The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 63

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1) Acquittal (noun) — दोषमुक्ति

Meaning : a judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.

Synonyms : absolution, clearing, exoneration

Antonyms : conviction

Usage : “the trial resulted in an acquittal”


2) Travesty  (noun) – गलत बयानी

Meaning : a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.

Synonyms : misrepresentation, distortion, perversion, corruption

Antonyms : seriousness

Usage : “the absurdly lenient sentence is a travesty of justice”


3) Heinous  (adjective) – जघन्य

Meaning : of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked.

Synonyms : Odious, wicked, evil, atrocious, monstrous, disgraceful

Antonyms : delightful, Friendly, good

Usage : “a battery of heinous crimes”


4) Hostile (verb) — शत्रुतापूर्ण

 Meaning : showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.

Synonyms : antagonistic, aggressive, confrontational, belligerent

Antonyms : friendly, hospitable, nonantagonistic, nonhostile, sympathetic

Usage : “a hostile audience”


5) Detonators (noun) — एक विस्फोट करने के लिए इस्तेमाल किया जाने वाला उपकरण या छोटा संवेदनशील चार्ज

Meaning : a device or small sensitive charge used to detonate an explosive.

Synonyms : ball of fire, Fuse, human dynamo

Usage : Among these were one who removed a mobile phone from the body of Sunil Joshi, a prime accused in the case who was murdered in December 2007, and another who bought mobile phones and electric detonators.


6) Archipelago (noun) — द्वीपसमूह

Meaning : an extensive group of islands.

Synonyms : sland, terra firma, Ground, Land, dry land.

Usage : “the Indonesian archipelago”


7) Grappling (verb) – मल्लयुद्ध करना

 Meaning : engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle.

Synonyms : wrestle, struggle, tussle;

Antonyms : concord, harmony, peace

Usage : “passers-by grappled with the man after the knife attack”


8) Plunge (verb) – डुबकी लगाना 

Meaning : jump or dive quickly and energetically.

Synonyms : thrust, stick, ram, drive, jab, stab

Antonyms : jump, leap

Usage : “our little daughters whooped as they plunged into the sea”


9) Unwound (adjective) – उतारना

Meaning : (of a clock or watch) not wound or wound up.

Synonyms : loosen,Unfurl,unravel

Antonyms : twist, agitate

Usage : “Ella unwound the long woollen scarf from her neck”


10) Harmony  (noun) — समरसता

Meaning : the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce a pleasing effect.

Synonyms : euphony, polyphony, consonance

Antonyms : confusion, disorganization, dissonance

Usage : “the piece owes its air of tranquillity largely to the harmony”

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