The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 25th May 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 25th May 2021

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  1. Splinter (Noun) – Trick: Split

Meaning: A small thin sharp piece of wood, metal or glass that has broken off a large piece (किरच)

Synonyms: Chip, Flake, Fragment, Particle

Antonyms: Chunk, Lumb, Slab

Sentence: I have got a splinter in my finger.

  1. Crusade (Noun) – Trick: Kurukshetra

Meaning: A fight or series of activities for something you believe to be good (धर्मयुद्ध)

Synonyms: Bandwagon, Campaign, Cause

Antonyms: Halt, Stoppage

Sentence: Sonu Sood’s action is a crusade against homelessness or migrants.

  1. Invoke (verb) – Trick: Use + Serious

Meaning: to mention or use of law etc. as a reason for doing something (आह्वान)

Synonyms: Beget, Bring on, Cause, Create

Antonyms: Impede, Limit, Restrict

Sentence: FATF threatened to invoke economic sanction on Pakistan.

  1. Cleavage (Noun)

Meaning: Action of splitting (दरार)

Synonyms: Bifurcation, Breakup, Disunion

Antonyms: Assemblage, Association, Conjunction

Sentence: There is marked cleavage between the parties about the government’s latest policy.

  1. Deftly (adverb) – Trick: Debt

Meaning: Skilful & quick (अनिवार्य)

Synonyms: Adroit, Dexterous, Artful

Antonyms: Clumsy, awkward, ineffective

Sentence: I threw a ball which she deftly caught.

  1. Countervail (verb) – Trick: Counter + Whale

Meaning: Offsetting an effect by countering it with something of equal force (प्रतिवाद)

Synonyms: Offset, Equilibrate, Balance

Antonyms: Unbalance, Obey, Refrain

Sentence: His skill countervails his opponent’s superior strength.

  1. Temper (Noun)

Meaning: Heat of mind or emotion (स्वभाव)

Synonyms: Attitude, Mood, Spirit

Antonyms: Wrath, Upset, Happiness

Sentence: You must learn to control your temper.

  1. Encompass (verb) – Trick: Compass

Meaning: to Surround & have or hold within (अंतर्गत)

Synonyms: Circle, Embrace, Enclose, Surround

Antonyms: exclude, leave out, miss out

Sentence: The Mock Test will encompass Topicwise & sectionwise questions.

  1. Bulwark (Noun) – Trick: Ban + Violence

Meaning: a solid wall- like structure raised for defence, A strong support (बांध)

Synonyms: Cover, defend, Shield, Preserve

Antonyms: Bombard, Beset, Besiege

Sentence: My savings are to be bulwark against Unemployment.

  1. Pent up

Meaning: Held or kept inside, not released (मन में दबा हुआ)

Synonyms: Repressed, Suppressed, Restrained

Antonyms: Released, Public

Sentence: People don’t like being pent up in the house all the time.

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