The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 165

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1) Immolate (Verb) — बलिदान करना

Meaning: kill or offer as a sacrifice, especially by burning.

Synonyms:  sacrifice, offer up, offer as a sacrifice

Antonyms: aid, assist, disallow, fight

Usage: “Chinese kings would immolate vast numbers of animals”


2) Brazen (Adjective) — बेशर्म

Meaning: bold and without shame.

Synonyms: bold, shameless, as bold as brass

Antonyms:  timid, shy

Usage: “he went about his illegal business with a brazen assurance”


3) Complicit (Adjective) — सहापराध

Meaning: involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or morally wrong.

Synonyms: conniving, deceitful, duplicitous

Antonyms: clear, forthright, honest

Usage: “the careers of those complicit in the cover-up were blighted”


4) Impunity (Noun) — दण्ड से मुक्ति

Meaning: exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.

Synonyms:  immunity, indemnity, exemption from punishment

Antonyms:  liability, responsibility

Usage: “the impunity enjoyed by military officers implicated in civilian killings”


5) Persistent (Noun) — दृढ़

Meaning: continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

Synonyms: tenacious, persevering, determined

Antonyms: irresolute

Usage: “one of the government’s most persistent critics”


6) Spur (Noun) — प्रेरणा

Meaning: a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive.

Synonyms: stimulus, incentive, encouragement

Antonyms: disincentive, discouragement

Usage: “wars act as a spur to practical invention”


7) Unenviable (Adjective) — अवांछनीय

Meaning: difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant.

Synonyms: difficult, nasty, horrible

Antonyms: enviable, desirable

Usage: “an unenviable reputation for drunkenness”


8) Dent (Noun) – कटौती या कमी  

Meaning: a reduction in amount or size.

Synonyms:  reduction, depletion, deduction

Antonyms:  increase

Usage: “he has barely made a dent in the poverty rate”


9) Rogue (Noun) — कपटी या दुष्ट

Meaning: a dishonest or unprincipled man.

Synonyms:  scoundrel, villain, reprobate

Antonyms: honest, straight, frank, open

Usage: “you are a rogue and an embezzler”


10) Exacerbated (Verb) बिगाड़ना

Meaning: make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.

Synonyms:       aggravate, make worse, worsen

Antonyms: calm, reduce

Usage: “the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”

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