The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th June 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th June 2021

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  1. Emulated (verb)

Meaning: match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation (नकल)

Synonyms: imitate, copy, mirror

Antonyms: neglect, be original

Sentence: They hope to emulate the success of other software companies.

  1. Commuter (noun)

Meaning: a person who travels some distance to work on a regular basis (यात्री)

Synonyms: traveller, passenger, straphanger

Sentence: The delayed commuter train disgorged hundreds of angry passengers.

  1. Impugn (verb)

Meaning: dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive) (बहस करना)

Synonyms: call into question, debate, dispute

Antonyms: justify, pardon, remit

Sentence: There were no real grounds for impugning the decision.

  1. Penalizing (verb)

Meaning: subject to some form of punishment (दंडित)

Synonyms: punish, discipline, chastising

Antonyms: excusing, pardoning, sparing

Sentence: New laws will penalize firms that continue to pollute the environment.

  1. Forbearance (noun)

Meaning: patient self-control; restraint and tolerance (सहनशीलता)

Synonyms: tolerance, toleration, patience

Antonyms: impatience

Sentence: There is a limit at which forbearance ceases a virtue.

  1. Ruffle (verb)

Meaning: disorder or disarrange (someone’s hair), typically by running one’s hands through it (बिगाड़ना/चिढाना)

Synonyms: disarrange, tousle, dishevel

Antonyms: adjust, fix

Sentence: The father laughs and jovially ruffles his son’s hair.

  1. Alleviation (noun)

Meaning: the action or process of making suffering, deficiency, or a problem less severe (उपशमन)

Synonyms: comfort, ease, relief

Antonyms: discomfort, unrest, agony

Sentence: Peace, security, and the alleviation of poverty were high on the agenda.

  1. Wrath (noun)

Meaning: extreme anger (chiefly used for humorous or rhetorical effect) (क्रोध)

Synonyms: anger, rage, fury

Antonyms: delight, pleasure, calmness

Sentence: He hid his mobile for fear of incurring his father’s wrath.

  1. Innate (adj.)

Meaning: inborn; natural (जन्मजात)

Synonyms: natural, inbred, congenital

Antonyms: adventitious, extraneous, extrinsic

Sentence: He never lost his innate sense of fun.

  1. Hubris (noun)

Meaning: excessive pride or self-confidence (अभिमान)

Synonyms: arrogance, conceit, pride

Antonyms: diffidence, self-doubt, self-disgust

Sentence: He was punished for his hubris.

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