The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  6th August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  6th August 2021

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  1. Truce (noun)

Meaning: an agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time. (युद्धविराम संधि)

Synonyms: ceasefire, armistice, peace

Antonyms: war, fight, disagreement

Sentence: A truce was declared between the two armies.

  1. Shirking (verb)

Meaning: avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility). (बचना)

Synonyms: evade, dodge, avoid

Antonyms: catch, contract, incur

Sentence: you always try to shirk paying your fair share of the bill by claiming you “forgot” your wallet

  1. Remnant (noun)

Meaning: a small remaining quantity of something. (अवशेष)

Synonyms: remains, remainder, leftovers

Antonyms: whole, bulk, body

Sentence: The last remnant of Birmingham Heath was enclosed in 1799 and was built over forthwith with eight new streets.

  1. Propulsion (noun)

Meaning: the action of driving or pushing forward. (संचालक शक्ति)

Synonyms: thrust, motive force, propelling force

Sentence: This aircraft works by jet propulsion.

  1. Rigorous (adj.)

Meaning: extremely thorough, exhaustive, or accurate. (कठिन)

Synonyms: meticulous, punctilious, conscientious

Antonyms: lenient, tolerant, inaccurate

Sentence: The planes have to undergo rigorous safety checks.

  1. Inducted (verb)

Meaning: admit (someone) formally to a position or organization. (शामिल)

Synonyms: admit to, allow into, introduce to

Antonyms: discharged, fired, terminated

Sentence: Mr. John was inducted into the office of governor.

  1. Exempt (adj.)

Meaning: free from an obligation or liability imposed on others. (मुक्त)

Synonyms: free from, not liable to, released

Antonyms: hindered, non-exempt

Sentence: The interest on the money is exempt from tax.

  1. Sabotage (noun)

Meaning: deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage. (तोड़-फोड़)

Synonyms: wreck, vandalize, destroy

Antonyms: preservation, protection, salvage

Sentence: The rebels had tried to sabotage the oil pipeline.

  1. Exacerbate (verb)

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

Synonyms: aggravate, make worse, worsen

Antonyms: better, improve, help

Sentence: The exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem.

  1. Embellish (verb)

Meaning: make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features. (संवारना)

Synonyms: decorate, adorn, beautify

Antonyms: blemish, deface, disfigure

Sentence: The walls of the French restaurant are embellished with scenes of Parisian life.

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