The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary: 21st August 2020


1. REVAMP (VERB): (सुधार) give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to.

Synonyms: renovat, refurbish

Antonyms: damage

Example Sentence:

Experts will be hired to train teachers and revamp the curriculum.


2. ANTITHESIS (NOUN): (प्रतिपक्ष) a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.

Synonyms: inverse, contrast

Antonyms: coalescence

Example Sentence:

Love is the antithesis of selfishness.


3. ENVISION (VERB): (कल्पना करना) imagine as a future possibility; visualize.

Synonyms: visualize, imagine

Antonyms: disregard

Example Sentence:

She envisioned the admiring glances of guests seeing her home.


4. PECULIAR (ADJ.): (अजीब) different to what is normal or expected; strange.

Synonyms: unusual, uncanny

Antonyms: normal

Example Sentence:

He gave her some very peculiar looks.


​​​​​​5. COMPEL (VERB): (दबाव डालना) force or oblige (someone) to do something.

Synonyms: impel, enforce

Antonyms: convince

Example Sentence:

A sense of duty compelled Harry to answer her questions.


6. ENTRUST (VERB): (सौंपना) assign the responsibility for doing something to (someone).

Synonyms: grant, withhold

Antonyms: deny

Example Sentence:

I've been entrusted with the task of getting him safely back.


7. AMBIT (NOUN): (सीमा) the scope, extent, or bounds of something.

Synonyms: limits, range

Antonyms: powerlessness

Example Sentence:

A full discussion of this complex issue was beyond the ambit of one book.


8. AVENUE (NOUN): (मार्ग) a way of approaching a problem or making progress towards something.

Synonyms: direction, path


Example Sentence:

Three possible avenues of research suggested themselves.

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