Daily Vocabulary from The Hindu: June 18, 2019

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1. Equatable vs Equitable
Equatable means capable of being equated.
Equitable means fair, impartial, or proportionate.

2. Make no bones about
Have no hesitation in dealing with
Usage: – He makes no bones about his feelings towards the militants

3. Interlocutors
A person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
In linguistics, discourse analysis, and related fields, an interlocutor is a person involved in a conversation or dialogue. Two or more people speaking to one another are each other’s interlocutors. The terms conversation partner, hearer, or addressee are oftentimes used interchangeably with interlocutor.

4. Duress
Threats, violence, constraints
Synonyms: coercion, compulsion, force, pressure, pressurization, intimidation
Usage: – their confessions were extracted under duress.

5. Conciliatory
To placate or pacify
Synonyms: propitiatory, placatory, appeasing, pacifying
Usage: – A conciliatory approach of Mayor to reduce the tension.

6. Inquisitive
Synonyms: intrigued, interested, burning with curiosity, agog
Usage: – Mohan doesn’t like to seem inquisitive.

7 Iffy
Uncertainty and Doubtful
Synonyms: tentative, undecided, unsettled
Usage: -The prospect for classes resuming next Wednesday seems iffy.

8. Quagmire
An awkward, complex, or hazardous situation.
Synonyms: muddle, mix-up, mess, predicament
Usage: – The paperwork got lost in a quagmire of bureaucracy.

9. Agglomeration
A mass or collection of things
Synonyms: collection, mass, cluster, lump, clump
Usage: – The arts centre is an agglomeration of theatres.

10. Volition
Voluntarily or using one’s will.
Usage: – They choose to leave early of their own volition

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