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The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 14th October 2023
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- Schism (noun)
Meaning: a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief. (फूट)
Synonyms: discord, strife, discordance
Antonyms: harmony, peace, concord
Sentence: Schism within the charitable organization was preventing it from achieving its goals.
- Commonality (noun)
Meaning: a point which two or more things share in common (समानता)
Synonyms: similarity, resemblance, parallel
Antonyms: difference, dissimilarity, discrepancy
Sentence: We don’t have the same commonality of interest.
- Clemency (noun)
Meaning: kind, gentle, or compassionate treatment especially towards someone who is undeserving of it (दया)
Synonyms: mercy, leniency, sympathy
Antonyms: vengeance, revenge, retribution
Sentence: The judge chose to show clemency to the truly repentant embezzler.
- Scapegoat (noun)
Meaning: a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of expediency. (बलि का बकरा)
Synonyms: victim, whipping boy, fall guy
Sentence: He has been made a scapegoat for the company’s failures.
- Smear (verb)
Meaning: damage the reputation of (someone) by false accusations; slander. (बदनाम करना)
Synonyms: libel, slander, defame
Antonyms: honor, exalt, glorify
Sentence: He is willing to smear his opponent if doing so would win the election.
- Encumbrance (noun)
Meaning: something that makes movement or progress difficult (बाधा)
Synonyms: obstacle, hurdle, hindrance
Antonyms: advantage, impetus, benefit
Sentence: I felt I was being an encumbrance to them.
- Travail (noun)
Meaning: painful or laborious effort. (कड़ा परिश्रम)
Synonyms: toil, labor, effort
Antonyms: rest, leisure, relaxation
Sentence: He gained the medal through his painful travail.
- Hinterland (nou)
Meaning: a rural region that forms the edge of the settled or developed part of a country (आंतरिक इलाके)
Synonyms: countryside, outlands
Sentence: A century ago, eastern Germany was an agricultural hinterland.
- Cue (noun)
Meaning: thing said or done that serves as a signal; as in clue (संकेत)
Synonyms: clue, indication, hint
Sentence: The actor missed his cue and came onto the stage late.
- Mendacity (noun)
Meaning: a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive (असत्य)
Synonyms: lie, untruth, falsity
Antonyms: truth, veracity, honesty
Sentence: We demand legal warfare on deliberate political mendacity and its dissemination in the press.
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