The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 28th October 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th October 2023

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  1. Drudgery (noun)

Meaning: hard menial or dull work. (कठिन परिश्रम)

Synonyms: hard work, menial work, labor

Antonyms: fun, play

Sentence: He spent his life in pointlessly tiresome drudgery.

  1. Anathema (noun)

Meaning: something or someone that one vehemently dislikes. (अभिशाप)

Synonyms: abhorrent, hateful, odious

Antonyms: joy, pleasure

Sentence: His political views were anathema to me.

  1. Staunchly (adv.)

Meaning: in a very loyal and committed manner. (दृढता से)

Synonyms: dedicated, devoted, devout

Antonyms: disloyal, faithless, perfidious

Sentence: She staunchly defended the new policy.

  1. Locution (noun)

Meaning: a word or phrase, especially with regard to style or idiom. (मुहावरा)

Synonyms: denotation, expression, idiom

Sentence: His locution puzzled me, disturbed me, but I was a guest at his table so I said nothing.

  1. Embezzlement (noun)

Meaning: theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one’s trust or belonging to one’s employer. (ग़बन)

Synonyms: theft, stealing, robbing

Sentence: They were arrested for embezzlement of company funds.

  1. Rabble-Rouser (noun)

Meaning: a person who speaks with the intention of inflaming the emotions of a crowd of people, typically for political reasons. (हंगामा करने वाला)

Synonyms: agitator, troublemaker, instigator

Antonyms: peacemaker, reconciler, uniter

Sentence: Rabble-rousers inciting hungry people in breadlines to demand social justice.

  1. Feisty (adj.)

Meaning: feeling or displaying eagerness to fight (आक्रमणशील)

Synonyms: aggressive, agonistic, bellicose

Antonyms: nonaggressive, nonbelligerent, pacific

Sentence: He launched a feisty attack on the government.

  1. Forfeiture (noun)

Meaning: the loss or giving up of something as a penalty for wrongdoing. (ज़ब्ती)

Synonyms: confiscation, sequestration, loss

Sentence: Refusal to sign meant forfeiture of property and exile.

  1. Scuffle (noun)

Meaning: a short, confused fight or struggle at close quarters. (हाथापाई)

Synonyms: fight, struggle, tussle

Antonyms: truce

Sentence: He was involved in a scuffle with a photographer.

  1. Pickets (noun)

Meaning: a person or group that watches over someone or something (पहरेदार)

Synonyms: guards, keepers, lookouts

Sentence: The pickets persuaded some drivers not to enter the factory.

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