The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 16th April 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 16th April 2021

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  1. Rupture (Noun) – Trick: Capture (separate from others)

Meaning: A sudden burst or breaking/ Separation (टूटना)

Synonyms: Break, fissure, Notch, Abyss

Antonyms: Healing, Mending, Closing

Sentence: The rupture with his family was absolute.

  1. Equilibrium (Noun) – Trick: Equal in Lab

Meaning: A state of balance (संतुलन)

Synonyms: Balance, Firmness, Offset, Stable

Antonyms: Imbalance. Disequilibrium, Alarming

Sentence: We have achieved an equilibrium in an economy.

  1. Prolong (Verb) – Trick: Program + Long

Meaning: to make something last longer (लम्बा)

Synonyms: Drag out, draw out, Elongate, Outstretch

Antonyms: Diminish, Lessen, Decrease

Sentence: I don’t want to prolong the class unnecessarily.

  1. Jettison (verb) – Trick: Jet + Son

Meaning: to throw things/ to get rid of somebody (बोझ गिराना)

Synonyms: Discard, Dispose, Removal, Scrapping

Antonyms: Acquire, Accumulate, Acquisition

Sentence: The captain was forced to jettison the cargo and make an emergency landing.

  1. Decouple (verb) – Trick: Dur + Couple

Meaning: Separate or disengage (विघटित)

Synonyms: Break up, Disassociate, Ramify

Antonyms: Assemble, Associate, Blend

Sentence: The issue threatened to decouple England from European Union.

  1. Prudent (adj.) – Trick: Proud Student (विवेकी)

Meaning: Wise

Synonyms: Intelligent, Discreet, Judicious

Antonyms: Careless, Heedless, Rash

Sentence: You all are prudent students.

  1. Convene (verb) – Trick: Convey

Meaning: Come or bring together for a meeting (बुलाना)

Synonyms: Assemble, Call, Summon

Antonyms: Dissolve, Break up, Decouple

Sentence: The committee will convene tomorrow at 11.00 am

  1. Confront (verb) – Trick: Come in front

Meaning: Come face to face with hostile (सामना)

Synonyms: Beard, Brave, Defy, Outface

Antonyms: Eschew, Avoid, Elude

Sentence: A soldier has to confront danger.

  1. Veer – Trick: Veer Soldier

Meaning: Change direction suddenly (मुड़ गई)

Synonyms: Detour, Deviate, Sheer, swing

Antonyms: Stay, Straighten, Go direct

Sentence: Follow the path and veer left after 500 m.

  1. Stalemate (Noun) – Trick: Checkmate

Meaning: A situation in which further progress seems impossible (गतिरोध)

Synonyms: Deadlock, Halt, Logjam, Standoff

Antonyms: Progress, Advance, Headway

Sentence: The talks between India & China reached a stalemate.

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