Editorial Vocabulary Words Set 12

The following words are taken from The Hindu Editorial which are important for the upcoming exams. Add some more words to your vocabulary list.

  1. Scrutiny – critical observation or examination.

    • Synonyms: audit, perusal, surveillance, exploration
    • Antonyms: glance, cursory look
    • Usage: We have around 45 crore bank accounts and if 1% of such accounts are picked up for scrutiny, that itself will make 45 lakh cases.
  2. Perjure – wilfully tell an untruth or make a misrepresentation under oath

    • Synonyms: deceive, delude, equivocate, forswear, mislead, prevaricate
    • Antonyms: prove, certify, attest
    • Usage: She admitted that she had perjured herself
  3. Denouement – the outcome or resolution of a doubtful series of occurrences.

    • Synonyms: epilogue, culmination, climax, conclusion, resolution
    • Antonyms: beginning, origin,
    • Usage: For nearly two weeks now there has been non stop discussion and denouement of one or the other of the two rivals.
  4. Embattled – involved in or prepared for war, especially because surrounded by enemy forces.

    • Synonyms: crenelated, beset, fortified
    • Antonyms: plain, unprepared
    • Usage: The denouement matters immensely to the outcomes in Syria, the future of the embattled European Union.
  5. Caveat – a warning of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations.

    • Synonyms: admonition, monition, condition, stipulation
    • Antonyms: consonance, carelessness
    • Usage: Collectors cannot impose caveat on bank officials over property recovery
  6. Jettison – to cast (goods) overboard in order to lighten a vessel or aircraft or to improve its stability in an emergency.

    • Synonyms: abandon, abdicate, slough, maroon
    • Antonyms: assert, retain,
    • Usage: Six aircraft jettisoned their loads in the sea
  7. Bellicose – demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight

    • Synonyms: belligerent, hostile, threatening, antagonistic, pugnacious
    • Antonyms: peaceable, agreeable
    • Usage: Neither sanctions nor warnings issued by other powers have had any impact on North Korea’s bellicose behaviour.
  8. Eclectic – deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

    • Synonyms: wide-ranging, wide, broad, extensive, comprehensive
    • Antonyms: narrow, dogmatic
    • Usage: Traditional fare will be an eclectic mix from various saints and composers.
  9. Torrid – very hot and dry.

    • Synonyms: sweltering, sultry, scorching, boiling, parching, sizzling
    • Antonyms: cold, cool, wet
    • Usage: During these torrid temperatures, it is best we stay indoors and consume lots of fluids.
  10. Accusation – a charge or claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong.

    • Synonyms: allegation, assertion, incrimination, imputation, denouncement
    • Antonyms: approval, commendation, praise, compliment
    • Usage: She had wrote a letter in which she said that all the accusations against her are false.

 

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