The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 137

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1) Drought (noun) अनावृष्टि

Meaning: a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water.

Synonyms: dry spell, dry period, lack of rain

Antonyms: bountifulness, copiousness

Usage: “the cause of Europe’s recent droughts”


2) Torrid (adjective) बहुत गर्म और शुष्क

Meaning: very hot and dry.

Synonyms: hot, sweltering, sultry, scorching

Antonyms: cold, cool, wet

Usage: “the torrid heat of the afternoon”


3) Desalination (noun) अलवणीकरण

Meaning: the process of removing salt from seawater.

Synonyms: desalinise desalinize desalt change

Antonyms: salinate stay magnetize cool decontaminate

Usage: “the newly constructed plant for the desalination of seawater remains inoperative”


4) Elicited (verb) प्रकाश में लाना

Meaning: evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone.

Synonyms: obtain, bring out, draw out, extract, evoke, bring about

Antonyms: disregard, forget, ignore, miss, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over

Usage: “I tried to elicit a smile from Joanna”


5) Augment (verb) बढ़ाना

Meaning: make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.

Synonyms: make larger, make bigger, make greater, add to

Antonyms: decrease

Usage: “he augmented his summer income by painting houses”


6) Bottlenecks (noun) बाधाओं

Meaning: a narrow section of road or a junction that impedes traffic flow.

Synonyms: traffic jam, jam, congestion

Usage: “the bottleneck on Talbot Road”


7) Sordid (adjective) घिनौना

Meaning: involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.

Synonyms: sleazy, seedy, seamy, unsavoury, shoddy

Antonyms: high-minded, respectable

Usage: “the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams”


8) Lynching (verb) बिना मुकदमे मार डालना

Meaning: (of a group of people) kill (someone) for an alleged offence without a legal trial, especially by hanging.

Synonyms: hang, hang by the neck

Antonyms: bear

Usage: “her father had been lynched for a crime he didn’t commit”


9) Vigilante (noun) शांति या सुरक्षा व्यवस्थापक समिति का सदस्य

Meaning: a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate.

Synonyms: avenger, castigator, chastiser, nemesis, punisher, scourge

Antonyms: ransomed, redeemer, vindicator

Usage: the danger of these self-appointed vigilantes is that they sometimes go after innocent people


10) Tacit (adjective) मतलब रखा हुआ

Meaning: understood or implied without being stated.

Synonyms: implicit, understood, implied, inferred

Antonyms: explicit, stated

Usage: “your silence may be taken to mean tacit agreement”

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