The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month– Day 16

1) Segregation (Noun) – पृथक्करण

Meaning: the action or state of setting someone or something apart from others.

Synonyms: separation, setting apart, keeping apart

Antonyms: integration

Usage: “the segregation of pupils with learning difficulties”

2) Propriety (Noun) – शालीनता

Meaning: conformity to conventionally accepted standards of behaviour or morals.

Synonyms: decorum, respectability, decency

Antonyms: impropriety, indecorum

Usage: “he always behaved with the utmost propriety”

3) Abrogation (Noun) – निरसन

Meaning: the repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement.

Synonyms: repudiation, revocation, repeal

Antonyms: institution, introduction

Usage: They have regarded its renewal and its abrogation with about equal anxiety.

4) Spurt (Verb) – जोरदार धारा में बह जाना

Meaning: gush out in a sudden and forceful stream.

Synonyms: squirt, shoot, spray

Antonyms: continuity, peace, trickle

Usage: “he cut his finger, and blood spurted over the sliced potatoes”

5) Shrill (Adjective) – अनिमेष

Meaning: high-pitched and piercing.

Synonyms: high-pitched, piercing, high

Antonyms: low, soft, dulcet

Usage: “a shrill laugh”

6) Imperative (Adjective) – आज्ञार्थक

Meaning: of vital importance; crucial.

Synonyms: vitally important, of vital importance, all-important

Antonyms: unimportant, optional

Usage: “immediate action was imperative”

7) Revulsion (Noun) – घृणाप्रतिकर्षण

Meaning: a sense of disgust and loathing.

Synonyms: disgust, repulsion, abhorrence

Antonyms: delight, liking

Usage: “news of the attack will be met with sorrow and revulsion”

8) Truce (Noun) – युद्धविराम संधि

Meaning: an agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time.

Synonyms: ceasefire, armistice, suspension of hostilities

Antonyms: fighting, hostilities

Usage: “the guerrillas called a three-day truce”

9) Punitive (Adjective) – दंडात्मक

Meaning: inflicting or intended as punishment.

Synonyms: penal, disciplinary, corrective

Antonyms: continuity, peace, trickle

Usage: “he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc”

10) Contentious (Adjective) – विवादास्पद

Meaning: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.

Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable

Antonyms: uncontroversial

Usage: “a contentious issue”

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