The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th June 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th June 2022

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  1. Reprisal (noun)

Meaning: an act of retaliation. (प्रतिहिंसा)

Synonyms: retaliation, counterattack, revenge

Sentence: Civilian targets were bombed in reprisal.

  1. Vengeful (adj.)

Meaning: seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury. (तामसिक)

Synonyms: vindictive, revengeful, out for revenge

Antonyms: delight, pleasure, calmness

Sentence: He was stabbed to death by his vengeful wife.

  1. Adamant (adj.)

Meaning: refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind. (हठी)

Synonyms: adamantine, bullheaded, inconvincible

Antonyms: acquiescent, agreeable, flexible

Sentence: He is adamant that he is not going to resign.

  1. Stymie (verb)

Meaning: create difficulties for (someone or something), resulting in delay or obstruction. (रोकना)

Synonyms: impede, interfere with, hamper

Antonyms: aid, assist, facilitate

Sentence: Financial difficulties have stymied the company’s growth.

  1. Covet (verb)

Meaning: yearn to possess or have (something). (लालच)

Synonyms: desire, crave, want

Antonyms: abhor, abominate, despise

Sentence: It is a sin to covet.

  1. Propitious (adj.)

Meaning: giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable. (अनुकूल)

Synonyms: favourable, auspicious, promising

Antonyms: bleak, unlikely, unpropitious

Sentence: It was not a propitious time to start a new business.

  1. Jubilation (noun)

Meaning: a feeling of great happiness and triumph. (आनंदोत्सव)

Synonyms: exultation, triumph, joy

Antonyms: agony, anguish, desolation

Sentence: There were scenes of jubilation among her supporters.

  1. Defiance (noun)

Meaning: open resistance; bold disobedience. (अवज्ञा)

Synonyms: resistance, opposition, confrontation

Antonyms: compliance, obedience, submission

Sentence: The demonstration was held in defiance of official warnings.

  1. Malignant (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a desire to cause someone pain or suffering for the sheer enjoyment of it (घातक)

Synonyms: spiteful, hostile, malevolent

Antonyms: benevolent, benign, benignant

Sentence: The process by which malignant cancer cells multiply isn’t fully understood.

  1. Clamorous (adj.)

Meaning: making a loud and confused noise. (कोलाहलमय)

Synonyms: noisy, loud, vociferous

Antonyms: noiseless, quiet, silent

Sentence: The meeting began to become clamorous.

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