The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 14th June 2021
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- Douse (verb)
Meaning: pour a liquid over (भिगोना)
Synonyms: drench, soak, saturate
Antonyms: dry, drain, dehydrate
Sentence: He doused the car with gasoline and set it on fire.
- Blaze (noun)
Meaning: a very large or fiercely burning fire (ज्वाला)
Synonyms: fire, flames, burst
Antonyms: extinguish, cool, dusk
Sentence: Twenty firemen fought the blaze.
- Foster (verb)
Meaning: encourage or promote the development of something (प्रोत्साहन देना)
Synonyms: encourage, promote, strengthen
Antonyms: discourage, hinder, neglect
Sentence: The teacher’s task is to foster learning.
- Manifold (adj.)
Meaning: many and various (विविध)
Synonyms: many, numerous, multiple
Antonyms: one, single, less
Sentence: Despite her manifold faults, she was a strong leader.
- Footing (noun)
Meaning: the basis on which something is established or operates (आधार)
Synonyms: basis, base, foundation
Antonyms: acme, peak, topmost
Sentence: I lost my footing and tumbled down the stairs.
- Congregate (verb)
Meaning: gather into a crowd or mass (एकत्र)
Synonyms: assemble, gather, collect
Antonyms: separate, scatter, disperse
Sentence: Some 4000 demonstrators had congregated at a border point
- Envision (verb)
Meaning: imagine as a future possibility (कल्पना करना)
Synonyms: visualize, imagine, envisage
Antonyms: disregard, ignore, look away
Sentence: They didn’t envision any problems with the new building.
- Augment (verb)
Meaning: make (something) greater by adding to it (बढ़ाना)
Synonyms: increase, make larger, make bigger
Antonyms: decrease, reduce, demolish
Sentence: He augmented his summer income by painting houses
- Tussle (noun)
Meaning: a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something (संघर्ष)
Synonyms: scuffle, fight, struggle
Antonyms: peace, accord, calm
Sentence: After quite a tussle, I finally wrenched the letter from him.
- Statutory (adj.)
Meaning: required, permitted or enacted by statute (वैधानिक/क़ानूनी)
Synonyms: lawful, legal, judicial
Antonyms: illegal, illicit, unlawful
Sentence: When you buy foods you have certain statutory rights.
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