The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Too Close for Comfort | 7 September

The Hindu Editorial Article of 7 September 2020 –Too close for comfort.

Imminent (adjective) आसन्न
Meaning:- about to happen.
Synonyms:- forthcoming, immediate
Antonyms:-avoidable, distant
Example:- From the very beginning of the session their overthrow was imminent.

Unprecedented (adjective) अभूतपूर्व
Meaning:- never done or known before.
Synonyms:- bizarre, extraordinary
Antonyms:-bad, common
Example:- It was the sensation of an unprecedented and incredible experience.

Reiterate (verb) बार बार दुहराना
Meaning:- say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
Synonyms:- echo, renew
Antonyms:-take back
Example:- Whatever you choose to call it, I reiterate you can expect good results.

Escalation (noun) वृद्धि
Meaning:- a rapid increase; a rise.
Synonyms:- acceleration, growth
Antonyms:-decrease, diminishment
Example:- It’s like an escalation in the arms race, and understandably, no one wants to disarm alone.

Troops (noun) सैनिकों
Meaning:- soldiers or armed forces.
Synonyms:- army, contingent
Antonyms:- individual, one
Example:- The troops moved in as good line as troops could move, at open files.

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Stark (adjective) कठोर
Meaning:- severe or bare in appearance or outline.
Synonyms:- simple, abrupt
Antonyms:-clothed, covered
Example:- Now, there was stark wonder in his eyes as he put the question.

Ceded (verb) सौंप दिया
Meaning:- give up (power or territory).
Synonyms:- capitulate, communicate
Antonyms:-fight, hold
Example:- Ceded to Great Britain in 1815 and given by her in 1864 to Greece.

Haul (verb) प्राप्त वस्तु
Meaning:- (of a person) pull or drag with effort or force.
Synonyms:- cargo, harvest
Example:- The scamps were in high spirits, seeming much pleased with their haul.

Counterpart (noun) समकक्ष
Meaning:- a person or thing that corresponds to or has the same function as another person or thing in a different place or situation.
Synonyms:- analogue, complement
Example:- She was the counterpart of her father; and Doctor Strong had been loved by other men.

Avert (verb) टालना
Meaning:- turn away (one’s eyes or thoughts).
Synonyms:- avoid, deter
Antonyms:-aid, allow
Example:- If they tremble down the fine-skinned cheek, let us avert our gaze.

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