1) Incendiary (verb) –
Meaning: Tending to stir up conflict; Likely to injure or damage; A person who stirs up conflict
Synonyms: agitator, demagogue, firebrand, inflammatory, seditious, provocative
Antonyms: conciliatory, loyal, peacemaking
Usage: The Internet was a valuable tool that could be used to counter the spread of
incendiary rumours and fake news
2) Perusal (verb) –
Meaning: Studying something carefully; The act of dealing with or taking notice of someone or something;
Synonyms: examination, inspection, read, attention, consideration, concern deliberation
Antonyms: ignorance, neglect, heedlessness
Usage: The prohibitory orders were published, although a perusal of those showed that the reasons remained brief and cryptic
3) Tatters (verb) –
Meaning: Irregularly torn pieces of cloth, paper, or other material; a small amount; Old or tattered clothes
Synonyms; bits pieces scraps bits hints pinches
Antonyms– finery, best
Usage: Foreign relations with some of India’s closest allies, such as Nepal, are in tatters.
4) meander (verb) –
Meaning: Wander at random; To wind or turn in a course or passage; To proceed aimlessly or with little purpose; To scatter or intersperse among other things
Synonyms: ramble chatter prattle wind zigzag wander drift ramble stroll
Antonyms: rush stay straighten untwist
Usage: a vast majority of other students just meander through college and acquire a degree.
5) Interminable (noun) –
Meaning: Seemingly endless because boring; Extremely large or great, especially in scale or degree; bounded finite limited
Synonyms: endless never-ending ceaseless immense huge massive halting
Antonyms: enthralling exciting
Usage: How must diﬀerences be prevented from turning into interminable disputes, even violence?
6) pedestal (adj) –
Meaning: Support for something; A long, sturdy piece of timber or metal set upright in the ground
Synonyms: base foot foundation post column pole
Antonyms: branch subsidiary extension
Usage: Some strongly feel that the Mahatma must be oﬀ the pedestal because of his alleged collusion with the Empire, more so for his racism.
7) imbibing (Noun) –
Meaning: to consume a liquid; to have a clear idea or understanding of; to mix or blend together, typically into a single mass or unit; The process by which one thing absorbs or is absorbed by another;
Synonyms: absorption assimilation incorporation incorporating blending combining assimilating comprehending drinking consuming quaffing
Antonyms: impermeable nonabsorbent waterproof abstaining fasting
Usage: It is easy to imagine him inheriting caste prejudices in his childhood and, after arrival in London to study law, imbibing the prejudices of his colonial masters, to see himself as close to educated British elites than to Indian peasants or the ‘untouchables’,
8) impinges (noun) –
Meaning: Have an effect, especially a negative one; Enter with a disruptive or adverse effect
Synonyms: affects touches influences infringes invades violates abuts adjoins joins
Antonyms: avoids dodges leaves alone
Usage: It impinges on the liberty of an entire populace.
9) aggrieved (adj) –
Meaning: feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated.
Synonyms: resentful, affronted, indignant, disgruntled, discontented, distressed, anguished
Antonyms: pleased, soothe, placid
Usage: Far from reaching out to the aggrieved student body, the police have issued notices to dozens of them.
10) Ingenious (verb) –
Meaning: clever, original, and inventive.
Synonyms: intuitive, sophisticated, trailblazing, pioneering
Antonyms: unskillful, slow, uninventive, unready
Usage: She was ingenious at finding ways to work more quickly.
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