Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 115 – May 10, 2017

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Based on the requests received from many users, we have introduced antonyms of the words that we are discussing. Let us know if this helps to you also.

Youtube Channel    The Hindu Editorial

In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Justice Karnan, the recalcitrant judge” for words with rich vocabulary.

1. contempt

Class : Noun
Meaning : the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn..

Synonyms: Disrespect, Hatred
Antonyms : Respect, Regard

Example Sentences

  • Members may constitute a contempt of the Queensland Parliament.
  • The first five were friends from school teasing him in fun or scorning him with contempt .

2. recalcitrant

Class : Adjective
Meaning : having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline..

Synonyms: Uncooperative, Difficult
Antonyms : Cooperative, Well behaved

Example Sentences

  • There are some who say it is their ‘job’ to be a political recalcitrant and cause disruption.
  • He was often handed the difficult and recalcitrant patients by his bosses and he hadn’t failed one yet.

3. ridicule

Class : Noun
Meaning : the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior..

Synonyms: Laughter, Sarcasm
Antonyms : Praise, Flatter

Example Sentences

  • Never has there been such mistrust of politicians; such contempt, cynicism, ridicule .
  • Punishment is administered not by burning at the stake but by ridicule and contempt in the media.

4. aberrant

Class : Adjective
Meaning : departing from an accepted standard..

Synonyms: Abnormal, Irregular
Antonyms : Normal, Regular

Example Sentences

  • This is a system, not an individual’s aberrant behaviour.
  • I don’t think it’s a sickness that causes somebody to engage in aberrant behavior.

5. purported

Class : Verb
Meaning : appear or claim to be or do something, especially falsely; profess..

Synonyms: Alleged, Pretended
Antonyms : Genuine, True

Example Sentences

  • An enquiry would have revealed that the man who opened the account was not the person he purported to be.
  • A constable had purported to arrest a person for obstruction, an offence which did not carry any power of arrest.

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