The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th September 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th September 2021

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  1. Shrine (noun)

Meaning: a place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person or relic, marked by a building or other construction. (पवित्र स्थान)

Synonyms: holy place, temple, church

Sentence: The medieval pilgrim route to the shrine of St. James.

  1. Evince (verb)

Meaning: reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling). (जताना)

Synonyms: reveal, show, make clear

Antonyms: conceal, cover, hide

Sentence: His letters evince the excitement he felt at undertaking this journey.

  1. Inexorable (adj.)

Meaning: impossible to stop or prevent. (निष्ठुर)

Synonyms: relentless, unstoppable, unavoidable

Antonyms: uncertain, unsure, dubious

Sentence: During 1939 the approach of war seemed inexorable.

  1. Onslaught (noun)

Meaning: a fierce or destructive attack. (हमला)

Synonyms: assault, attack, offensive

Antonyms: defense, guard, shield

Sentence: Our army tried to withstand the enemy onslaught.

  1. Vivacity (noun)

Meaning: (especially in a woman) the quality of being attractively lively and animated. (चुस्ती)

Synonyms: ebullience, sparkle, spirit

Antonyms: indolence, laziness, dolefulness

Sentence: He was struck by her vivacity, humor, and charm.

  1. Spur (noun)

Meaning: a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive. (प्रेरणा)

Synonyms: stimulus, incentive, encouragement

Antonyms: disincentive

Sentence: Profit was both the spur and the reward of the enterprise.

  1. Infidel (noun)

Meaning: a person who does not believe in religion or who adheres to a religion other than one’s own. (नास्तिक)

Synonyms: nonbeliever, heathen, pagan

Antonyms: believer, conformer, conformist

Sentence: They wanted to secure the Holy Places from the infidel.

  1. Beleaguer (verb)

Meaning: cause problems or difficulties for. (समस्याओं के कारण)

Synonyms: under stress, troubled, in difficulties

Antonyms: free, liberate

Sentence: He attempts to answer several questions that beleaguer the industry.

  1. Menace (verb)

Meaning: threaten, especially in a malignant or hostile manner. (खतरा)

Synonyms: threaten, scare, imperil

Antonyms: guard, protect, save

Sentence: Africa’s elephants are still menaced by poaching.

  1. Thwart (verb)

Meaning: prevent (someone) from accomplishing something. (बिगाड़ना)

Synonyms: foil, baffle, hinder

Antonyms: nurture, promote, assist

Sentence: I don’t think that will thwart our purposes.

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