India in Ladakh is breaking ‘China is invincible’ myth. Pentagon needs to catch up

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Provident Save


Meaning: frugal; looking to the future


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I allowed myself to plan out my life and didn't let provident direction guide my life. Belladonna, I do not think it is prudent or provident to turn down this offer.


Synonyms:
prudent, far-sighted, judicious, shrewd, circumspect,


Antonyms:
improvident,


Personable Save


Meaning: pleasing in appearance; attractive


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This person must be personable, friendly and approachable. One personable young man crawls around on the floor searching for bottle caps that can be redeemed for neat prizes.


Economical Save


Meaning: avoiding waste, efficient


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This map would promote a coherent, efficient, and economical wargaming effort. The Deputy Prime Minister said his Economy Ministry returned 20 million leva to the budget last year, because they were economical.


Synonyms:
cheap, inexpensive, low-cost, low-price, low-budget,


Antonyms:
expensive, spendthrift,


Enormity Save


Meaning: excessive wickedness; evilness (Don’t confuse with “enormousness,” which means great size.)


Sentences:
Considering the physical and societal enormity of China, however, the number of photographs devoted to the western provinces seems disproportionate. That is why to me in a crisis of this enormity, I want to know the pure ‘news’ first before I can process the rest of it.


Synonyms:
immensity, vastness, massiveness, hugeness, wickedness,


Antonyms:
triviality, smallness, goodness,


Accusative Save


Meaning: (in Latin, Greek, German, and some other languages) denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives which expresses the object of an action or the goal of motion.


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The accusative has thus two forms: the definite (with accusative ending) and the indefinite (the same as the nominative). So long as the payoff phrase is not actually a subject (even though it's interpreted as the subject), the basic case rule would predict accusative case.


Temperance Save


Meaning: the trait of avoiding excesses


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The nineteenth century temperance approach, which had inveighed against the dangers of alcohol itself, was now rejected as moralistic and unscientific and the focus of attention was, once again, on the disease of alcoholism. Though temperance advocates acknowledged that either male or female drinking destroyed domestic happiness, they often reserved their harshest opprobrium for women's drunkenness.


Synonyms:
teetotalism, abstinence, abstention, sobriety, self-restraint,


Antonyms:
bibulousness, crapulence, intemperance, excess, overindulgence,


Tempered Save


Meaning: bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling


Ascendancy Save


Meaning: the state that exists when one person or group has power over another


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If you are interested in affecting public discourse, watch out - you may gain ascendency in certain circles, but you're just as likely to marginalize yourself instead. In England, from the later middle ages, justices of the peace rose to ascendancy as county authorities, marginalizing sheriffs.


Synonyms:
dominance, domination, supremacy, superiority, predominance,


Antonyms:
subordination,


Decadence Save


Meaning: moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury


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Nothing reveals the decadence of the regime more than the revelation that, deprived of fresh water, the inmates of the bunker were forced to wash in the champagne that their leaders had greedily stockpiled. New Orleans is - or was - a hub of cultural diversity with a touch of morbid decadence.


Synonyms:
dissipation, dissoluteness, degeneracy, debauchery, corruption,


Antonyms:
morality,


Emanate Save


Meaning: (of a feeling, quality, or sensation) issue or spread out from (a source)


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Anti-Arab racism does not emanate from a single source, and certainly is not limited to passions stemming from the Arab-Israeli conflict. This intimate seaside village was built in the 1800s to be a resort for wealthy San Diegans, yet it emanates a feeling of relaxed welcome to all who visit.


Synonyms:
emerge, flow, pour, proceed, issue,


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Convention Save


Meaning: a generally agreed upon practice or attitude


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They celebrated a man who was scornful of polite convention and showed little interest in being embraced by the great and good. A number of important meetings and conventions are taking place in the coming weeks.


Synonyms:
custom, usage, practice, tradition, way,


Temper Save


Meaning: to moderate or soothe


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I mean, sure, I have a bad temper, but I'm so totally different from him. He was getting extremely angry and damaged the second window in a fit of temper.


Synonyms:
fit of rage, rage, fury, fit of bad temper, fit of ill temper,


Antonyms:
good humour,


Unprecedented Save


Meaning: having never been done or known before; novel


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The mixed economy boomed, bringing unprecedented prosperity to the middle and working classes. Yet he is happy to admit that the man who inherited his job has guided the Giants to unprecedented levels of success.


Synonyms:
unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched, unrivalled, without parallel,


Antonyms:
normal, common,


Officious Save


Meaning: assertive of authority in a domineering way, especially with regard to trivial matters


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The hotel manager in Gansu is officious, just like the clean, well-appointed government facility she oversees. These officious intermeddlers from Hollywood have no regard for baseball or its rich history of patriotism, and they have no business being at the Hall of Fame.


