The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 15th April 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 15th April 2021

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1. Incendiary (Noun) – Trick: Insane + Dia

Meaning: A criminal who illegally set fires to property (आग लगानेवाला)

Synonyms: Pyromaniac, Flamer, Ignite

Antonyms: Peacemaker, Reconciler

Sentence: The soldiers were trained to deal with incendiary attacks.

2. Appall (verb) – Trick: A + Pale

Meaning: To shock somebody (डरा देना)

Synonyms: Shock, shake up, Astonish

Antonyms: Delight, Gratify, Rejoice

Sentence: I was appalled by what I saw.

3. Shatter (Verb) – Trick: Shutter

Meaning: Break into many pieces (टूटने)

Synonyms: Annihilate, Decimate, Demolish

Antonyms: Fix, Mend, Revamp

Sentence: A failure would shatter the hopes of many people.

4. Battered (Adj.) – Trick: bat se tar tar mara

Meaning: Damaged by blows or hard usage (चकनाचूर)

Synonyms: Bashed, Beat, Buffeted, Assault

Antonyms: Undamaged, Unabused

Sentence: He was battered to death.

5. Animosity (Noun) – Trick: Enemy + City

Meaning: A strong feeling of anger or dislike (दुश्मनी)

Synonyms: Animus, Antipathy, Vendetta

Antonyms: Amiability, Cordial, Friendliness

Sentence: There is no personal animosity between the party leaders.

6. Unequivocal (Adj.) – Trick: equal + voice

Meaning: Leaving no doubt, unambiguous (स्पष्ट)

Synonyms: Apparent, Clear, Cognizable

Antonyms: Incomprehensible, Cloudy, Cryptic

Sentence: The answer to our request was an unequivocal ‘no’.

7. Behest (Noun) – Trick: Behest or request

Meaning: An authoritative command or request (आज्ञा)

Synonyms: Charge, Command, Decree

Antonyms: Appeal, Petition, Plea

Sentence: The arrested him at the King’s behest.

8. Incubate (Verb) – Trick: In + Cube (Egg)

Meaning: Grow under conditions that promote development (सेते)

Synonyms: Brood, cover, Hatch

Antonyms: Forbid, Outlaw, Prohibit

Sentence: The time needed for the eggs to incubate is nine or ten days.

9. Incite (verb) – Trick: Incite and Excite

Meaning: Give an incentive for action (उत्तेजित)

Synonyms: Instigate, Ferment, Provoke

Antonyms: Bridle, Constrain, Hold

Sentence: The party agreed not to incite its supporters to violence.

10. Instigate (verb) – Trick: Institute + Gate

Meaning: Provoke or stir up (भड़काना)

Synonyms: Incite, Abet, Ferment, Advance

Antonyms: Bridle, Constrain, Curb

Sentence: The government will instigate new measures to combat terrorism.

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