The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Quantum not a Solace | 1 September

The Hindu Editorial Article of 1 September 2020 – Quantum not a Solace.

Quantum (noun) हिस्सा
Meaning:- a required or allowed amount, especially an amount of money legally payable in damages.
Synonyms:- amount, measure
Antonyms:- part, whole
Example:- In respect to foreigners the only guide is that of “quantum meruit.”

Solace (noun) सांत्वना
Meaning:- comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness.
Synonyms:- condolence, consolation
Antonyms:- discord, disharmony
Example:- You will find in this draught a solace for all your troubles.

Stature (noun) महानता
Meaning:- importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement.
Synonyms:- ability, cachet
Antonyms:- impotence, inability
Example:- He was somewhat beneath my stature, but formed with perfect delicacy.

Imposing (adjective) भव्य
Meaning:- grand and impressive in appearance.
Synonyms:- commanding, grand
Antonyms:- bad, common
Example:- He did not believe in imposing an uncompensated burden upon any man.

Debarred (verb) वंचित
Meaning:- exclude or prohibit (someone) officially from doing something.
Synonyms:- blackball, deny
Antonyms:- accept, admit
Example:- What has she done to debar her from fulfilling the mission which is appointed for every woman?

Bared (verb) वकालत का पेशा
Meaning:- uncover (a part of the body or other thing) and expose it to view.
Synonyms:- divulge, expose
Antonyms:- conceal, cover
Example:-“Her face has been bared to a thousand eyes and more,” he cried.

Predecessors (noun) पूर्वाधिकारी
Meaning:- a thing that has been followed or replaced by another.
Synonyms:- ancestor, forebear
Antonyms:- derivative, descendant
Example:- Our ancient Hebrew predecessors understood God in their own way.

Insinuations (noun) संकेत करना
Meaning:- an unpleasant hint or suggestion of something bad.
Synonyms:- innuendo, hint
Example:- Again that distasteful expression fraught with distrust and insinuation.

Unpalatable (adjective) अरुचिकर
Meaning:- difficult to put up with or accept.
Synonyms:- disagreeable, distasteful
Antonyms:- agreeable, pleasant
Example:- God has given her unpalatable truths to speak, and she must speak them.

Quietus (noun) छुटकारा
Meaning:- something that has a calming or soothing effect.
Synonyms:- clincher, overthrow
Example:- It was in the second of those rooms that I nearly got my quietus.

Conscience (noun) विवेक
Meaning:- a person’s moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one’s behaviour.
Synonyms:- shame, censor
Antonyms:- immorality
Example:- Here stands its Government, aware of its might but obedient to its conscience.

Magnanimity (noun) उदारता
Meaning:- the fact or condition of being magnanimous; generosity.
Synonyms:- chivalry, philanthropy
Antonyms:- meanness, selfishness
Example:- The state’s magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.

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Sustenance (noun) सहारा
Meaning:- the maintaining of someone or something in life or existence.
Synonyms:- livelihood, nourishment
Antonyms:- deprivation, starvation
Example:- How can I turn to another for the sustenance which you alone can give?

Aggravates (verb) क्रोधित करना
Meaning:- make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious.
Synonyms:- bother, irritate
Antonyms:- aid, delight
Example:- It aggravates the disease, in order to bring it to a crisis.

Marshalled (verb) सुव्यवस्थित करना
Meaning:- correctly position or arrange (rolling stock).
Synonyms:- assemble, mobilize
Antonyms:- confuse, disarrange
Example:- The necessary papers were made out and given to the Marshal.

Embroiled (verb) घपला
Meaning:- involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation.
Synonyms:- enmesh, ensnare, entangle
Antonyms:- exclude, free
Example:- Nearly all his life he was embroiled in controversy of one sort or another.

Fated (verb) नसीब
Meaning:- be destined to happen, turn out, or act in a particular way.
Synonyms:- destined, doomed
Example:- I suppose that these things may be regarded as fated,—and I think that they are well.

Contemnor (noun)
Meaning:- A person or entity who is guilty of contempt before a judicial or legislative body.

Purges (verb) शुद्ध करना
Meaning:- rid (someone or something) of an unwanted quality, condition, or feeling.
Synonyms:- coup, evacuation, expulsion
Antonyms:- dirtying, holding
Example:- To purge away the crime appears to him in the light of a duty, whoever may be the criminal.

Inevitable (adjective) अपरिहार्य
Meaning:- certain to happen; unavoidable.
Synonyms:- imminent, impending, inescapable
Antonyms:- avoidable, distant
Example:- We are not, as some would have us believe, doomed to an inevitable decline.

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