The Hindu Daily Word List - 9 October 2017

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1. CATHARTIC (adjective)

Providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis


Antonyms : repressive

Synonyms : purgative, purging, purifying, cleansing, cleaning

Usage:
  • Crying is a cathartic release.

2. CIRCUITOUS (adjective)

(of a route or journey) longer than the most direct way


Antonyms : direct, straight, to the point

Synonyms : roundabout, indirect, winding, meandering, serpentine

Usage:
  • The canal followed a circuitous route.

  • A circuitous line of reasoning.

3. ANALOGOUS (adjective)

Comparable in certain respects, typically in a way which makes clearer the nature of the things compared


Antonyms : dissimilar, unrelated

Synonyms : comparable, parallel, similar, like, corresponding

Usage:
  • They saw the relationship between a ruler and his subjects as analogous to that of father and children.

4. ACCOUTREMENT (noun)

An additional item of dress or equipment


Usage:
  • The accoutrements of religious ritual.

5. DECIDUOUS (adjective)

(of a tree or shrub) shedding its leaves annually


Usage:
  • Sun-loving deciduous trees like aspen.

6. PEDANTIC (adjective)

Excessively concerned with minor details or rules; overscrupulous


Synonyms : overscrupulous, scrupulous, precise, exact, over-exacting

Usage:
  • His analyses are careful and even painstaking, but never pedantic.

7. VEXATIOUS (adjective)

Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry


Synonyms : annoying, vexing, irritating, irksome, displeasing

Usage:
  • The vexatious questions posed by software copyrights.

8. DEMURE (adjective)

(of a woman or her behaviour) reserved, modest, and shy


Antonyms : brazen, shameless

Synonyms : modest, unassuming, meek, mild, reserved

Usage:
  • I shared a compartment with a child and his demure governess.

9. QUASH (verb)

Reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure


Antonyms : validate, bring about, prompt

Synonyms : cancel, reverse, rescind, repeal, revoke

Usage:
  • His conviction was quashed on appeal.

10. DISCREET (adjective)

Careful and prudent in one's speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment


Antonyms : indiscreet, rash, obtrusive

Synonyms : careful, circumspect, cautious, wary, chary

Usage:
  • We made some discreet inquiries.

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