The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th May 2022

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  1. Advent (noun)

Meaning: the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. (आगमन)

Synonyms: arrival, appearance, emergence

Antonyms: departing, departure, disappearance

Sentence: Since the advent of jet aircraft, travel has been speeded up.

  1. looming (verb)

Meaning: appear as a shadowy form, especially one that is large or threatening. (उभरते)

Synonyms: emerge, appear

Antonyms: abating, declining

Sentence: Rain clouds were looming on the horizon.

  1. Unenviable (adj.)

Meaning: difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant. (अवांछनीय)

Synonyms: disagreeable, unpleasant, undesirable

Antonyms: charming, enchanting, fascinating

Sentence: Cooper had the unenviable job of announcing the redundancies.

  1. Riveting (adj.)

Meaning: completely engrossing; compelling. (दिलचस्प)

Synonyms: enthralling, fascinating, gripping

Antonyms: boring, drab, dull

Sentence: His story makes riveting listening.

  1. Acuity (noun)

Meaning: sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing. (तीक्ष्णता)

Synonyms: acuteness, delicacy, keenness

Sentence: A motorist needs good visual acuity.

  1. Dereliction (noun)

Meaning: The state of having been abandoned and become dilapidated. (कर्तव्य का त्याग)

Synonyms: dilapidation, disrepair, decrepitude

Antonyms: reclamation, recoupment, repossession

Sentence: He pleaded guilty to willful dereliction of duty.

  1. Floundering (verb)

Meaning: struggle or stagger helplessly or clumsily in water or mud. (लड़खड़ाना)

Synonyms: barging, clumping, flogging

Antonyms: coasting, gliding, sliding

Sentence: People were floundering about in the water, shouting and screaming.

  1. Fallible (adj.)

Meaning: capable of making mistakes or being erroneous. (दोषक्षम)

Synonyms: error-prone, erring, errant

Antonyms: faultless, flawless, impeccable

Sentence: This method is more fallible than most because it depends on careful and accurate timing.

  1. Effete (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) affected, overrefined, and ineffectual. (अशक्त)

Synonyms: affected, over-refined, ineffectual

Antonyms: undecadent, determined, mettlesome

Sentence: People said the aristocracy was effete.

  1. Repudiated (verb)

Meaning: refuse to accept or be associated with. (को अस्वीकार नहीं किया)

Synonyms: reject, renounce, abandon

Antonyms: accepted, adopted, embraced

Sentence: Socialism had been repudiated at the polls.

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