The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 69

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1) blowing up (noun) उड़ाते हुए

Meaning : the violent shattering or exploding of something.

Synonyms : flare (up), flip (out)

Antonyms : calm (down), simmer down

Usage : “the blowing-up of several apartment blocks”


2) smithereens (noun) छोटो-छोटे टुकड़े

Meaning : small pieces.

Synonyms : chip, flake, fragment

Antonyms : chunk, hunk, lump

Usage : “a grenade blew him to smithereens”


3) accentuate (verb)  अधिक ध्यान देने योग्य या प्रमुख बनाना

Meaning : make more noticeable or prominent.

Synonyms : focus attention on, bring/call/draw attention to, point up

 Antonyms : de-emphasize, play down

Usage : “his jacket unfortunately accentuated his paunch”


4) deterrence (noun) बाधा

Meaning : the action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.

Synonyms : disincentive, hindrance

Antonyms : assistance, help.

Usage : “nuclear missiles remain the main deterrence against possible aggression”


5) surmise (verb)  अंदाज़ा लगाना

Meaning : suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.

Synonyms :guess, conjecture, suspect, deduce

Antonyms : demonstrate, document, establish

Usage : “he surmised that something must be wrong”


6) dwell (verb)  ध्यान केन्द्रित करना

Meaning : think, speak, or write at length about (a particular subject, especially one that is a source of unhappiness, anxiety, or dissatisfaction).

Synonyms : linger over, mull over, muse on, brood about

Antonyms : bail, bail out, bug out, buzz (off)

Usage : “I’ve got better things to do than dwell on the past”


7) goad (verb)  उकसाना या नाराज करना

Meaning : provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction.

Synonyms : provoke, spur, prick, sting, prod

Antonyms : counter incentive, disincentive

Usage : “he was trying to goad her into a fight”


8) warmongering (adjective)  आक्रामकता की वकालत

Meaning : encouraging or advocating aggression towards other countries or groups.

Synonyms : hawk, jingo, jingoist, militarist, war hawk

Antonyms : dove, pacifist, peacenik

Usage : “a nation controlled by a bloodthirsty warmongering madman”


9) amiss (adjective)  अनुचित

Meaning : not quite right; inappropriate or out of place.

Synonyms : wrong, awry, faulty, out of order, defective, unsatisfactory

Antonyms : appropriately, aptly, correctly

Usage : “an inspection revealed nothing amiss”


10) plank (verb)  बलपूर्वक या अचानक नीचे रखना

Meaning : put or set (something) down forcefully or abruptly.

Synonyms : flop, flump, plop

Antonyms : untie, lower.

Usage : “Ned planked the glasses in front of him”

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