The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary: 6th August 2020


1. SCOUT (VERB): (खोज) make a search for someone or something in various places.

Synonyms: search, quest

Antonyms: commend

Example Sentence:

I was sent to scout around for a place to park the camper.


2. TUSSLE (NOUN): (संघर्ष) a vigorous struggle or scuffle

Synonyms: skirmish, fight

Antonyms: harmony

Example Sentence:

There was a tussle for the ball.


3. DEEM (VERB): (समझना) regard or consider in a specified way

Synonyms: reckon, esteem

Antonyms: misjudge

Example Sentence:

The event was deemed a great success.


4HEFT (VERB): (वज़न) lift or carry (something heavy).

Synonyms: upheave, manhandle

Antonyms: put down

Example Sentence:

He lifted crates and hefted boxes.


5DEARTH (NOUN): (कमी) a scarcity or lack of something.

Synonyms: shortfall, paucity

Antonyms: surfeit

Example Sentence:

There is a dearth of evidence


6BELEAGUER (VERB): (घेर लेना) put in a very difficult situation.

Synonyms: troubled, engulph

Antonyms: emancipate

Example Sentence:

The board is supporting the beleaguered director.


7FERVOUR (NOUN): (जोश) intense and passionate feeling.

Synonyms: ardour, emotion

Antonyms: apathy

Example Sentence:

He talked with all the fervour of a new convert.


8STIMULUS (NOUN): (प्रोत्साहन) boost

Synonyms: spur, prompt

Antonyms: deterrent

Example Sentence:

If the tax were abolished, it would act as a stimulus to exports.


9ENVISAGE (VERB): to imagine or expect something in the future

Synonyms: foresee, predict

Antonyms: ignore

Example Sentence:

Things might be difficult for a while but I didn't envisage any radical changes.

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