The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th December 2021

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  1. Amnesty (noun)

Meaning: an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses. (आम माफ़ी)

Synonyms: pardon, pardoning. reprieve

Antonyms: penalty, punishment, retribution

Sentence: The government granted an amnesty to all political prisoners.

  1. Subvert (verb)

Meaning: undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution). (नाश करना)

Synonyms: destabilize, unsettle, overthrow

Antonyms: elevate, ennoble, uplift

Sentence: By insisting that she pay me for helping her, she subverted my noble desire to do a good deed without reward.

  1. Botched (adj.)

Meaning: (of a task) carried out badly or carelessly. (असफल)

Synonyms: bungling, clumsy, fumbled

Antonyms: accomplished, adroit, deft

Sentence: It is a silly idea and he has botched it.

  1. Acceded (verb)

Meaning: Agree to a demand, request, or treaty. (स्वीकार कर लिया)

Synonyms: agree to, consent to, accept

Antonyms: dissented, rebuffed, refused

Sentence: The government acceded to public pressure to review the tax.

  1. Rapprochement (noun)

Meaning: (especially in international relations) an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations. (मेल-मिलाप)

Synonyms: reconciliation, fellowship, rapport

Antonyms: alienation, disaffection, disgruntlement

Sentence: I hope for a rapprochement between our two countries.

  1. Overt (adj.)

Meaning: done or shown openly; plainly or readily apparent, not secret or hidden. (अपरोक्ष)

Synonyms: undisguised, unconcealed, clear

Antonyms: unapparent, unclarified, unclear

Sentence: His opponent’s intention is quite overt.

  1. Vacuous (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless. (असार)

Synonyms: blank, vacant, expressionless

Antonyms: brainy, bright, brilliant

Sentence: He delivered a vacuous inaugural speech.

  1. Irascible (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a tendency to be easily angered. (चिड़चिड़ा)

Synonyms: irritable, quick-tempered, short-tempered

Antonyms: affable, companionable, cordial

Sentence: She’s becoming more and more irascible as she grows older.

  1. Snazzy (adj.)

Meaning: stylish and attractive. (अत्यधिक आकर्षित)

Synonyms: stylish, smart, attractive

Antonyms: simple, unadorned, unfashionable

Sentence: Paula’s wearing a very snazzy pair of shoes!

  1. Insuperable (adj.)

Meaning: (of difficulty or obstacle) impossible to overcome. (अजेय)

Synonyms: insurmountable, unconquerable, invincible

Antonyms: superable, surmountable, vincible

Sentence: The difficulties that confront us seem insuperable.

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