The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 10th June 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 10th June 2021

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  1. Abate (verb)

Trick: Rebate

Meaning: Make less active or intense प्रकोप या प्रभाव का कम हो जाना या कम करना

Synonyms: Decline, Decrease, Diminish

Antonyms: Appear, Emerge, Elongate

Sentence: We must try to abate Covid cases in our area.

  1. Cronies (Noun)

Trick: Crown

Meaning: Friends or relatives (साथी)

Synonyms: Associate, companions, Comrades

Antonyms: Antagonists, Rivals, Competitors

Sentence: He was playing with his cronies.

  1. Exalt (adj.)

Trick: Excellent

Meaning: to make somebody rise to a higher ran / to praise somebody

Synonyms: Aggrandize, Deify, Elevate, Magnify

Antonyms: Decry, Detract, Minimize

Sentence: She thanked the teacher to exalt her.

  1. Prelude (Noun)

Trick: Conclude (Opposite)

Meaning: Something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

Synonyms: Overtune, Preamble, Prologue

Antonyms: Postscript, Aftermath, Close

Sentence: The prelude to the musical composition is very long

  1. Impetus (Noun)

Trick: Fetus

Meaning: Something that encourage else to happen (प्रेरणा)

Synonyms: Boost, Encouragement, Impulse

Antonyms: Disincentive

Sentence: The report may provide further impetus for reform.

  1. Retaliation (Noun)

Trick: Re(venge) + action

Meaning: Action taken in return for an injury or offence (प्रतिशोध)

Synonyms: Counter, Castigation, Penalty

Antonyms: Clemency, Grace, Mercy

Sentence: Raj never said a single word in retaliation.

  1. Battered (Adj.)

Trick: bat se tar tar mara

Meaning: Damaged by blows or hard usage (चकनाचूर)

Synonyms: Bashed, Beat, Buffeted, Assault

Antonyms: Undamaged, Unabused

Sentence: He was battered to death.

  1. Punitive (adj.)

Trick: Punish + It

Meaning: Intended as a punishment (दंडात्मक)

Synonyms: Castigating, Chastising, Disciplinary

Antonyms: Compensatory, Acquitting, Exculpatory

Sentence: The UN has imposed punitive sanction on invading countries.

  1. Extinguish (verb)

Trick: Extinguisher

Meaning: Cause to cease to burn or shine बुझाने

Synonyms: blow out, Quench

Antonyms: Fire, Ignite, Inflame

Sentence: Nothing could extinguish his love for her.

  1. Prescient (Adj.)

Trick: Pre + event

Meaning: Knowing about event before they taking place (पूर्वज्ञान रखनेवाला)

Synonyms: Farsighted, Forehanded, Visionary

Antonyms: Careless, Heedless, Incautious

Sentence: It was a remarkably prescient vision.

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