The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary: 24th August 2020

1. PERISH (VERB): (मर जाना) die, especially in a violent or sudden way.

Synonyms: flatline, expire

Antonyms: be born

Example Sentence:

Nine people, including five engineers, perished in the facility on the Telangana-Andhra Pradesh border.


2. MANOEUVRE (NOUN): a movement or series of moves requiring skill and care.

Synonyms: operation, activity

Antonyms: refrain

Example Sentence:

Snowboarders performed daring manoeuvres on precipitous slopes.


3. RIGOROUS (ADJ.): (कर्कश) extremely thorough and careful.

Synonyms: meticulous, attentive

Antonyms: slapdash

Example Sentence:

He also maintained his rigorous schedule of charity and motivational work.


4. REMIFICATION (NOUN): a complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event.

Synonyms: consequence, outcome

Antonyms: beginning

Example Sentence:

Any change is bound to have legal ramifications.


5. CRIPPLE (VERB): (अपंग) cause (someone) to become unable to walk or move properly.

Synonyms: disable, debilitate

Antonyms: rejuvenate

Example Sentence:

A young student was crippled for life.


6. DIRE (ADJ.): (खतरनाक) extremely serious or urgent.

Synonyms: awful, terrible

Antonyms: mild

Example Sentence:

Misuse of drugs can have dire consequences.


7. BOLSTER (VERB): (मजबूत बनाना) support or strengthen.

Synonyms: fortify, reinforce

Antonyms: undermine

Example Sentence:

The fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence.


8. PERTINENT (ADJ.): (उचित) relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.

Synonyms: appropriate, suitable

Antonyms: irrelevant

Example Sentence:

She asked me a lot of very pertinent questions.

9. DEALT A BLOW (PHRASE): (धक्का पहुँचाना) to hit (someone or something) so as to cause harm.

Synonyms: beat-up

Antonyms: make happy

Example Sentence:

The summer drought has dealt a heavy blow to the government's economic record.

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