The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 14th July 2021
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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