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The Hindu – Daily Vocabulary Words 28 January 2020
|Meanings & Synonyms||Antonyms||
|Antecedents||A thing that existed before or logically precedes another.
Precursor, Forerunner, Predecessor
|Some antecedents to the African novel might exist in Africa’s oral traditions.|
|Bicameral||Government having, consisting of or based on two legislative chambers.
Bicameral system, also called bicameralism, a system of government in which the legislature comprises two houses.
|During the colonial period and the early years of statehood, the legislature was composed of one house, but the bicameral system was adopted in the constitution of 1790.|
|Defamation||The action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel.
Defamation of character
|Commendation||She sued him for defamation.|
|Expediency||The quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.
Convenience, Advantage, Advantageousness, Usefulness, Utility
|The expediency of such a plan is questionable.|
|Grievance||A real or imagined cause for complaint, especially unfair treatment.
A feeling of resentment over something believed to be wrong or unfair.
Complaint, Criticism, Objection, Protestation, Charge, Protest
|Delight, Happiness, Joy
Advantage, Aid, Assistance, Benefit, Blessing, Comfort
|A special committee has been appointed to handle prisoners’ grievances.|
|Lackadaisical||Lacking enthusiasm and determination; Carelessly, Lazy, Lax
Unenthusiastic, Half-Hearted, Uninterested
|Enthusiastic, Excited, Ambitious, Animated, Energetic, Enterprising, Motivated||The food was nice enough, but the service was somewhat lackadaisical.|
|Patronage||The support given to an organization by someone.
The power to give someone an important job or advantages in exchange for help or support
Aegis, Auspices, Backing, Encouragement, Financing, Sponsorship
|Opposition, Antagonism||The charity enjoys the patronage of many prominent local businesspeople.
|Provocation||Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.
Goading, Prodding, egging on, Incitement, Rousing, Stirring
|Subduing, Counterincentive, Disincentive
|You should remain calm and not respond to provocation.|
|Status quo||The existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues.
|Abnormality||He is content with the status quo and does not like change.|
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