The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 7th April 2022
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- Theocracy (noun)
Meaning: a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god. (धर्मतन्त्र)
Synonyms: monarchism, monarchy, monocracy
Antonyms: democracy, self-governance, self-government
Sentence: Under a theocracy, an entire nation officially follows one religion.
- Proselytizing (noun)
Meaning: the action of attempting to convert someone from one religion, belief, or opinion to another. (धर्मांतरण)
Synonyms: converting, proselyting
Antonyms: secularizing, dissuading
Sentence: He strongly disapproved of the proselytizing that went on under the cloak of humanitarianism.
- Cede (verb)
Meaning: give up (power or territory). (त्यागना)
Synonyms: surrender, hand over, relinquish
Antonyms: keep, retain, withhold
Sentence: The General had promised to cede power by January.
- Curtail (verb)
Meaning: reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on. (घटाना)
Synonyms: reduce, decrease, lessen
Antonyms: increase, maximize, boost
Sentence: We must try to curtail our spending.
- Provenance (noun)
Meaning: the place of origin or earliest known history of something. (उत्पत्ति)
Synonyms: origin, source, place of origin
Sentence: The provenance of the paintings is unknown.
- Doldrums (noun)
Meaning: a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or depression. (निष्क्रिय)
Synonyms: inactive, quiet, dormancy
Antonyms: continuance, continuation
Sentence: Recent economic doldrums have damaged the rural west.
- Revered (verb)
Meaning: feel deep respect or admiration for (something). (सम्मान)
Synonyms: respect, admire, esteem
Antonyms: blasphemed, desecrated, profaned
Sentence: Nelson Mandela is revered for his brave fight against apartheid.
- Willy-nilly (adv.)
Meaning: without definite aim, direction, rule, or method (बिना सोचे समझे)
Synonyms: aimlessly, desultorily, randomly
Antonyms: methodically, systematically
Sentence: The government was dragged willy-nilly into the confrontation.
- Federate (verb)
Meaning: (with reference to a number of states or organizations) form or be formed into a single centralized unit, within which each state or organization keeps some internal autonomy. (एक संस्था में सम्मिलित करना)
Synonyms: confederate, combine, ally
Antonyms: segregate, separate, split
Sentence: in 1901 the six colonies federated to form the Commonwealth of Australia
- Pittance (noun)
Meaning: a very small or inadequate amount of money paid to someone as an allowance or wage. (अल्प भाग)
Synonyms: very small amount, a tiny amount, an insufficient amount
Antonyms: big buck, treasure
Sentence: The internship offers only a pittance of a salary, but it is a great opportunity to gain experience.
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