The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st July 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st July 2021

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  1. Pitiful (adj.)

Meaning: deserving or arousing pity. (दयनीय)

Synonyms: distressing, sad, piteous

Antonyms: cheerful, joyful, glad

Sentence: “I deserve it,” Toby said with a pitiful sigh.

  1. Solemnize (verb)

Meaning: duly perform (a ceremony, especially that of marriage). (उत्सव मनाना)

Synonyms: perform, celebrate, ceremonialize

Antonyms: dishonor, ignore, neglect

Sentence: They needed only to find a priest to solemnize their marriage.

  1. Decipher (verb)

Meaning: convert (a text written in code, or a coded signal) into normal language. (समझाना)

Synonyms: decode, decrypt, solve

Antonyms: cipher, code, encipher

Sentence: we deciphered the hidden message to find out when we were supposed to meet

  1. Coerce (verb)

Meaning: persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats. (मजबूर करना)

Synonyms: pressure, pressurize, force

Antonyms: allow, let, permit

Sentence: They were coerced into silence.

  1. Turbulent (adj.)

Meaning: characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion; not controlled or calm. (उपद्रवी)

Synonyms: tempestuous, stormy, unstable

Antonyms: nonviolent, peaceable, peaceful

Sentence: The turbulent struggle for civil rights shook up American society in the 1960s.

  1. Cranny (noun)

Meaning: a small, narrow space or opening. (छेद)

Synonyms: chink, crack, crevice

Sentence: A cranny in the rock surface caused the hiker to twist their ankle.

  1. Slothful (adj.)

Meaning:  lazy. (आलसी)

Synonyms: lazy, idle, indolent

Antonyms: active, energetic, diligent

Sentence: Fatigue made him slothful.

  1. Strife (noun)

Meaning: angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues (कलह)

Synonyms: conflict, dispute, discord

Antonyms: accord, agreement, concord

Sentence: The strife between the two brothers started when they fell in love with the same girl.

  1. Muck (noun)

Meaning: dirt, rubbish, or waste matter. (कूड़ा-कर्कट)

Synonyms: dirt, grime, filth

Antonyms: cleanliness, cleanness

Sentence: I’ll just clean the muck off the windshield.

  1. Acquittal (noun)

Meaning: a judgment that a person is not guilty of the crime with which the person has been charged. (दोषमुक्ति)

Synonyms: absolution, clearing, exoneration

Antonyms: conviction, prosecution, accusation

Sentence: The trial resulted in an acquittal.

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