The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th December 2021

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  1. Fomented (verb)

Meaning: instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action). (भड़काना)

Synonyms: instigate, incite, provoke

Antonyms: allay, calm, settle

Sentence: They accused him of fomenting political unrest.

  1. Armistice (noun)

Meaning: an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce. (युद्धविराम)

Synonyms: truce, ceasefire, treaty

Antonyms: conflict, hostilities, war

Sentence: Both sides in the conflict agreed to an armistice during the solemn holy days.

  1. Wily (adj.)

Meaning: skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully. (चतुर)

Synonyms: shrewd, clever, sharp

Antonyms: guileless, ingenuous, innocent

Sentence: Foxes are supposed to be wily creatures.

  1. Ambushed (verb)

Meaning: make a surprise attack on (someone) from a concealed position. (घात लगाकर हमला किया)

Synonyms: attack by surprise, trap, entrap

Sentence: The king’s enemies planned to ambush the royal coach on the way to Paris and capture the king.

  1. Admonition (noun)

Meaning: an act or action of admonishing; authoritative counsel or warning. (चेतावनी)

Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, reproof

Sentence: The old judge’s admonition to the jury on this point was particularly weighty.

  1. Seclusion (noun)

Meaning: the state of being private and away from other people. (एकांत)

Synonyms: isolation, solitude, retreat

Antonyms: companionship, company, comradeship

Sentence: I live very much in seclusion these days.

  1. Futility (noun)

Meaning: pointlessness or uselessness. (निरर्थकता)

Synonyms: fruitlessness, vanity, pointlessness

Antonyms: use, usefulness, utility

Sentence: The sheer futility of it all exasperates her.

  1. Debauch (noun)

Meaning: destroy or debase the moral purity of; corrupt. (नाश करना)

Synonyms: abase, bastardize, canker

Antonyms: elevate, ennoble, uplift

Sentence: He has debauched the morals of the people and endeavored to corrupt parliament.

  1. Upend (verb)

Meaning: set or turn (something) on its end or upside down. (समाप्त कर देना)

Synonyms: set up, upraise, put up

Antonyms: demolish, flatten

Sentence: We had to upend the sofa in order to fit it into the elevator.

  1. Desecrating (verb)

Meaning: treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect; violate. (अपवित्र करना)

Synonyms: violate, profane, treat sacrilegiously

Antonyms: reverent, reverential, worshipful

Sentence: More than 300 graves were desecrated.

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