The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th June 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th June 2021

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  1. Coercive (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or using force or threats (बलपूर्वक)

Synonyms: enforced, insistent, persistent

Antonyms: dispensable, unnecessary, unneeded

Sentence: The president relied on the coercive powers of the military.

  1. Preclude (verb)

Meaning: prevent from happening; make impossible (रोकना)

Synonyms: prevent, stop, block

Antonyms: allow, permit, allow

Sentence: The secret nature of his work precluded official recognition.

  1. Cordial (adj.)

Meaning: warm and friendly (मैत्रीपूर्ण)

Synonyms: friendly, warm, genial

Antonyms: hostile, unfriendly, aggressive

Sentence: The atmosphere was cordial and relaxed.

  1. Reiterate (verb)

Meaning:  say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity (बार बार दुहराना)

Synonyms: repeat, say again, restate

Sentence: She reiterated that the administration would remain steadfast in its support.

  1. Contentious (adj.)

Meaning: causing or likely to cause an argument (विवादास्पद)

Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable

Antonyms: nonbelligerent, pacific, peaceable

Sentence: She has some rather contentious views on education.

  1. Stinking (adj.)

Meaning: foul-smelling (बदबूदार)

Synonyms: malodorous, pungent, smelly

Antonyms: fragrant, perfumed, redolent

Sentence: He was locked in a stinking cell.

  1. Fugitive (noun)

Meaning: a person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding, especially to avoid arrest or persecution (भगोड़ा)

Synonyms: escapee, absconder, deserter

Antonyms: immobile, static

Sentence: The fugitive had spent five weeks in hiding.

  1. Untenable (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection (अस्थिर, असमर्थनीय)

Synonyms: indefensible, undefendable, unarguable

Antonyms: cogent, compelling, rational

Sentence: This argument is clearly untenable.

  1. Assailants (noun)

Meaning: a person who physically attacks another (हमलावरों)

Synonyms: attacker, mugger, assaulter

Sentence: The police have no firm leads about the identity of his assailant.

  1. Trifle (noun)

Meaning: a thing of little value or importance (छोटी सी)

Synonyms: bauble, trinket, knickknack

Antonyms: valuable, possession

Sentence: We needn’t trouble the headmaster over such trifles.

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