The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 13th May 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 13th May 2021

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  1. Exacerbate (verb) – Trick: Exam + Cer + ate

Meaning: Make worse (ख़राब करना)

Synonyms: Aggravate, Complicate

Antonyms: Alleviate, Ease

Sentence: I don’t want to exacerbate the situation.

  1. Nadir (Noun) – Trick: Na + Gir

Meaning: An Extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything (पतन)

Synonyms: Bottom, Zero, Abyss

Antonyms: Acme, Apex, Climax

Sentence: This failure was the nadir of her career.

  1. Jeopardy (Noun) – Trick: Leopard

Meaning: Exposure to or imminence of death (ख़तरा)

Synonyms: Danger, Imperilment, Trouble

Antonyms: Safeness, Secureness

Sentence: Thousands of jobs are in jeopardy due to Privatisation.

  1. Semblance (Verb) – Trick: Ambulance

Meaning: The appearance of being something or of having a certain quality (दिखावा)

Synonyms: Appearance, Seeming, show, Pretence

Antonyms: Candour, Bluntness, sincerity

Sentence: The film lacks any semblance of realism.

  1. Avarice (Noun) – Trick: Waris

Meaning: Insatiable desire for wealth (लोभ)

Synonyms: Greed, Cupidity, Rapacity

Antonyms: Charity, Generous, Munificence

Sentence: Avarice blinds our eyes.

  1. Circumvent (verb)

Meaning: to find a way of avoiding a difficulty, to go round something (गतिरोध उत्पन्न)

Synonyms: Beat, bypass, dodge

Antonyms: accede, assent, accept

Sentence: He took this road inorder to circumvent the mountains.

  1. Litigate (verb) – Trick: Leta + Gate

Meaning: To take legal action in a court of law (मुकदमा)

Synonyms: Prosecute, Appeal, Sue

Antonyms: Agree, allow

Sentence: In the absence of a settlement the parties have to litigate to find out.

  1. Infiltrate (verb) – Trick: In(enter) + Fill

Meaning: to enter an organisation etc secretly so that you can find out what it is going (घुसपैठ)

Synonyms: Insinuate, sneak

Antonyms: Strain, draw off, defiltrate

Sentence: A journalist managed to infiltrate the powerful drug cartel.

  1. Disparity (Noun) – Trick: Dis + Parity (equality)

Meaning: A difference especially caused by unfair treatment (असमानता)

Synonyms: Contrast, Difference, Imbalance

Antonyms: Accordance, Equivalent, Equality

Sentence: There is great disparity between the amount of work that I do & what I get paid for it.

  1. Clamp Down (Noun)

Meaning: Strong action to stop or control something

Synonyms: Crack down, Crush, Quash

Antonyms: Aid, Assist, Help

Sentence: The Government intends to clamp down on drug smuggling.

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