The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th October 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th October 2023

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  1. Unravel (verb)

Meaning: to separate the various strands of (सुलझाना)

Synonyms: untangle, disentangle, untwist

Antonyms: entangle, tie, knot

Sentence: Detectives are still trying to unravel the mystery surrounding his death.

  1. Intensify (verb)

Meaning: become or make more intense. (तेज़ करना)

Synonyms: deepen, enhance, heighten

Antonyms: reduce, decrease, diminish

Sentence: Guerrillas have pledged to intensify the armed struggle against the new government.

  1. Ensuing (adj.)

Meaning: being the one that comes immediately after another (आगामी)

Synonyms: next, following, succeeding

Antonyms: previous, prior, precedent

Sentence: business was slow in the restaurant’s first year, but the ensuing year saw a much-needed increase

  1. Flak (noun)

Meaning: strong criticism. (आलोचना)

Synonyms: criticism, complaint, censure

Antonyms: compliment, praise, sanction

Sentence: Lilley has taken a lot of flak for his views on drugs

  1. Wither (verb)

Meaning: to lose liveliness, force, or freshness (मुरझाना)

Synonyms: dry, fade, wilt

Antonyms: revive, flourish, freshen

Sentence: Failing some rain, the crops will wither.

  1. Subside (verb)

Meaning: to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually (कम होना)

Synonyms: diminish, decrease, vanish

Antonyms: increase, intensify, grow

Sentence: as the noise of the siren subsided, I was able to fall back to sleep

  1. Cognizant (adj.)

Meaning: having specified facts or feelings actively impressed on the mind (परिचित)

Synonyms: aware, conscious, mindful

Antonyms: unaware, oblivious, unconscious

Sentence: We are cognizant of the problem.

  1. Apostle (noun)

Meaning: a person who actively supports or favors a cause (दूत)

Synonyms: proponent, advocate, supporter

Antonyms: proponent, advocate, supporter

Sentence: a fervent apostle of universal health care

  1. Hirsute (adj,)

Meaning: covered with or as if with hair (बालदार)

Synonyms: hairy, shaggy, silky

Antonyms: bald, hairless, glabrous

Sentence: Not that Polly’s legs had been particularly hirsute in the old days.

  1. Acrimony (noun)

Meaning: biting sharpness of feeling or expression (रूखापन)

Synonyms: bitterness, hostility, anger

Antonyms: civility, politeness, kindness

Sentence: she responded with such acrimony that he never brought the subject up again

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