Synonyms:
self-important, bumptious, self-assertive, overbearing, overzealous,


Antonyms:
self-effacing,


Resolute Save


Meaning: adamant; steadfast; determined; irresolute


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But aides and friends say that beneath his soft image lies a resolute leader. It had emerged in a much improved position, partly due to calm and resolute leadership, he said.


Synonyms:
determined, purposeful, purposive, resolved, decided,


Antonyms:
irresolute, half-hearted,


Superfluous Save


Meaning: exceeding what is sufficient or necessary


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Why do we have superfluous, but potentially deadly vestiges like the appendix or wisdom teeth? Z was always thought to be a superfluous, unnecessary letter.


Synonyms:
surplus, redundant, unneeded, not required, excess,


Antonyms:
necessary, essential, necessary, essential,


Entity Save


Meaning: a thing with distinct and independent existence


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The two stories are very different entities, and really they feed into each other. In any relation, one of the related entities is singled out as the primary focus of attention.


Synonyms:
being, body, creature, individual, organism,


Antonyms:
nonentity, non-existence,


Robust Save


Meaning: sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction


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This paradox was propelled and even aggravated by the ongoing tensions in China's foreign relations in the 1880s within a city whose economy was built on a robust international trade. Some wheat farmers may be warming to the prospect of a new tool to help them grow more robust and profitable wheat, engineered to withstand herbicides.


Synonyms:
strong, vigorous, sturdy, tough, powerful,


Antonyms:
weak, frail, fragile, impractical, romantic,


Wanting Save


Meaning: lacking


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It was from a sense of wanting to extend the way imagination can reveal the necessary knowledge. In this area, Morrison was found wanting time and time again.


Synonyms:
deficient, inadequate, lacking, insufficient, imperfect,


Antonyms:
sufficient, acceptable, present,


Temerity Save


Meaning: fearless daring


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They even had the temerity to ask how much I earn, which I always thought was a secret between me and the Receiver of Income. She was very touchy when one brave soul had the temerity to suggest that she had made more than the usual number of unforced errors in her opening match.


Synonyms:
audacity, boldness, audaciousness, nerve, effrontery,


Antonyms:
shyness, bashfulness,


Corporeal Save


Meaning: relating to a person's body, especially as opposed to their spirit


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They also believed that there were two Gods: a Good God, who created the spirit, and a Bad God who created all corporeal matter. In its exploration of the corporeal body the play insists on the integral relationship between love, food and sex for the maintenance of a healthy body and a healthy body politic.


Synonyms:
bodily, fleshly, carnal, corporal, human,


Antonyms:
incorporeal,


Temperate Save


Meaning: moderate; marked by restraint and a lack of extremes


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Straddling the Equator, the islands have a pleasant temperate climate. The climate is temperate and is more mild and humid along the western marine coast.


Synonyms:
mild, clement, pleasant, agreeable, benign,


Antonyms:
extreme, intemperate, immoderate,


Sever Save


Meaning: to remove or separate by cutting off


Sentences:
When the bullet goes through the temple in a certain way, it just severs the optic nerve. I would effectively be severing my connection with them too.


Synonyms:
cut off, chop off, lop off, hack off, cleave,


Antonyms:
join, attach, maintain, establish, initiate,


Maintain Save


Meaning: to assert


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Please let us know of your efforts to help train and maintain the Military Intelligence Corps. I have always maintained that all protests should be acted upon so a precedent and case study is set for the future.


Synonyms:
continue, keep, keep going, keep up, keep alive,


Antonyms:
break off, neglect, neglect, deny, abandon,


Appropriate Save


Meaning: to take for one’s own use; to confiscate


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I felt it was entirely appropriate to honour my adopted country in my new hometown. In this particular case I made the decision that it was not appropriate to do that.


Synonyms:
suitable, proper, fitting, apt, seize,


Antonyms:
inappropriate, irrelevant,


Accord Save


Meaning: give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)


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Yet the campaign by the IH to beautify the Irish home by emphasizing the domestic role of women was not met with universal accord by the female readers of the paper. The two men were in accord as to how the world ‘should’ work.


Synonyms:
pact, treaty, agreement, settlement, deal,


Antonyms:
withhold, remove, disagree, contrast,


Estimable Save


Meaning: worthy of great respect


Sentences:
Now, estimable and engaging though he is, Tony Jones is 64 years old and does not represent the future of the party. Our estimable reader Stanley Black sent me these comments and asked for my response.


Then there was the Pentagon’s annual report on China, which provided the detailing of the threat.
Forecasts of superior Chinese power did not affect Delhi’s decision to meet the threat head-on, something that other countries need to acknowledge.
China is certainly a power to reckon with, but it is not quite the dragon that the Pentagon – or Beij...

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