The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st August 2021

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  1. Insolvency (noun)

Meaning: The state of being insolvent. (दिवालियापन)

Synonyms: bankruptcy, insolvency, failure

Antonyms: increase, solvency, achievement

Sentence: We look at your options if you are facing insolvency.

  1. Corollary (noun)

Meaning: a proposition that follows from (and is often appended to) one already proved. (परिणाम)

Synonyms: conclusion, aftereffect, consequence

Antonyms: cause, occasion, reason

Sentence: The huge increases in unemployment were the corollary of expenditure cuts.

  1. Autonomous (adj.)

Meaning: (of a country or region) having the freedom to govern itself or control its own affairs. (स्वायत्तशासी)

Synonyms: independent, self-governed, self-governing

Antonyms: dependent, non-self-governing, subject, unfree

Sentence: They proudly declared themselves part of a new autonomous province.

  1. Exacerbated (verb)

Meaning: make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse. (ख़राब करना)

Synonyms: aggravate, complicate, worsen

Antonyms: ease, help, relieve

Sentence: I don’t want to exacerbate the situation.

  1. Entail (verb)

Meaning: involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence. (मिलना)

Synonyms: carry, comprehend, contain

Antonyms: exclude, leave, miss out

Sentence: Such a decision would entail a huge political risk.

  1. Envisage (verb)

Meaning: contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event. (परिकल्पना करना)

Synonyms: foresee, predict, forecast

Antonyms: actual, existing, real

Sentence: Nobody can envisage the consequences of total nuclear war.

  1. Undulate (verb)

Meaning: move or go with a smooth up-and-down motion. (लहराता)

Synonyms: rise and fall, surge, wave

Antonyms: efflux, motionlessness, lose.

Sentence: We soon see a field of wheat undulate in the breeze.

  1. Salvage (noun)

Meaning: the rescue of a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo from a loss at sea. (उबार)

Synonyms: rescue, saving, recovery

Antonyms: sinking, endanger

Sentence: Salvage of the wreck was made difficult by bad weather.

  1. Fraught (adj.)

Meaning: (of a situation or course of action) filled with or likely to result in (something undesirable). (भरा हुआ)

Synonyms: full of, filled with, swarming with

Antonyms: blank, devoid, empty

Sentence: The journey was fraught with difficulties.

  1. Inept (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing no skill; clumsy. (अयोग्य)

Synonyms: incompetent, unskilful, clumsy

Antonyms: capable, competent, expert

Sentence: I’ve never heard anyone so inept at making speeches.

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