The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd June 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd June 2021

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  1. Tangible (adj.)

Meaning: perceptible by touch (वास्तविक)

Synonyms: touchable, palpable, tactile

Antonyms: abstract, conceptual, unreal

Sentence: We need tangible evidence if we’re going to take legal action.

  1. Decorum (noun)

Meaning: behavior in keeping with good taste and propriety (शिष्टाचार)

Synonyms: propriety, properness, decency

Antonyms: wrong, impoliteness, rudeness

Sentence: I was treated with decorum and respect throughout the investigation.

  1. Frigate (noun)

Meaning: a warship with a mixed armament, generally heavier than a destroyer (in the US Navy) and of a kind originally introduced for convoy escort work (लड़ाई का जहाज़)

Sentence: The frigate rammed the submarine.

  1. Mandate (noun)

Meaning: an official order or commission to do something (शासनादेश)

Synonyms: instruction, directive, direction

Antonyms: breach, denial, break

Sentence: A mandate to seek the release of political prisoners.

  1. Discrepancy (noun)

Meaning: a lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts (विसंगति)

Synonyms: inconsistency, difference, disparity

Antonyms: consistency, similarity, accord

Sentence: The discrepancy in their ages seemed not to matter.

  1. Prink (verb)

Meaning: spend time making minor adjustments to one’s appearance (सँवारना)

Synonyms: groom, tidy, beautify

Antonyms: disfigure, mess up, dull

Sentence: Girls were prinking themselves in front of the mirror.

  1. Pensive (adj.)

Meaning: engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.

a pensive mood  (चिंताग्रस्त)

Synonyms: thoughtful, sober, reflective

Antonyms: negligent, uncaring, ignorant

Sentence: She appeared pensive and shrugged.

  1. Incongruity (noun)

Meaning: The state of being incongruous or out of keeping (अयोग्यता)

Synonyms: inappropriateness, incongruousness, unsuitability

Antonyms: appropriate

Sentence: She was struck by the incongruity of the situation.

  1. Collude (verb)

Meaning: cooperate in a secret or unlawful way in order to deceive or gain an advantage over others (सांठगांठ)

Synonyms: combine, conspire, collaborate

Antonyms: differ, disagree, split

Sentence: He accused his opponents of colluding with one another.

  1. Exhume (verb)

Meaning: Dig out something from the ground (खोद कर निकालना)

Synonyms: dig up, unearth, discover

Antonyms: cover, bedazzle, devour

Sentence: The bodies were exhumed on the orders of a judge.

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