The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 17th June 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 17th June 2021

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  1. Stringent (adj.)

Meaning: (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting (कड़ी से कड़ी)

Synonyms: strict, harsh, tough

Antonyms: flexible, lax, loose

Sentence: California’s air pollution guidelines are stringent.

  1. Heinous (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked (जघन्य)

Synonyms: horrible, horrific, terrible

Antonyms: delightful, nice

Sentence: They admitted to the most heinous crimes.

  1. Trivialize (verb)

Meaning: make (something) seem less important or significant (महत्वहीन)

Synonyms: underestimate, undervalue, devalue

Antonyms: overstate, maximize, flatter

Sentence: The problem was either trivialized or ignored by teachers.

  1. Foist (verb)

Meaning: impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on (थोपना)

Synonyms: impose, force, dump

Antonyms: lose, inflate

Sentence: Don’t let anyone foist inferior goods on you.

  1. Nab (verb)

Meaning: catch (someone) doing something wrong (दबोचना)

Synonyms: catch, capture, arrest

Antonyms: unclasp, let go of, release

Sentence: Olympic drug tests nab another athlete.

  1. Perpetrator (noun)

Meaning: a person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act (अपराधी)

Synonyms: wrongdoer, offender, culprit

Antonyms: innocent, good person

Sentence: The perpetrators of this horrific crime must be brought to justice.

  1. Duped (verb)

Meaning: to deceive or cheat easily (ठगा)

Synonyms: deceive, trick, cheat

Antonyms: undeceive, correct

Sentence: Though much-publicized to dupe the people, this pledge came to nothing.

  1. Sacrilege (noun)

Meaning: violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred (अपवित्रीकरण)

Synonyms: desecration, profanity, profaneness

Antonyms: devotion, faith, godliness

Sentence: The cult of the Roman emperor was sacrilege to Jews and Christians.

  1. Intervene (verb)

Meaning: come between so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events (हस्तक्षेप करना)

Synonyms: interfere, intrude, intercede

Antonyms: stay in place, avoid, ignore

Sentence: The police don’t usually like to intervene in disputes between husbands and wives.

  1. Vicinity (noun)

Meaning: the area near or surrounding a particular place (आस-पास)

Synonyms: surroundings, neighborhood, locality

Antonyms: distance, remoteness, far

Sentence: There isn’t a good school in the vicinity.

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