The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 25th November 2021
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- Reprisal (noun)
Meaning: an act of retaliation. (प्रतिहिंसा)
Synonyms: retaliation, counterattack, revenge
Sentence: Civilian targets were bombed in reprisal.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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