The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  12th May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  12th May 2022

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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