The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 13th April 2022
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- Drudgery (noun)
Meaning: hard menial or dull work. (कठिन परिश्रम)
Synonyms: hard work, menial work, labor
Antonyms: fun, play
Sentence: He spent his life in pointlessly tiresome drudgery.
- Anathema (noun)
Meaning: Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes. (अभिशाप)
Synonyms: abhorrent, hateful, odious
Antonyms: joy, pleasure
Sentence: His political views were anathema to me.
- Staunchly (adv.)
Meaning: in a very loyal and committed manner. (दृढता से)
Synonyms: dedicated, devoted, devout
Antonyms: disloyal, faithless, perfidious
Sentence: She staunchly defended the new policy.
- Locution (noun)
Meaning: a word or phrase, especially with regard to style or idiom. (मुहावरा)
Synonyms: denotation, expression, idiom
Sentence: His locution puzzled me, disturbed me, but I was a guest at his table so I said nothing.
- Embezzlement (noun)
Meaning: theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one’s trust or belonging to one’s employer. (ग़बन)
Synonyms: theft, stealing, robbing
Sentence: They were arrested for embezzlement of company funds.
- Rabble-Rouser (noun)
Meaning: a person who speaks with the intention of inflaming the emotions of a crowd of people, typically for political reasons. (हंगामा करने वाला)
Synonyms: agitator, troublemaker, instigator
Antonyms: peacemaker, reconciler, uniter
Sentence: Rabble-rousers inciting hungry people on breadlines to demand social justice.
- Feisty (adj.)
Meaning: feeling or displaying an eagerness to fight (आक्रमणशील)
Synonyms: aggressive, agonistic, bellicose
Antonyms: nonaggressive, nonbelligerent, pacific
Sentence: He launched a feisty attack on the government.
- Forfeiture (noun)
Meaning: the loss or giving up of something as a penalty for wrongdoing. (ज़ब्ती)
Synonyms: confiscation, sequestration, loss
Sentence: Refusal to sign meant forfeiture of property and exile.
- Scuffle (noun)
Meaning: a short, confused fight or struggle at close quarters. (हाथापाई)
Synonyms: fight, struggle, tussle
Sentence: He was involved in a scuffle with a photographer.
- Pickets (noun)
Meaning: a person or group that watches over someone or something (पहरेदार)
Synonyms: guards, keepers, lookouts
Sentence: The pickets persuaded some drivers not to enter the factory.
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