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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary: 20th August 2020

 

SUPERFLUOUS (ADJ.): unnecessary

Synonyms: redundant, useless

Antonyms: necessary

Example Sentence:

The purchaser should avoid asking for superfluous information.

 

explicit

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DISBURSE (VERB): pay out (money from a fund).

Synonyms: expend, handout

Antonyms: claim

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CULMINATION (NOUN): the highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.

Synonyms: pinnacle, peak

Antonyms: nadir

Example Sentence:

The deal marked the culmination of years of negotiation

 

ANIMOSITY (NOUN): strong hostility.

Synonyms: antipathy, bitterness

Antonyms: goodwill

Example Sentence:

He no longer felt any animosity towards her

 

PITFALL (NOUN): a hidden or unsuspected danger or difficulty.

Synonyms: problem, peril

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The pitfalls of buying goods at public auctions

 

obliteration

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egregious

outstandingly bad; shocking.

Synonyms: horrific, terrible

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deprive 

prevent (a person or place) from having or using something.

Synonyms: deny, bereave

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Example Sentence:

the city was deprived of its water supplies"

mourn

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immorality

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impetus

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acknowledge

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demolition 

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cognizant 

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parochial

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remedy

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impetus

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oppress

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heal 

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unlearn

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inhere

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splendour

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