29th March 2019 The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary
Latent - existing but inactive, not presently active

Synonyms: dormant, inactive, unrevealed, inherent, lurking

Antonyms: active, alive, operative, running, working

Example Sentence:

They have a huge reserve of latent talent.


Accentuate - make more noticeable or prominent

Synonyms: highlight, underline, foreground, stress, emphasize

Antonyms: belittle, disparage, minimize, underemphasize

Example Sentence:

GST was introduced to accentuate smoothness of the economy of India.


Dwell - think moodily

Synonyms: stay, live, reside, squat, bide

Antonyms: move, advance, depart

Example Sentence:

We dwell on the past and worry about the future.


Prowess - skill, ability

Synonyms: capability, expertise, adroitness, adeptness, dexterity, deftness

Antonyms: inability, weakness, cowardice, incapacity, ineptness

Example Sentence:

He was famous for his prowess as an athlete.


Goad - provoke or annoy (someone)

Synonyms: stimulate, motivate, inflame, incite, rouse, prod

Antonyms: discourage, deterrent, restraint. dissuade, stop

Example Sentence:

She was trying to goad her into a fight.


Spur - motivate, encourage

Synonyms: stimulate, motivate, prod, propel

Antonyms: discourage, deterrent, restraint. dissuade

Example Sentence:

The chance to win a scholarship will spur students into studying.


Amiss - wrong, improper

Synonyms: faulty, awry, untoward, adrift, astray

Antonyms: proper, suitable, proper, right

Example Sentence:

She sensed something was amiss and called the police.


Frenzy - madness

Synonyms: insanity, mania, wildness, agitation, turmoil

Antonyms: sobriety, coolness, calm, equanimity

Example Sentence:

He worked himself up into a frenzy before his exams.


Warmongering - a policy of advocating war

Synonyms: provoke, hawk, 

Antonyms: pacifist, ally, peacemaker, dove

Example Sentence:

India wanted to maintain peace rather than indulge in warmongering.

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