The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 119

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1) assurance (noun) आश्वासन

Meaning: a positive declaration intended to give confidence; a promise.

Synonyms: word of honour, word, guarantee, promise, pledge

Antonyms: self-doubt, nervousness

Usage: “he gave an assurance that work would begin on Monday”

 

2) outshone (verb) से श्रेष्ठ होना

Meaning: shine more brightly than.

Synonyms: :  surpass, be superior to, overshadow, eclipse

Antonyms: dull

Usage: “a supernova would outshine all the other stars in its galaxy”

 

3) imprimatur (noun)  अनुमोदन

Meaning: an official licence issued by the Roman Catholic Church to print an ecclesiastical or religious book.

Synonyms: approbation, approval, blessing, favor, OK (or okay)

 Antonyms: refusal, rejection, repudiation

Usage: “the imprimatur for this edition was granted by Cardinal O’Casey”

 

4) precursor (noun) — अग्रदूत, पूर्ववर्ती

Meaning: a person or thing that comes before another of the same kind; a forerunner.

Synonyms: :  forerunner, predecessor, forefather, father, parent

Antonyms: by-product, derivative, offshoot, outgrowth, spin-off

Usage: “a three-stringed precursor of the violin”

 

5) choppy (adjective) — तड़का हुआ

Meaning: having a disjointed or jerky quality.

Synonyms: full of waves, turbulent, heavy, heaving, storm-tossed

Antonyms: calm, smooth

Usage: “sea conditions are often very choppy”

 

6) Confidant (noun) — विश्वासपात्र

Meaning: a person with whom one shares a secret or private matter, trusting them not to repeat it to others.

Synonyms: close friend, bosom friend, best friend

Usage: “a close confidante of the princess”

 

7) skewed (verb) — अचानक दिशा या स्थिति बदलना

Meaning: suddenly change direction or position.

Synonyms: askew, aslant, atilt, awry, cock-a-hoop, cockeyed

Antonyms: ordered, orderly, regular, uniform

Usage: “the car had skewed across the track”

 

8) crumbled (verb) — अचानक दिशा या स्थिति बदलना

Meaning: break or fall apart into small fragments, especially as part of a process of deterioration.

Synonyms: fall down, fall to pieces, fall apart, collapse

Antonyms: ameliorate, improve, meliorate

Usage: “the plaster started to crumble”

 

9) orthodox (adjective) — रूढ़िवादी

Meaning: following or conforming to the traditional or generally accepted rules or beliefs of a religion, philosophy, or practice.

Synonyms: conservative, traditional, observant, conformist, devout

Antonyms: unauthorized, unofficial

Usage: “Burke’s views were orthodox in his time”

 

10) coalition (noun) — गठबंधन

Meaning: a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.

Synonyms: alliance, union, partnership, affiliation

Usage : “a coalition between Liberals and Conservatives”

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