The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th December 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th December 2022

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 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Vie (verb)

Meaning: compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something. (स्पर्धा करना)

Synonyms: compete, contend, contest

Sentence: Several political parties vie with each other in pulling more votes for themselves.

  1. Verbatim (adv.)

Meaning: in exactly the same words as were used originally. (प्रतिशब्द)

Synonyms: word for word, exactly, identically

Antonyms: inaccurately, inexactly

Sentence: You can’t just copy the encyclopedia article verbatim for your report—that’s plagiarism.

  1. Resumption (noun)

Meaning: the action of beginning something again after a pause or interruption. (पुनरारंभ)

Synonyms: restart, recommencement, renewal

Antonyms: suspension, moratorium, abeyance

Sentence: Both countries are now hoping for a quick resumption of diplomatic relations.

  1. Retrofitted (verb)

Meaning: add (a component or accessory) to something that did not have it when manufactured. (पुनर्निर्मित)

Synonyms: reconstructed, reassembled, rebuilt

Antonyms: dismantled, disassembled

Sentence: They retrofitted the plane with improved seating.

  1. Perspicacious (adj.)

Meaning: having a ready insight into and understanding of things. (कुशाग्र बुद्धि)

Synonyms: discerning, shrewd, perceptive

Antonyms: foolish, idiotic, moronic

Sentence: He was perspicacious enough to realize that things were soon going to change.

  1. Puffery (noun)

Meaning: information released to the media that is designed to gain public attention or support for a person, business, or cause (प्रकाशन)

Synonyms: advertising, publicity, advertisement

Sentence: Using puffery to raise awareness of products is illegal.

  1. Vouchsafe (verb)

Meaning: give or grant (something) to (someone) in a gracious or condescending manner. (अनुदान करना)

Synonyms: grant, confer on, concede

Antonyms: hinder, impede, refuse

Sentence: He vouchsafed the information that the meeting had been postponed.

  1. Dissertation (noun)

Meaning: a long piece of writing about a particular subject that is done to earn an advanced degree at a university (निबंध)

Synonyms: thesis, essay, article

Sentence: Students can either do a dissertation or take part in a practical project.

  1. Fortuitous (adj.)

Meaning: happening by accident or chance rather than design. (आकस्मिक)

Synonyms: chance, unexpected, unanticipated

Antonyms: hapless, intentional, planned

Sentence: The similarity between the paintings may not be simply fortuitous.

  1. Detritus (noun)

Meaning: waste or debris of any kind. (बेकार)

Synonyms: debris, waste, rubble

Antonyms: trove, valuable

Sentence: Streets filled with rubble and detritus

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