The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 132

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1) Beleaguered (verb) धेरा डालना

Meaning: lay siege to.

Synonyms: under siege, blockaded, surrounded, encircled

Antonyms: emancipate, free, liberate, release, rescue

Usage: “he led a relief force to the aid of the beleaguered city”


2) Consortium (noun) एक संस्था या संघ

Meaning: an association, typically of several companies.

Synonyms: association, board, brotherhood, chamber

Antonyms: disunion, separation

Usage: “the amount awarded for loss of consortium must be included”


3) Ironically (adverb) — विडम्बना से

Meaning: in an ironic manner.

Synonyms: ironical, paradoxical, contradictory, incongruous, satiric

 Antonyms: logic

Usage: “ironically, the rescue craft which saved her was the boat she was helping to pay for”


4) Protracted (adjective) — दीर्घकालिक

Meaning: lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.

Synonyms: prolonged, extended, stretched out

Antonyms: curtail, shorten

Usage: “a protracted and bitter dispute”


5) Contemporary (adjective) — समकालीन

Meaning: belonging to or occurring in the present.

Synonyms: modern, present-day, present, current

Antonyms: old-fashioned, out of date

Usage: “the tension and complexities of our contemporary society”


6) Implosion (noun) — विस्फोट

Meaning:  an instance of something collapsing violently inwards.

Synonyms: plosive, occlusive

Usage: “the star undergoes a violent implosion caused by gravity”


7) Outskirts (noun) — शहर के बाहरी हिस्से

Meaning: the outer parts of a town or city.

Synonyms: outlying districts, edges, fringes, suburbs, suburbia

Antonyms: center, inside

Usage: “he built a new factory on the outskirts of Birmingham”


8) Swathes (noun) — कटी हुई घास

Meaning: a row or line of grass, corn, or other crop as it falls or lies when mown or reaped.

Synonyms: wrap, envelop, bind, swaddle, bandage

Usage: “if the day is windy, the swathes should be high and narrow”


9) Regime (noun) — शासन

Meaning: a government, especially an authoritarian one.

Synonyms: government, authorities, system of government

Antonyms: chaos

Usage: “ideological opponents of the regime”


10) Invaded (verb) – पर आक्रमण करना

Meaning: (of an armed force) enter (a country or region) so as to subjugate or occupy it.

Synonyms: occupy, conquer, capture, seize

Antonyms: withdraw from

Usage: “during the Second World War the island was invaded by the Axis powers”


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