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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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