The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 12th January 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 12th January 2023

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  1. Salvage (noun)

Meaning: the rescue of a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo from loss at sea. (उबार)

Synonyms: rescue, saving, recovery

Antonyms: sinking, endanger

Sentence: Salvage of the wreck was made difficult by bad weather.

  1. Slander (verb)

Meaning: make false and damaging statements about (someone). (झूठी निंदा करना)

Synonyms: defame, insult, libel

Antonyms: glorify, honor, praise

Sentence: They were accused of slandering the head of state.

  1. Parlance (noun)

Meaning: a particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest. (बोल-चाल)

Synonyms: jargon, language, phraseology

Sentence: In military parlance, this is known as a fast retreat.

  1. Trove (noun)

Meaning: a store of valuable or delightful things. (भंडार)

Synonyms: assortment, treasure, assemble

Antonyms: ragbag, clutter

Sentence: The dictionary is a vast treasure trove of information.

  1. Retorted (verb)

Meaning: say something in answer to a remark or accusation, typically in a sharp, angry, or wittily incisive manner. (जवाब देना)

Synonyms: answer, reply, respond

Antonyms: asked, inquired, questioned

Sentence: When told she couldn’t have it, she retorted, “Fine, I didn’t want it anyway!”

  1. Outpace (verb)

Meaning: go, rise, or improve faster than. (आगे बढ़ना)

Synonyms: outrun, outstrip, overtake

Antonyms: decelerate, slow

Sentence: Population growth has continued to outpace job growth for the last several decades.

  1. Bustling (adj.)

Meaning: (of a place) full of activity. (हलचल)

Synonyms: busy, crowded, swarming

Antonyms: idle, inactive, unbusy

Sentence: The sidewalks are bustling with people.

  1. Obduracy (noun)

Meaning: a steadfast adherence to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion (हठ)

Synonyms: obdurateness, obstinacy, stubbornness

Antonyms: broad-mindedness, open-mindedness, reasonability

Sentence: His error was sheer obduracy in refusing to admit a mistake.

  1. Rapprochement (noun)

Meaning: (especially in international relations) an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations. (मेल-मिलाप)

Synonyms: reconciliation, fellowship, rapport

Antonyms: alienation, disaffection, disgruntlement

Sentence: I hope for a rapprochement between our two countries.

  1. Superfluity (noun)

Meaning: an unnecessarily or excessively large amount or a number of something. (आधिक्य)

Synonyms: surplus, excess, overabundance

Antonyms: deficiency, dearth, insufficiency

Sentence: The city has a superfluity of five-star hotels.

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