The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th December 2021

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  1. Decadence (noun)

Meaning: moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury. (पतन)

Synonyms: dissipation, dissoluteness, degeneracy

Antonyms: ascent, rise, morality

Sentence: The decadence of morals is bad for a nation.

  1. Unscathed (adj.)

Meaning: without suffering any injury, damage, or harm.

Synonyms: unharmed, unhurt, uninjured

Antonyms: damaged, harmed, hurt

Sentence: He escaped unscathed from the accident.

  1. Assortment (noun)

Meaning: a miscellaneous collection of things or people. (वर्गीकरण)

Synonyms: mixture, variety, array

Antonyms: likeness, sameness, similarity

Sentence: The room was filled with an assortment of clothes.

  1. Unequaled (adj.)

Meaning: superior to all others in performance or extent. (अप्रतिम)

Synonyms: unbeaten, unmatched, matchless

Antonyms: inferior, lesser, common

Sentence: His power as a popular street-corner orator was probably unequaled in that generation

  1. Relinquished (verb)

Meaning: voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up. (त्याग कर दिया)

Synonyms: renounce, give up, part with

Antonyms: kept, retained, withheld

Sentence: He relinquished his managerial role to become chief executive.

  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. Iniquitous (adj.)

Meaning: grossly unfair and morally wrong. (अन्यायी)

Synonyms: wicked, sinful, evil

Antonyms: decent, ethical, good

Sentence: Have you seen this bill? It’s iniquitous!

  1. Scurrilous (adj.)

Meaning: making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation. (मिथ्या)

Synonyms: abusive, vituperative, derogatory

Antonyms: respectful, polite, gracious

Sentence: He wrote a scurrilous piece about me in the local press.

  1. Putrefy (verb)

Meaning: (of a body or other organic matter) decay or rot and produce a fetid smell. (सड़ना)

Synonyms: decay, rot, decompose

Antonyms: develop, grow, mature

Sentence: The body was beginning to putrefy.

  1. Unflinching (adj.)

Meaning: not showing fear or hesitation in the face of danger or difficulty. (बेहिचक)

Synonyms: resolute, determined, single-minded

Antonyms: slackening, impotent, invertebrate

Sentence: He has shown unflinching determination throughout the campaign.

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