The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 12th May 2022
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- Arson (noun)
Meaning: the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property. (आगजनी)
Synonyms: incendiarism, pyromania, firebombing
Sentence: The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but investigators suspect arson.
- Dissuade (verb)
Meaning: persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action. (विरत करना)
Synonyms: discourage, deter, prevent
Antonyms: encourage, persuade
Sentence: Doctors had tried to dissuade patients from smoking.
- Stratification (noun)
Meaning: the arrangement or classification of something into different groups. (श्रेणीविभाजन)
Synonyms: categorization, categorizing, classifying
Sentence: She was concerned about the stratification of American society.
- Agnostic (noun)
Meaning: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God. (अज्ञेयवाद का)
Synonyms: skeptic, doubter, questioner
Antonyms: believer, religious, devout
Sentence: As she grew older, she began to question the religious teachings of her youth and became more agnostic.
- Teetotaller (noun)
Meaning: a person who abstains from alcoholic beverages (शराब न पीने वाला)
Synonyms: non-drinker, abstainer, teetotalist
Antonyms: bibber, inebriate, alcoholic
Sentence: He’s recently become a strict teetotaller.
- Scrawled (verb)
Meaning: write (something) in a hurried, careless way. (घसीटकर लिखना)
Synonyms: scribble, write hurriedly, write untidily
Sentence: Someone had scrawled all over my notes.
- Impeded (verb)
Meaning: delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder. (बाधा पहुंचाना)
Synonyms: hinder, obstruct, hamper
Antonyms: aided, assisted, helped
Sentence: The rescue attempt was impeded by bad weather.
- Ingress (noun)
Meaning: the action or fact of going in or entering. (प्रवेश)
Synonyms: entry, entrance, access
Antonyms: discharge, dismissal
Sentence: With limited ingress and egress to the freeway, the stadium is a frequent scene of bottlenecks.
- Flouted (verb)
Meaning: openly disregard (a rule, law, or convention). (उल्लंघन)
Synonyms: defy, refuse to obey, disdain
Antonyms: accepted, approved
Sentence: The union had openly flouted the law.
- Subtlety (noun)
Meaning: the quality or state of being subtle. (सूक्ष्मता)
Synonyms: delicacy, delicateness, subtleness
Sentence: In time you’ll appreciate the beauty and subtlety of this language.
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