The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 155

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1) Reluctance (noun) — अनिच्छा

Meaning: unwillingness or disinclination to do something.

Synonyms: unwillingness, disinclination

Antonyms: willingness, eagerness

Usage: “she sensed his reluctance to continue”

 

2) Breach (noun) — उल्लंघन

Meaning: an act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct.

Synonyms: contravention, violation, breaking

Antonyms: noninfringement, observance

Usage: “a breach of confidence”

 

3) Contention (noun) — असहमति

Meaning: heated disagreement.

Synonyms: disagreement, dispute

 Antonyms: agreement

Usage: “the captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries”

 

4) Convention (noun) — अभिसमय

Meaning: a way in which something is usually done.

Synonyms: agreement, accord, protocol

Antonyms: disagreement

Usage: “to attract the best patrons the movie houses had to ape the conventions and the standards of theatres”

 

5) Espionage (noun) — जासूसी

Meaning: the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information.

Synonyms: spying, undercover work, cloak-and-dagger activities

Usage: “the camouflage and secrecy of espionage”

 

6) Castigates (verb) — फटकारना

Meaning: reprimand (someone) severely.

Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, admonish, chastise

Usage: “he was castigated for not setting a good example”

 

7) Rejoice (verb) — आनंदित होना

Meaning: feel or show great joy or delight.

Synonyms: happiness, pleasure, joy, gladness

Antonyms: mourn, lament

Usage: “we spent the evening rejoicing at our victory”

 

8) Annul (verb) — अमान्य घोषित करना

Meaning: declare invalid (an official agreement, decision, or result).

Synonyms: declare invalid, declare null and void

Antonyms: restore, enact

Usage: “the elections were annulled by the general amid renewed protests”

 

9) Saner (adjective) — समझदार

Meaning: (of a person) of sound mind; not mad or mentally ill.

Synonyms: of sound mind, right in the head, in one’s right mind

Antonyms: foolish

Usage: “hard work kept me sane”

 

10) Reprieve (verb) — दण्डविराम

Meaning: cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death).

Synonyms: grant a stay of execution to, cancel

Antonyms: charge, punish

Usage: “under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved”

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