The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  7th July 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  7th July 2021

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  1. Turmoil (noun)

Meaning: a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty. (उथल-पुथल)

Synonyms: confusion, upheaval, turbulence

Antonyms: calm, ease, peace

Sentence: Her mind was in a state of constant turmoil.

  1. Crusader (noun)

Meaning: a fighter in the medieval Crusades. (जेहादी)

Synonyms: campaigner, fighter, battler

Antonyms: dabbler, dilettante, nonmilitant

Sentence: He fought as a crusader at the Navas de Tolosa, he went to Rome to be crowned and did voluntary homage to the pope.

  1. Credible (adj.)

Meaning: able to be believed; convincing. (विश्वसनीय)

Synonyms: acceptable, trustworthy, reliable

Antonyms: unbelievable, unsure, doubtful

Sentence: Few people found his story credible.

  1. Aghast (adj.)

Meaning: filled with horror or shock. (भौचक्का)

Synonyms: horrified, appalled, astounded

Antonyms: fearless, unafraid, brave

Sentence: When the news came out they were aghast.

  1. Steer (verb)

Meaning: (of a person) guides or control the movement of (a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft), for example by turning a wheel or operating a rudder. (मार्गदर्शन करना)

Synonyms: guide, direct, maneuver

Antonyms: follow, trail

Sentence: He steered the boat slowly toward the busy quay.

  1. Evasion (noun)

Meaning: the action of evading something. (टालना)

Synonyms: avoidance, dodging, eluding

Antonyms: abidance, endurance, submission

Sentence: He was arrested for tax evasion.

  1. Spurious (adj.)

Meaning: not being what it purports to be; false or fake. (नक़ली)

Synonyms: bogus, fake, not genuine

Antonyms: genuine, real, actual

Sentence: He was arrested in 1979 on spurious corruption charges.

  1. Vengeful (adj.)

Meaning: seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury. (तामसिक)

Synonyms: vindictive, revengeful, out for revenge

Antonyms: delight, pleasure, calmness

Sentence: He was stabbed to death by his vengeful wife.

  1. Menace (verb)

Meaning: threaten, especially in a malignant or hostile manner. (खतरा)

Synonyms: threaten, scare, imperil

Antonyms: guard, protect, save

Sentence: Africa’s elephants are still menaced by poaching.

  1. Scruffy (adj.)

Meaning: shabby and untidy or dirty (मैला-कुचैला)

Synonyms: shabby, worn, shoddy

Antonyms: smart, tidy, clean

Sentence: His scruffy appearance does not reflect his character.

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