The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th August 2021

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  1. Transgression (noun)

Meaning: an act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offense. (उल्लंघन)

Synonyms: offense, crime, sin

Antonyms: noncrime, innocence, obedience

Sentence: I’ll be keeping an eye out for further transgressions

  1. Foster (verb)

Meaning: encourage or promote the development of something (प्रोत्साहन देना)

Synonyms: encourage, promote, strengthen

Antonyms: discourage, hinder, neglect

Sentence: The captain did his best to foster a sense of unity among the new recruits.

  1. Dispel (verb)

Meaning: make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear (दूर करना)

Synonyms: banish, eliminate, dismiss

Antonyms: assemble, congregate, gather

Sentence: We want to dispel the myth that you cannot eat well in Britain.

  1. Paucity (noun)

Meaning: the presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts (कमी)

Synonyms: scarcity, lack, shortage

Antonyms: abundance, adequacy, plenty

Sentence: The paucity of fruit was caused by the drought.

  1. Conclave (noun)

Meaning: a private meeting (निर्वाचिका सभा)

Synonyms: gathering, assembly, conference

Antonyms: dispersal, disbandment, dispersion

Sentence: The group of architects who met Hall in the conclave was probably all well known to each other.

  1. Insinuation (Noun)

Meaning: an unpleasant hint or suggestion of something bad (आक्षेप)

Synonyms: implication, inference, allegation

Antonyms: denial, exculpation, flattery

Sentence: She rejected the insinuation that she was partly to blame.

  1. Thrash (verb)

Meaning: beat (a person or animal) repeatedly and violently with a stick or whip. (पीटना)

Synonyms: hit, beat, flog

Antonyms: cheer, praise, protect

Sentence: Farmers used to thrash their wheat by hand.

  1. Delimitation (noun)

Meaning: the action of fixing the boundary or limits of something. (हदबंदी)

Synonyms: custody, detention, incarceration

Antonyms: freedom, liberation, liberty

Sentence: The main focus was the delimitation of responsibilities between the police and the judiciary.

  1. Tangible (adj.)

Meaning: perceptible by touch (वास्तविक)

Synonyms: touchable, palpable, tactile

Antonyms: abstract, conceptual, unreal

Sentence: We cannot accept his findings without tangible evidence.

  1. Robust (adj.)

Meaning: strong and healthy; vigorous. (मजबूत)

Synonyms: strong, vigorous, tough

Antonyms: unfit, unhealthy, unwell

Sentence: His robust strength made him survive the disaster.

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