Challenging Words In The Article The Hindu | 19 March 2018
1. JUDICIOUS (ADJECTIVE): sensible
Synonyms: wise, skillful
Antonyms: imprudent, irrational Example
Sentence: A judicious selection of books is essential for success.
2. ARRAIGN (VERB): incriminate
Synonyms: accuse, indict
Antonyms: exculpate, exonerate
Example: Before Len was set to arraign, the judge liked to carefully review each case.
3. ALTERCATION (NOUN): a heated dispute
Synonyms: quarrel, wrangle
Antonyms: agreement, peace
Example: I had an altercation with my peers.
4. PERPETRATE (VERB): be responsible for
Synonyms: carry out, commit
Antonyms: halt, stop
Example: why would he perpetrate such a complex fraud?
5. ABORIGINAL (ADJECTIVE): ancient
Synonyms: endemic, primitive
Antonyms: modern, new
Example: The aboriginal inhabitants of Africa had an important influence on their colonial history
6. PROSCRIBE (VERB): forbid
Synonyms: condemn, outlaw
Antonyms: permit, allow
Example: Indecent films should be proscribed by the Government.
7. PALL (NOUN): Dismay
Synonyms: gloom, melancholy
Antonyms: happiness, excitement
Example: Shilpi watched in pall as images of the war were shown on the screen.
8. ANACHRONISTIC (ADJECTIVE): no longer in use
Synonyms: untimely, wrong
Antonyms: appropriate, timely
Example: In a wider sense, all historical writings are anachronistic.
9. PARRY (VERB): avoid
Synonyms: dodge, bypass
Antonyms: confront, encounter
Example: Kiran put on her sunglasses to parry his probing eyes.
10. PERVASIVE (ADJECTIVE): Extensive
Synonyms: omnipresent, common
Antonyms: uncommon, rare
Example: Corruption is a pervasive issue that touches all communities.
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