The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  12th January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  12th January 2022

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  1. Annulment (noun)

Meaning: the act of annulling something. (रद्द करना)

Synonyms: invalidation, nullification, voiding

Antonyms: enactment, legislation, establishment

Sentence: Continued absence of one party may also justify annulment.

  1. Crucify (verb)

Meaning: criticize (someone) severely and unrelentingly. (आलोचना करना)

Synonyms: condemn, criticize severely, denounce

Antonyms: commend, endorse

Sentence: He’s going to crucify me when he finds out what I’ve done!

  1. Mitigate (verb)

Meaning: make less severe, serious, or painful. (कम करना)

Synonyms: alleviate, reduce, diminish

Antonyms: aggravate, exacerbate

Sentence: He wanted to mitigate misery in the world.

  1. Coalesce (verb)

Meaning: come together to form one mass or whole. (सम्मिलित)

Synonyms: unite, join together, combine

Antonyms: section, separate, split

Sentence: The view of party leaders coalesces to form a coherent policy.

  1. Quagmires (noun)

Meaning: a soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot. (दलदल)

Synonyms: swamp, morass, bog

Sentence: Constant rain turned some of the walkways into quagmires.

  1. Proscription (noun)

Meaning: the action of forbidding something; banning. (बहिष्कार)

Synonyms: prohibition, prohibiting, forbidding

Antonyms: allowance, permission, sufferance

Sentence: The proscription against bicycles and skateboards is intended to make the plaza a more pedestrian-friendly place.

  1. Disavow (verb)

Meaning: deny any responsibility or support for. (अस्वीकृति)

Synonyms: deny, disclaim, disown

Antonyms: admit, allow, avow

Sentence: She tried to disavow her past.

  1. Jitter (noun)

Meaning: feelings of extreme nervousness. (घबराना)

Synonyms: nervousness, nervousness, anxiety

Antonyms: calm, calmness, content

Sentence: I always get the jitters before exams.

  1. Reminisce (verb)

Meaning: indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events. (याद दिलाना)

Synonyms: recall, recollect, remember

Antonyms: forget, unlearn, disregard

Sentence: My grandfather used to reminisce about his years in the navy.

  1. Diabolical (adj.)

Meaning: characteristic of the Devil, or so evil as to be suggestive of the Devil. (पैशाचिक)

Synonyms: devilish, diabolic, fiendish

Antonyms: ethical, good, moral

Sentence: Conditions in the prison were diabolical.

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