The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th September 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th September 2022

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  1. Reprisal (noun)

Meaning: an act of retaliation. (प्रतिहिंसा)

Synonyms: retaliation, counterattack, revenge

Sentence: Civilian targets were bombed in reprisal.

  1. 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.

  1. Parity (noun)

Meaning: the state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay. (समानता)

Synonyms: equality, equivalence, uniformity

Antonyms: imparity, inequality, nonequivalence

Sentence: Women have yet to achieve wage or occupational parity in many fields.

  1. Upbraid (verb)

Meaning: find fault with (someone); scold. (फटकारना)

Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, reproach

Antonyms: approve, endorse, praise

Sentence: He was upbraided for his slovenly appearance.

  1. Traduce (verb)

Meaning: speak badly of or tell lies about (someone) so as to damage their reputation. (बदनाम करना)

Synonyms: defame, slander, malign

Antonyms: glorify, honor, acclaim

  1. Spellbind (verb)

Meaning: hold the complete attention of (someone) as though by magic; fascinate. (मोहित करना)

Synonyms: fascinating, enthralling, entrancing

Antonyms: boring, dull

Sentence: The killer whale gave the spellbound audience a good soaking.

  1. Accentuate (verb)

Meaning: make more noticeable or prominent. (ध्यान आकर्षित करना)

Synonyms: focus attention on, draw attention to, highlight

Antonyms: underemphasize, understate, belittle

Sentence: The photograph seemed to accentuate his large nose.

  1. Vituperation (verb)

Meaning: blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language. (तिरस्कार)

Synonyms: revile, berate, harangue

Antonyms: acclaim, commend, compliment

Sentence: The speeches were full of vituperation and slander

  1. Damnation (noun)

Meaning: (in Christian belief) condemnation to eternal punishment in hell. (फटकार)

Synonyms: condemnation to hell, eternal punishment, perdition

Antonyms: absolution, forgiveness, remission

Sentence: They believe he will suffer damnation for his sins.

  1. Grotesque (adj.)

Meaning: comically or repulsively ugly or distorted. (विचित्र)

Synonyms: malformed, deformed, strange

Antonyms: impressive, pretty, ravishing

Sentence: That bloody Halloween mask is grotesque.

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