The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  4th February 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  4th February 2022

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  1. Confrontation (noun)

Meaning: a hostile or argumentative meeting or situation between opposing parties. (आमना-सामना)

Synonyms: conflict, clash, brush

Antonyms: concord, harmony, peace

Sentence: The government was dragged willy-nilly into the confrontation.

  1. Crucify (verb)

Meaning: criticize (someone) severely and unrelentingly. (आलोचना करना)

Synonyms: condemn, criticize severely, denounce

Antonyms: commend, endorse

Sentence: He’s going to crucify me when he finds out what I’ve done!

  1. Accrue (verb)

Meaning: (of sums of money or benefits) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time. (उपाजित होना)

Synonyms: result, arise, follow

Antonyms: abate, decline, diminish

Sentence: A penny-pincher who is accruing a fortune by spending next to nothing.

  1. Irate (adj.)

Meaning: feeling or characterized by great anger. (क्रुद्ध)

Synonyms: angry, furious, infuriated

Antonyms: calm, delighted, pleased

Sentence: We have received some irate phone calls from customers.

  1. Pauper (noun)

Meaning: a very poor person. (कंगाल)

Synonyms: poor person, indigent, bankrupt

Antonyms: affluent, billionaire, tycoon

Sentence: He did die a pauper and is buried in an unmarked grave.

  1. Perpetrated (verb)

Meaning: carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action). (पाप करना)

Synonyms: commit, carry out, perform

Antonyms: skimped, slighted, slurred

Sentence: A crime has been perpetrated against a sovereign state.

  1. Inundation (noun)

Meaning: a great flow of water or of something that overwhelms (सैलाब)

Synonyms: overflow, deluge, torrent

Antonyms: drought, dribble, drip

Sentence: The family’s shed was washed away in the last inundation.

  1. Prattling (verb)

Meaning: talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way. (बकवास)

Synonyms: chatter, babble, prate

Antonyms: articulating, enunciating

Sentence: The villagers are prattling on about the village gossip.

  1. Famished (adj.)

Meaning: feeling a desire or need for food (भूखों मरना)

Synonyms: empty, hungry, peckish

Antonyms: engorged, glutted, gorged

Sentence: After a full day of skiing, I was feeling absolutely famished.

  1. Reticence (noun)

Meaning: the quality of being reticent; reserve. (अल्पभाषिता)

Synonyms: reserve, introversion, restraint

Antonyms: inclination, willingness

Sentence: His reticence about his past made them very suspicious.

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