The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary: 1st September 2020


1. IMPEL (VERB): ( प्ररित करना )  drive forward; propel.

Synonyms: incite, agitate

Antonyms: dissuade

Example Sentence:

Vital energies impel him in unforeseen directions.


2. DISMANTLE (VERB): (विघटित) to destroy the integrity or functioning of.

Synonyms: demolish, disassemble

Antonyms: assemble

Example Sentence:

The program was later dismantled due to a lack of funding.


3. DISSONANCE (NOUN): (मतभेद) lack of agreement or harmony between people or things.

Synonyms: disparity, disagreement

Antonyms: concord

Example Sentence:

There is a great deal of dissonance between what a liar says and does.


4. DETRIMENT (NOUN): (हानि) the state of being harmed or damaged.

Synonyms: impairment, loss

Antonyms: improvement

Example Sentence:

He is engrossed in his work to the detriment of his married life.


5. AFFILIATION (NOUN): (संबंध) a connection with a political party or religion, or with a large organization.

Synonyms: bonding, affinity

Antonyms: disunion

Example Sentence:

The group has no affiliation to any preservation society.


6. ANOMALY (NOUN): (विसंगति) something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.

Synonyms: oddity, irregularity

Antonyms: conformity

Example Sentence:

There are a number of anomalies in the present system.


7. STUBBLE (NOUN): (खूंटी) the cut stalks of cereal plants left sticking out of the ground after the grain is harvested.

Synonyms: stalk, straw


Example Sentence:

The stubble was burning in the fields.


8. ERR (VERB): (भूल करना) to make a mistake or to do something wrong.

Synonyms: misjudge, incorrect

Antonyms: innocent

Example Sentence:

He erred in agreeing to her appointment to the position.


9. GRIEVOUSLY (ADV.): to a very severe or serious degree.

Synonyms: severely, badly

Antonyms: little

Example Sentence:

The town suffered grievously during the invasion.


10. DOOM (NOUN): (कयामत) death, destruction, or some other terrible fate.

Synonyms: downfall, ruination

Antonyms: betterment

Example Sentence:

The aircraft was sent crashing to its doom in the water.


11. ERADICATION (NOUN): (नाश) the complete destruction of something.

Synonyms: elimination, destruction

Antonyms: implant

Example Sentence:

The eradication of smallpox by vaccination was one of medicine’s greatest triumphs.


12. COMPLIANCE (NOUN): (अनुपालन) the act of obeying an order, rule, or request.

Synonyms: acquiescence, agreement

Antonyms: repulsion

Example Sentence:

It is the job of the inspectors to enforce compliance with the regulations.

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