Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 157 – July 11, 2017

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In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Targeting trawling: the need for transition to deep sea fishing”for words with rich vocabulary.

1. Trawl

Class : Verb
Meaning : fish with a trawl net or seine..

Synonyms: Haul, Drag
Antonyms : Push, Estrange

Example Sentences

  • Under the rules, crews would either be completely banned from fishing the areas, or only be allowed to trawl during certain times of the year.
  • We are taking the situation seriously and we are taking a trawl through all our permits.

2. Draconian

Class : Adjective
Meaning : excessively harsh and severe..

Synonyms: Harsh, Stringent
Antonyms : Ductile, Activist

Example Sentences

  • They have called it the most dangerous and draconian legislation ever proposed.
  • I believe that draconian laws are always wrong and the best society is one with the least legislation.

3. Condemn

Class : Verb
Meaning : express complete disapproval of, typically in public; censure..

Synonyms: Blame, Criticize
Antonyms : Approve, Commend

Example Sentences

  • Many people said it was wrong to condemn future workers to worse pension arrangements.
  • Fair-minded people declined to condemn her on mere suspicion

4. Expedite

Class : Verb
Meaning : make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly..

Synonyms: Quicken, Hurry
Antonyms : Delay, Halt

Example Sentences

  • He promised to expedite economic reforms
  • Make sure you have his social-security number so that you can expedite the filing process.

5. Incursions

Class : Noun
Meaning : an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one.

Synonyms: Raids, Attacks
Antonyms : Retreat, Shields

Example Sentences

  • Foreign peace activists have set up protest camps to try to block military incursions .
  • In case there is an incursion into our territories, we have to repel such attacks.


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