The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  12th July 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  12th July 2022

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  1. Travesty (noun)

Meaning: a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something. (हास्य जनक अनुकरण)

Synonyms: misrepresentation, distortion, perversion

Antonyms: applause, commendation

Sentence: The trial was a travesty of justice.

  1. Skirmish (noun)

Meaning: an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets. (झड़प)

Synonyms: fight, battle, clash

Sentence: The young soldier was killed in a skirmish with government troops.

  1. Exigency (noun)

Meaning: an urgent need or demand. (ज़रूरत)

Synonyms: need, demand, requirement

Sentence: Women worked long hours when the exigencies of the family economy demanded it.

  1. Redound (verb)

Meaning: contribute greatly to (a person’s credit or honor). (सहायता देना)

Synonyms: contribute to, result in, conduce to

Sentence: Her success will redound to the fame of the University.

  1. Precipitous (adj.)

Meaning: acting or done with excessive or careless speed (तेज़)

Synonyms: hurried, rapid, speedy

Antonyms: deliberate, unhurried, unrushed

Sentence: Soon he regretted his precipitous actions in international affairs.

  1. Astuteness (noun)

Meaning: exceptional discernment and judgment especially in practical matters (चालबाज़ी)

Synonyms: shrewdness, acumen, sagaciousness

Antonyms: stupidity, vacuity, witlessness

Sentence: He was a political observer renowned for her astuteness.

  1. Evanescent (adj.)

Meaning: soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. (क्षणभंगुर)

Synonyms: vanishing, fading, fleeting

Antonyms: endless, eternal, everlasting

Sentence: Talk is evanescent but the writing leaves footprints.

  1. Conflate (verb)

Meaning: combine (two or more texts, ideas, etc.) into one. (मिलाना)

Synonyms: add, admix, combine

Antonyms: break down, separate, unmix

Sentence: The results of the two experiments were conflated.

  1. Capitulate (verb)

Meaning: cease to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand; surrender. (हथियार डाल देना)

Synonyms: surrender, give in, concede defeat

Antonyms: endure, stand

Sentence: The enemy was warned to capitulate or face annihilation.

  1. Antagonism (noun)

Meaning: active hostility or opposition. (विरोध)

Synonyms: hostility, friction, enmity

Antonyms: friendship, goodwill, amity

Sentence: The antagonism he felt towards his old enemy was still very strong.

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