Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 217 – October 12th, 2017

1. Fraught

Class : adjective
Meaning : causing or affected by great anxiety or stress..

Synonyms: Tense, Creepy
Antonyms : Calm, Untroubled

Example Sentences

  • Catching a train in China is more fraught than in any other country I know.
  • Leaving accommodation to chance is a habit fraught with disappointment.

2. Euthanasia

Class : noun
Meaning : the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma..

Synonyms: Mercy Killing, Sacrifice
Antonyms : Salubrious, Birth

Example Sentences

  • He explained that this is why the association supports training doctors to understand euthanasia .
  • An estimated 3600 cases of voluntary euthanasia are carried out each year in the Netherlands.

3. Sanctify

Class : verb
Meaning : set apart as or declare holy; consecrate..

Synonyms: Glorify, Purify
Antonyms : Demonize, Disrespect

Example Sentences

  • That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word.
  • They sanctified the Holy Days and consecrated the marriage vows.

4. Codify

Class : verb
Meaning : arrange (laws or rules) into a systematic code..

Synonyms: Organize, Systematize
Antonyms : Disarrange, Confuse

Example Sentences

  • Norms may also codify the procedures for international transactions.
  • This prompted a publisher to ask her to codify the rules for publication.

5. Laud

Class : verb
Meaning : praise (a person or their achievements) highly, especially in a public context..

Synonyms: Praise, Acclaim
Antonyms : Shame, Criticize

Example Sentences

  • It may seem that I am justifying or lauding the attack.
  • I don’t know much about this director, but I hear he is highly lauded in certain circles.

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