The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th July 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th July 2021

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  1. Refute (verb)

Meaning: prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false (खंडन)

Synonyms: disprove, prove wrong, confute

Antonyms: confirm, prove, validate

Sentence: We can easily refute his argument.

  1. Filthy (adj.)

Meaning: disgustingly dirty. (गंदा)

Synonyms: dirty, mucky, grimy

Antonyms: clean, pure, purified

Sentence: He never washed, and always wore a filthy old jacket.

  1. Barrage (noun)

Meaning: a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area. (गोला-बारी)

Synonyms: bombardment, gunfire, cannonade

Sentence: The two fighters were driven off by a barrage of anti-aircraft fire.

  1. Confluence (noun)

Meaning: the junction of two rivers, especially rivers of approximately equal width. (संगम)

Synonyms: convergence, meeting, junction

Antonyms: divergence, separation

Sentence: The 160-meter falls mark the dramatic confluence of the rivers Nera and Velino.

  1. Shirk (verb)

Meaning: avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility) (भागना)

Synonyms: evade, dodge, avoid

Antonyms: accept, embrace, pursue

Sentence: He never shirked from doing his duty.

  1. Emanate (verb)

Meaning: (of something abstract but perceptible) issue or spread out from (a source). (निकालना)

Synonyms: emerge, flow, pour

Antonyms: absorb, go away

Sentence: Good smells emanated from the kitchen.

  1. Connivance (noun)

Meaning: willingness to secretly allow or be involved in wrongdoing, especially an immoral or illegal act. (मिलीभगत)

Synonyms: collusion, complicity, collaboration

Antonyms: disagreement, incompatibility

Sentence: He tried to bribe the police into connivance.

  1. Futile (adj.)

Meaning: incapable of producing any useful result (व्यर्थ)

Synonyms: vain, pointless, useless

Antonyms: effective, productive, efficient

Sentence: His negotiations with Russia proved futile.

  1. Colossal (adj.)

Meaning: extremely large. (प्रचंड)

Synonyms: huge, massive, enormous

Antonyms: bantam, bitty, diminutive

Sentence: In the center of the hall stood a colossal wooden statue, decorated in ivory and gold.

  1. Clandestine (adj.)

Meaning: kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit. (गुप्त)

Synonyms: secret, covert, furtive

Antonyms: open, overt, public

Sentence: From the van, the police watched as the clandestine drug deal occurred.

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