The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th February 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th February 2022

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  1. Decimation (noun)

Meaning: the state or fact of being rendered non-existent (बरबादी)

Synonyms: annihilation, demolishment, demolition

Antonyms: building, construction, protection

Sentence: The virtual decimation of the coastal town was caused by the hurricane.

  1. Vitriol (noun)

Meaning: biting sharpness of feeling or expression (व्यंग्य)

Synonyms: acridity, acridness, acrimony

Antonyms: civility, cordiality, courtesy

Sentence: His attack on the government was pure vitriol.

  1. Avidity (noun)

Meaning: extreme eagerness or enthusiasm. (उत्कट इच्छा)

Synonyms: enthusiasm, keenness, eagerness

Antonyms: apathy, indifference

Sentence: He read detective stories with avidity.

  1. Crumbs (noun)

Meaning: a very small amount of something. (टुकड़ा)

Synonyms: fragment, bit, morsel

Antonyms: abundances, barrels, boatloads

Sentence: A neglected dog who is desperate for any crumb of affection he might get from strangers.

  1. Gusto (noun)

Meaning: enjoyment or vigor in doing something; zest. (उत्साह)

Synonyms: enthusiasm, relish, appetite

Antonyms: lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness

Sentence: The orchestra played with a winning combination of gusto and precision.

  1. Desperation (noun)

Meaning: a state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behavior. (निराशा)

Synonyms: hopelessness, despair, distress

Antonyms: hope, hopefulness, cheer

Sentence: She resorted to stealing food out of desperation.

  1. Drape (verb)

Meaning: to make more attractive by adding something that is beautiful or becoming (सजाना)

Synonyms: adorn, array, beautify

Antonyms: blemish, deface, disfigure

Sentence: The town hall was draped in bunting for the annual Fourth of July festivities.

  1. Connivance (noun)

Meaning: willingness to secretly allow or be involved in wrongdoing, especially an immoral or illegal activity. (मिलीभगत)

Synonyms: collusion, complicity, collaboration

Sentence: He tried to bribe the police into connivance.

  1. Impermanence (noun)

Meaning: the state or fact of lasting for only a limited period of time. (अनस्थिरता)

Synonyms: ephemerality, evanescence, fleetingness

Antonyms: endurance, permanence, permanency

Sentence: Change, impermanence is characteristic of life.

  1. Gravest (adj.)

Meaning: giving cause for alarm; serious. (सबसे गंभीर)

Synonyms: serious, important, profound

Antonyms: light, unserious, frivolous

Sentence: That is the gravest problem of all.

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