The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 21st July 2021
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Slothful (adj.)
Meaning: lazy. (आलसी)
Synonyms: lazy, idle, indolent
Antonyms: active, energetic, diligent
Sentence: Fatigue made him slothful.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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