The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th April 2022

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  1. Dislodge (verb)

Meaning: knock or force out of position. (हटाना)

Synonyms: remove, move, shift

Antonyms: clamp, fix

Sentence: They needed a bulldozer to dislodge the rock.

  1. Upheaval (noun)

Meaning: a violent or sudden change or disruption to something. (उथल-पुथल)

Synonyms: disruption, upset, disturbance

Sentence: The company underwent a massive upheaval after the takeover.

  1. Tainting (verb)

Meaning: contaminate or pollute (something). (दूषित)

Synonyms: contaminate, pollute, befouling

Antonyms: decontaminating, purifying, filtering

Sentence: Smog has long tainted the air of the city, making it difficult to breathe.

  1. Sanctity (noun)

Meaning: the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly. (पवित्रता)

Synonyms: holiness, godliness, sacredness

Antonyms: impiety, irreverence, depravity

Sentence: I believe in the sanctity of human life.

  1. Blight (noun)

Meaning: something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing (बिगाड़ देना)

Synonyms: blemish, blotch, defect

Antonyms: adornment, decoration, embellishment

Sentence: The expanding urban sprawl is a blight on the countryside.

  1. Timorous (adj.)

Meaning: showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence. (डरपोक)

Synonyms: easily frightened, lacking courage, fearful

Antonyms: brave, courageous, bold

Sentence: He was the most timorous person in that event.

  1. Reclusive (adj.)

Meaning: avoiding the company of other people; solitary. (एकांतप्रिय)

Synonyms: solitary, secluded, isolated

Antonyms: cordial, friendly, sociable

Sentence: The reclusive woman was more than happy to spend her day off reading and writing at home.

  1. Confederacies (noun)

Meaning: a league or alliance, especially of confederate states. (संघ)

Synonyms: federation, confederation, alliance

Sentence: The Italian confederacy known as the Lombard League.

  1. Draconic (adj.)

Meaning: (of law or treatment) very harsh and severe. (बेदर्द)

Synonyms: harsh, cruel, fiendish

Antonyms: pacific, lenient, merciful

Sentence: Draconic punishment succeeded in putting a stop to the plundering.

  1. Implore (verb)

Meaning: beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something. (प्रार्थना करना)

Synonyms: plead with, beg, entreat

Antonyms: gratify, mollify, oblige

Sentence: We implore you to leave now.

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