The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 6th July 2021
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- Punitive (adj.)
Meaning: inflicting or intended as punishment. (दंडात्मक)
Synonyms: penal, disciplinary, corrective
Antonyms: acquitting, exculpating, nonpunitive
Sentence: The UN has imposed punitive sanctions on the invading country.
- Insurgent (noun)
Meaning: a rebel or revolutionary. (विद्रोही)
Synonyms: mutineer, agitator, rebel
Antonyms: loyalist, patriot, supporter
Sentence: The soldiers were trained to shoot any enemy insurgent on sight.
- Dubious (adj.)
Meaning: hesitating or doubting. (संदेहपूर्ण)
Synonyms: doubtful, uncertain, unsure
Antonyms: undoubted, unproblematic, unquestionable
Sentence: I remain dubious about her motives.
- Reek (verb)
Meaning: smell strongly and unpleasantly (बदबू देना)
Synonyms: stink, smell, disgusting
Antonyms: aroma, fragrance, perfume
Sentence: The kitchen began to reek because he neglected to take out the garbage.
- Awning (noun)
Meaning: a sheet of canvas or other material stretched on a frame and used to keep the sun or rain off a storefront, window, doorway, or deck. (शामियाना)
Synonyms: canopy, shade, sunshade
Sentence: They dashed under an awning to escape the sudden downpour.
- Plunge (verb)
Meaning: jump or dive quickly and energetically. (ग़ोता लगाना)
Synonyms: jump, dive, hurl oneself
Antonyms: arise, ascend, lift
Sentence: A young boy plunged into the lake from the cliffs.
- Confer (verb)
Meaning: grant or bestow (a title, degree, benefit, or right).
Synonyms: grant to, award to, honor with
Antonyms: call off, take back, withdraw
Sentence: Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel recently had honorary degrees conferred on them by Ryerson University in Toronto.
- Pummel (verb)
Meaning: strike repeatedly with the fists. (कूटना)
Synonyms: batter, pound, drub
Antonyms: lose, fail
Sentence: During the championship, the fighter began to pummel his opponent after distracting him.
- Sheen (noun)
Meaning: a soft luster on a surface. (चमक)
Synonyms: shine, luster, gleam
Antonyms: dirtiness, drabness, dullness
Sentence: The conditioner gives the hair a beautiful soft sheen.
- Slumber (verb)
Meaning: fall into a deep peaceful sleep (नींद)
Synonyms: doze, nap, snooze
Antonyms: wakefulness, awakening, consciousness
Sentence: She fell into a deep and peaceful slumber.
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