (Adjective)

Meaning: (of a person) willing to cooperate

Synonyms: Conquer, Curb, Docile, Soften

Antonyms: Surrender, Allow, Irritate

Usage:  The film has a tame ending

 

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