The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 11th February 2022
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- 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.
- 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.
- Avidity (noun)
Meaning: extreme eagerness or enthusiasm. (उत्कट इच्छा)
Synonyms: enthusiasm, keenness, eagerness
Antonyms: apathy, indifference
Sentence: He read detective stories with avidity.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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