The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 5th May 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 5th May 2021

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  1. Implosion (Noun) – Trick: Opposite of Explosion

Meaning: An instance of something collapsing violently inwards (विविधता)

Synonyms: Collapse, Crumple, Buckle

Antonyms: Inflate, Rise, Swell

Sentence: The building suffered a catastrophic implosion once its support beams gave out.

  1. Referendum (Noun) – Trick: Refer + Dum

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

Synonyms: Plebiscite, Popular Vote

Sentence: I vote ‘No’ in the referendum.

  1. Trajectory (Noun) – Trick: Tragic Moment

Meaning: A path followed by an object (प्रक्षेपवक्र)

Synonyms: Curve, Flow, Flight, Path

Antonyms: Out of route, Out of path

Sentence: The missile deflected from its trajectory.

  1. Assuage (Verb) – Trick: Ass + use

Meaning: Make less intense (कम करना)

Synonyms: Satisfy, Allay, Alleviate, Mitigate

Antonyms: Harm, Impair, Intensify

Sentence: The government has tried to assuage the public’s fears.

  1. Substantive (adj.) – Trick: Sabse Important Tent

Meaning: Having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful (मूल)

Synonyms: Considerable, Biggish, Major, Significant

Antonyms: Minute, Trivial, Marginal

Sentence: Substantive research on the subject needs to be carried out.

  1. Augur (Noun) – Trick: Auzar dikha kar

Meaning: Portend a good or bad outcome (भविष्य बताना)

Synonyms: Foreteller, Forbode, Predict, Alert

Antonyms: Assure, Calculate, Determine, Insure

Sentence: Mounting sales augur a profitable year.

  1. Daunt – Trick: Daant / Don Aunt

Meaning: Make someone feel intimidated (वश में करना)

Synonyms: Discourage, Demoralize, Dismay

Antonyms: Cheer, Invigorate, Assure

Sentence: Danger didn’t daunt the brave.

  1. Erosion (Noun) – Trick: Erase

Meaning: The gradual destruction of something (कटाव)

Synonyms: Attrition, Corrosion, Decay, Breakdown

Antonyms: Buildup

Sentence: Crop Rotation helps prevent soil erosion.

  1. Exemplify (verb) – Trick: Amplify with Example

Meaning: Illustrate or clarify by giving example (उदाहरण देना)

Synonyms: Demonstrate, Illustrate, Instance

Antonyms: Becloud, Darken, Obscure

Sentence: The recent oil price rises exemplify the difficulties which the motor industry is facing.

  1. Anxious (Adj.) – Trick: Ax

Meaning: Feeling or showing worry (चिंतित)

Synonyms: Aflutter, Goosey, Edgy, Tense, Bothered

Antonyms: Confident, Calm, Easy, Relaxed

Sentence: He was anxious to preserve his reputation.

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