The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary: 5th August 2020


1. REITERATE (VERB): (बार बार दुहराना) say something again or a number of times

Synonyms: repeat, restate

Antonyms: cancel

Example Sentence:

She reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support.


2. UNWAVERING (ADJ.): (अटूट) not wavering; steady

Synonyms: resolute, fixed

Antonyms: unsteady

Example Sentence:

She fixed him with an unwavering stare.


3. AGITATION (NOUN): (परेशानी) anxiety

Synonyms: disquiet, perturbation

Antonyms: calmness

Example Sentence:

She was wringing her hands in agitation.


4. AMEND (VERB): (संशोधन) make minor changes

Synonyms: alter, modify

Antonyms: degenerate

Example Sentence:

The rule was amended to apply only to non-members.


5. IMPOSE (VERB): (थोपना) force (an unwelcome decision or ruling) on someone.

Synonyms: inflict, foist

Antonyms: remove

Example Sentence:

The decision was theirs and was not imposed on them by others.


6RESIST (VERB): (विरोध) try to prevent by action or argument.

Synonyms: oppose, defy

Antonyms: welcome

Example Sentence:

we will resist changes to the treaty.


7. IMPART (VERB): (बताना) make (information) known.

Synonyms: promulgate, divulge

Antonyms: Conceal

Example Sentence:

The teachers imparted a great deal of knowledge to their pupils.


8ATTRIBUTE (VERB): (मत्थे मढ़ना) regard something as being caused by.

Synonyms: ascribe, credit

Antonyms: discredit

Example Sentence:

He attributed the firm's success to the efforts of the managing director.


9. VOLUNTARY (ADJ.): (स्वैच्छिक) done, given, or acting of one's own free will

Synonyms: discretionary, optional

Antonyms: obligatory

Example Sentence:

we are funded by voluntary contributions.


10. FETTLE (NOUN): (अवस्था) condition

Synonyms: fitness, state

Antonyms: disorder

Example Sentence:

He was in fine fettle.


11. PURPORT (VERB): (मुराद) appear to be or do something, especially falsely.

Synonyms: profess, claim

Antonyms: disown

Example Sentence:

She is not the person she purports to be.


12. MORASS (NOUN): (दलदल) a complicated or confused situation

Synonyms: chaos, tangle

Antonyms: effortlessness

Example Sentence:

She would become lost in a morass of lies and explanations.


13. EXACERBATE (VERB): (ख़राब करना) make worse

Synonyms: intensify, aggravate

Antonyms: reduce

Example Sentence:

The exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem.

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