English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 235 – November 13th, 2017

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1. Roster

Class : Noun
Meaning : a list or plan showing turns of duty or leave for individuals or groups in an organization.

Synonyms: list, register
Antonyms : disarrange, disorder

Example Sentences

  • Once there, he found success as an art dealer and retailer and continually grew his roster of artists.
  • Work out a roster of who is on duty on what day and time.

2. Delineate

Class : Verb
Meaning : describe or portray (something) precisely

Synonyms: describe, outline
Antonyms : confuse, distort

Example Sentences

  • The law should delineate and prohibit behavior that is socially abhorrent
  • This framework and a job description delineate the nurse’s realm and boundaries.

3. Perverse

Class : Adjective
Meaning : showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable.

Synonyms: stubborn, obstinate
Antonyms : agreeable, reasonable

Example Sentences

  • The refusal by the government to accept the best science is irrational and perverse .
  • Now, this standard has a certain perverse appeal, at least if we felt it would be universally followed.

4. Puisne

Class : Adjective
Meaning : denoting a judge of a superior court inferior in rank to chief justices..

Synonyms: minor, succeeding
Antonyms : powerful, effective

Example Sentences

  • As a puisne judge I am entitled to disagree with what my colleagues have said, although I would prefer to follow them if I can.
  • This court is presided over by a chief justice, with five puisne judges, and has appellate civil and criminal jurisdiction for the Dominion.

5. Fraternity

Class : Noun
Meaning : a group of people sharing a common profession or interests..

Synonyms: fellowship, association
Antonyms : isolation, division

Example Sentences

  • Brothers of the fraternity gave him an update of the ‘situation’ to proceed further.
  • There is a fraternity of legal professionals in the US who have set up a veritable minefield.


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