The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st June 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st June 2022

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  1. Reprisal (noun)

Meaning: an act of retaliation. (प्रतिहिंसा)

Synonyms: retaliation, counterattack, revenge

Sentence: Civilian targets were bombed in reprisal.

  1. Scuttled (verb)

Meaning: run hurriedly or furtively with short quick steps. (भागना)

Synonyms: scamper, scurry, scramble

Antonyms: crawled, crept, poked

Sentence: Two very small children scuttled away in front of them.

  1. Beleaguer (verb)

Meaning: cause problems or difficulties for. (तंग किया)

Synonyms: hard-pressed, troubled, in difficulties

Antonyms: emancipate, free, liberate

Sentence: He attempts to answer several questions that beleaguer the industry.

  1. Mollify (verb)

Meaning: appease the anger or anxiety of (someone). (शांत करना)

Synonyms: appease, placate, pacify

Antonyms: anger, enrage, incense

Sentence: I tried to mollify her by giving her flowers.

  1. Upend (verb)

Meaning: set or turn (something) on its end or upside down. (समाप्त कर देना)

Synonyms: set up, upraise, put up

Antonyms: demolish, flatten

Sentence: We had to upend the sofa in order to fit it into the elevator.

  1. Desecrating (verb)

Meaning: treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect; violate. (अपवित्र करना)

Synonyms: violate, profane, treat sacrilegiously

Antonyms: reverent, reverential, worshipful

Sentence: More than 300 graves were desecrated.

  1. Vengeful (adj.)

Meaning: seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury. (तामसिक)

Synonyms: vindictive, revengeful, out for revenge

Antonyms: delight, pleasure, calmness

Sentence: He was stabbed to death by his vengeful wife.

  1. Intricate (adj.)

Meaning: very complicated or detailed. (जटिल)

Synonyms: complex, complicated, convoluted

Antonyms: plain, simple, uncomplicated

Sentence: Police officers uncovered an intricate web of deceit.

  1. Adamant (adj.)

Meaning: refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind. (हठी)

Synonyms: adamantine, bullheaded, inconvincible

Antonyms: acquiescent, agreeable, flexible

Sentence: He is adamant that he is not going to resign.

  1. Serendipity (noun)

Meaning: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. (नसीब)

Synonyms: luck, good fortune, chance,

Antonyms: mischance, misfortune, unluckiness

Sentence: Nature has created wonderful serendipity.

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