The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 105

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1) Vitiate (Verb) – निष्फल करना

Meaning: Spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of

Synonyms: Cheapen, corrupt, debase, debauch, degrade

Antonyms: Elevate, ennoble, uplift

Usage: Development programmes have been vitiated by the rise in population

 

2) Ferocity (Noun) – क्रूरता

Meaning: The state or quality of being ferocious

Synonyms:Savagery, brutality, brutishness, barbarity, fierceness, violence

Antonyms: Gentleness, kindness, kindliness, tenderness

Usage: The ferocity of the storm caught them by surprise

 

3) Adversary (Adjective) – विरोधी

Meaning: One’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute

Synonyms: Opponent, rival, enemy, foe, nemesis, antagonist, combatant, challenger

Antonyms: Ally, supporter

Usage: Davis beat his old adversary in the quarter-finals

 

4) Unprecedented (Adjective) – अभूतपूर्व

Meaning: Never done or known before

Synonyms: Unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched, unrivalled

Antonyms: Normal, common

Usage: The government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence

 

5) Ecstasy (Noun) – परमानंद

Meaning: An overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement

Synonyms: Rapture, bliss, elation, euphoria, cloud nine, seventh heaven

Antonyms: Misery, unhappiness, distress

Usage: There was a look of ecstasy on his face

 

6) Reckon (Verb) – मानना

Meaning: Be of the opinion

Synonyms:  Believe, think, be of the opinion, be of the view, be convinced, suspect,

Antonyms: Misunderstand

Usage: He reckons that the army should pull out entirely

 

7) Astute (Adjective) – चतुर

Meaning: Having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage

Synonyms: Shrewd, sharp, sharp-witted, razor-sharp, acute, quick

Antonyms: Stupid, unintelligent, ignorant, dense, brainless, mindless

Usage: An astute businessman

 

8) Controversy (Noun) – विवाद

Meaning: Prolonged public disagreement or heated discussion

Synonyms: Disagreement, dispute, argument, debate, dissension, contention

Antonyms: Agreement, accord

Usage: The design of the building has caused controversy

 

9) Devastating (Adjective) – विनाशकारी

Meaning: Highly destructive or damaging

Synonyms: Destructive, ruinous, disastrous, catastrophic, calamitous, cataclysmic

Antonyms: Nondestructive, blessed, fortunate

Usage: A devastating cyclone

 

10) Exertion (Noun) – शारीरिक या मानसिक प्रयास

Meaning: Physical or mental effort

Synonyms: Effort, strain, struggle, toil, endeavour, hard work

Antonyms: Entertainment, fun, happiness, idleness, inaction, inactivity

Usage: She was panting with the exertion

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