Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 204 – September 21, 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.

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In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “A big broom — On crackdown on shell companies”for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Tainting

Class : Noun
Meaning : a trace of a bad or undesirable quality or substance..

Synonyms: polluting, staining
Antonyms : disinfecting, cleaning

Example Sentences

  • But some of the most prominent have been tainted by scandal.
  • In particular, the workhouse was a shame that affected anyone tainted with its brush no matter what their birth.

2. Hastily

Class : Adjective
Meaning : with excessive speed or urgency; hurriedly..

Synonyms: quickly, hurriedly
Antonyms : slowly, delayed

Example Sentences

  • He was one of those who held that nothing should be done hastily, and that few crimes were worse than the waste of time.
  • Maybe I acted too hastily.

3. Comply

Class : Verb
Meaning : (of a person or group) act in accordance with a wish or command..

Synonyms: obey, follow
Antonyms : disobey, refuse

Example Sentences

  • The shipments must comply with welfare standards that have been developed by the ministry.
  • Each group must argue their case and each must try to persuade the other to comply with its wishes.

4. Malfeasance

Class : Noun
Meaning : wrongdoing, especially by a public official..

Synonyms: crime, misconduct
Antonyms : guard, defend

Example Sentences

  • Even if they were just friends, that made it newsworthy, because it was about public malfeasance .
  • Reporters have long been the last bastion against tyranny, wrongdoing and malfeasance .

5. Chagrin

Class : Noun
Meaning : distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated..

Synonyms: shame, Distress
Antonyms : delight, pleasure

Example Sentences

  • Much to my chagrin no such indication appeared, and I handed the candy back to my daughter.
  • Much to their chagrin , Kerry never went over his allotted time.

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