The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 33

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1) Opacity (Noun) मत पारदर्श

Meaning: the quality of lacking transparency or translucence.

Synonyms: opaqueness, non-transparency, lack of transparency

Antonyms:  transparency, translucence, clarity

Usage: “thinner paints need black added to increase opacity”


2) Cluster (Noun)समूह

Meaning: a group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together.

Synonyms: bunch, clump, collection

Antonyms: aloneness, antagonism, disassociation

Usage: “clusters of creamy-white flowers”


3) Strident (Adjective)कठोर

Meaning: loud and harsh; grating.

Synonyms: harsh, raucous, rough

Antonyms: soft, dulcet

Usage: “his voice had become increasingly strident”


4) Detained (Verb)हिरासत में लेना

Meaning: officially seize and hold.

Synonyms: hold, take into custody, put into custody

Antonyms: release

Usage: “customs officers may detain goods for up to two days”


5) Revelation (Noun)रहस्योद्घाटन

Meaning: the making known of something that was previously secret or unknown.

Synonyms: divulging, divulgence, telling

Antonyms:  keeping, covering up

Usage: “the revelation of a plot to assassinate the king”


6) Fraudulent (Adjective)कपटपूर्ण

Meaning: unjustifiably claiming or being credited with particular accomplishments or qualities.

Synonyms: dishonest, cheating, swindling

Antonyms: honest, above board

Usage: “fraudulent psychics”


7) Undermine (Verb) – कमजोर करना  

Meaning: lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.

Synonyms: subvert, sabotage, threaten

Antonyms: enhance, improve, strengthen

Usage: “this could undermine years of hard work”


8) Writ (Noun) लिखित आदेश

Meaning: a form of written command in the name of a court or other legal authority to act, or abstain from acting, in a particular way.

Synonyms: summons, subpoena, warrant

Antonyms: interdiction, prohibition, proscription

Usage: “the two reinstated officers issued a writ for libel against the applicants”


9) Retain (Verb)प्रतिधारित करना

Meaning: continue to have (something); keep possession of.

Synonyms: keep, keep possession of, keep hold of

Antonyms: give up, lose, abolish

Usage: “Labour retained the seat”


10) Vowed (Verb)वादा करना  

Meaning: solemnly promise to do a specified thing.

Synonyms:  swear, swear/state under oath

Antonyms: unattached

Usage: “the rebels vowed to continue fighting”

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