The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd July 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd July 2021

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  1. Snoop (verb)

Meaning: investigate or look around furtively in an attempt to find out something, especially information about someone’s private affairs. (जासूसी करना)

Synonyms: pry, inquire, be curious

Antonyms: avoid, eschew, shun

Sentence: Your sister might find the ring if she goes snooping around.

  1. Mitigate (verb)

Meaning: make less severe, serious, or painful. (कम करना)

Synonyms: alleviate, reduce, diminish

Antonyms: increase, intensify

Sentence: He wanted to mitigate misery in the world.

  1. Arrant (adj.)

Meaning: complete, utter. (कुख्यात)

Synonyms: utter, downright, thoroughgoing

Antonyms: dubious, equivocal, qualified

Sentence: what arrant nonsense!

  1. Impound (verb)

Meaning: seize and take legal custody of (something, especially a vehicle, goods, or documents) because of an infringement of a law or regulation. (ज़ब्त करना)

Synonyms: confiscate, seize, commandeer

Antonyms: discharge, free, liberate

Sentence: Vehicles parked where they cause an obstruction will be impounded.

  1. Perpetrate (verb)

Meaning: carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action). (पाप करना)

Synonyms: commit, carry out, perform

Antonyms: fail, slur, skimp

Sentence: A crime has been perpetrated against a sovereign state.

  1. Contrivance (noun)

Meaning: the use of skill to bring something about or create something. (युक्ति)

Synonyms: scheme, stratagem, tactic

Antonyms: ignorance, disorganisation

Sentence: The requirements of the system, by happy chance and some contrivance, can be summed up in an acronym.

  1. Bivouac (noun)

Meaning: a temporary camp without tents or cover, used especially by soldiers or mountaineers. (पड़ाव)

Synonyms: barracks, cantonment, tentage

Sentence: Soldiers were setting up a bivouac by the stream.

  1. Succor (noun)

Meaning: assistance and support in times of hardship and distress. (परेशानी में सहायता)

Synonyms: aid, help, assistance

Antonyms: harm, hurt, injure

Sentence: The wounded had little chance of succor.

  1. Parsimony (noun)

Meaning: extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources. (बचत)

Synonyms: meanness, miserliness, parsimoniousness

Antonyms: diseconomy, wastefulness, lavishness

Sentence: Due to official parsimony, only one machine was built.

  1. Espouse (verb)

Meaning: adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life). (सहायता देना)

Synonyms: adopt, embrace, take-up

Antonyms: abandon, forsake, give up

Sentence: He turned his back on the modernism he had espoused in his youth.

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