The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th June 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th June 2022

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  1. Lambaste (verb)

Meaning: criticize (someone or something) harshly. (आलोचना करना)

Synonyms: criticize, castigate, chastise

Antonyms: acclaim, commend, compliment

Sentence: The professor lambasted me for my careless mistake.

  1. Symposium (noun)

Meaning: a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject. (संगोष्ठी)

Synonyms: assembly, conclave, congregation

Sentence: He had been taking part in an international symposium on population.

  1. Ethnicity (noun)

Meaning: the fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition. (जातीयता)

Synonyms: clan, nation

Sentence: Ethnicity has a strong influence on community status relations.

  1. Abnegation (noun)

Meaning: the act of renouncing or rejecting something. (अस्वीकार)

Synonyms: renunciation, rejection, refusal

Antonyms: indulgence, self-indulgence, acceptance

Sentence: The couple’s sudden abnegation of life in the fast lane for work as missionaries stunned everyone.

  1. Insurrection (noun)

Meaning: a violent uprising against an authority or government. (विद्रोह)

Synonyms: rebellion, revolt, uprising

Antonyms: law, peace, order

Sentence: The insurrection was savagely put down.

  1. Dour (adj.)

Meaning: relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance. (कठोर)

Synonyms: stern, unsmiling, unfriendly

Antonyms: benign, friendly, gentle

Sentence: No wonder he looked so dour.

  1. Thronged (verb)

Meaning: (of a crowd) fill or be present in (a place or area). (भीड़)

Synonyms: mob, jostle, pack (into)

Sentence: Fans thronged the field to celebrate the win.

  1. Cordoned (verb)

Meaning: prevent access to or from an area or building by surrounding it with police or other guards. (घेराबंदी कर दी)

Synonyms: close off, seal off, tape off

Sentence: Police cordoned off part of the city centre.

  1. Tantamount (adj.)

Meaning: equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as. (समान)

Synonyms: equivalent to, equal to, amounting to

Antonyms: disparate, distinct, distinguishable

Sentence: This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war.

  1. Ticklish (adj.)

Meaning: (of a situation or problem) difficult to deal with; requiring careful handling. (मुश्किल)

Synonyms: problematic, tricky, delicate

Antonyms: easy, simple, uncomplicated

Sentence: Handling awkward neighbours can be a ticklish business.

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