The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  10th December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  10th December 2021

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  1. Prescient (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing knowledge of events before they take place. (पूर्वज्ञान रखनेवाला)

Synonyms: prophetic, predictive, visionary

Antonyms: careless, heedless, incautious


  1. Ominous (adj.)

Meaning: giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious. (अमंगल)

Synonyms: threatening, menacing, baleful

Antonyms: unthreatening, auspicious, benign

Sentence: There was an ominous silence at the other end of the phone.

  1. Counseled (verb)

Meaning: give advice to (someone). (सलाह दी)

Synonyms: advised, confabbed, confabulated

Sentence: He was counseled by his supporters to return to Germany.

  1. Fastidious (adj.)

Meaning: very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail. (दुराराध्य)

Synonyms: scrupulous, punctilious, assiduous

Antonyms: undemanding, unfastidious, unfussy

Sentence: Everything was planned in fastidious detail.

  1. Skedaddle (verb)

Meaning: depart quickly or hurriedly; run away. (भागना)

Synonyms: run away, flee, run off

Antonyms: beard, brave, confront

Sentence: When he saw us, he skedaddled.

  1. Laxity (noun)

Meaning: lack of strictness or care. (बेपरवाही)

Synonyms: carelessness, heedlessness, inadvertence

Antonyms: tightness, compliance, care

Sentence: The newspapers accused local police of laxity in dealing with gamblers.

  1. Provisos (noun)

Meaning: a condition attached to an agreement. (प्रावधानों)

Synonyms: condition, stipulation, provision

Sentence: He left his unborn grandchild a trust fund with the proviso that he be named after the old man.

  1. Adoration (adj.)

Meaning: deep love and respect. (आराधना)

Synonyms: love, devotion, worship

Antonyms: condemnation, disapproval, disdain

Sentence: He gazed at her with pure adoration.

  1. Stymie (verb)

Meaning: create difficulties for (someone or something), resulting in delay or obstruction. (रोकना)

Synonyms: impede, interfere with, hamper

Antonyms: aid, assist, facilitate

Sentence: Financial difficulties have stymied the company’s growth.

  1. Rebuts (verb)

Meaning: claim or prove that (evidence or an accusation) is false. (खंडन)

Synonyms: deny, negate, deflate

Antonyms: allow, agree, abet

Sentence: He had to rebut charges of acting for the convenience of his political friends.

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