The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th April 2022

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  1. Pulverize (verb)

Meaning: reduce to fine particles. (टुकड़े टुकड़े करना)

Synonyms: grind, crush, pound

Sentence: The seeds can be used whole or pulverized into flour.

  1. Foreboding (noun)

Meaning: fearful apprehension; a feeling that something bad will happen. (पूर्वाभास)

Synonyms: apprehension, perturbation, trepidation

Antonyms: anticipation, excitement

Sentence: I felt a gloomy foreboding that something was going to go wrong.

  1. Avowedly (adv.)

Meaning: as has been asserted, admitted or stated publicly; openly. (स्पष्टतया)

Synonyms: clear-cut, asserted, averred

Antonyms: denied, disregarded

Sentence: The article is avowedly a historical analysis.

  1. Conciliatory (adj.)

Meaning: intended or likely to placate or pacify. (शांति)

Synonyms: propitiatory, placatory, appeasing

Antonyms: antagonizing, abrasive, aggravating

Sentence: Everyone was in a conciliatory mood at the start of the meeting.

  1. Humbug (noun)

Meaning: deceptive or false talk or behavior. (पाखण्ड)

Synonyms: hypocrisy, insincerity, dishonesty

Antonyms: original, genuine

Sentence: There was all the usual humbug and obligatory compliments from ministers.

  1. Propound (verb)

Meaning: put forward (an idea, theory, or point of view) for consideration by others. (प्रतिपादन करना)

Synonyms: put forward, propose, suggest

Sentence: The theory of natural selection was first propounded by Charles Darwin.

  1. Empathize (verb)

Meaning: understand and share the feelings of another. (सहानुभूति)

Synonyms: commiserate, condole, sympathize

Antonyms: demoralize, discourage, dishearten

Sentence: I clearly empathize with the people who live in those neighborhoods.

  1. Ostracize (verb)

Meaning: exclude (someone) from a society or group. (समाज से बाहर निकालना)

Synonyms: exclude, shun, exile

Antonyms: repatriation, return, include

Sentence: He was ostracized by his colleagues for refusing to support the strike.

  1. Referendum (noun)

Meaning: a general vote by the electorate on a single political question that has been referred to them for a direct decision. (जनमत संग्रह)

Synonyms: public vote, ballot, poll

Sentence: They are having a referendum so the public can decide on the controversial issue.

  1. Splintered (verb)

Meaning: break or cause to break into small sharp fragments. (कुचले)

Synonyms: shatter, break into tiny pieces, break into fragments

Antonyms: unbroken, fixed, repaired

Sentence: I don’t know who has splintered the plates?

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