The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th June 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th June 2022

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  1. Pessimism (noun)

Meaning: a tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen; a lack of hope or confidence in the future. (निराशावाद)

Synonyms: defeatism, negativity, cynicism

Antonyms: optimism, cheer, hopefulness

Sentence: The dispute cast an air of deep pessimism over the future of the peace talks.

  1. Dichotomy (noun)

Meaning: a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different. (विरोधाभास)

Synonyms: division, separation, split

Sentence: There is a dichotomy between the academic world and the industrial world.

  1. Skimped (verb)

Meaning: expend or use less time, money, or material on something than is necessary in an attempt to economize. (कंजूसी करना)

Synonyms: stint on, scrimp on, economize on

Antonyms: wasted, lavished, misspent

Sentence: we must skimp and save if we are going to afford a vacation this summer

  1. Ingenuity (adj.)

Meaning: the quality of being clever, original, and inventive. (सरलता)

Synonyms: inventiveness, creativity, imagination

Antonyms: dryness, dullness

Sentence: We are looking for someone with ingenuity and imagination.

  1. Knack (noun)

Meaning: an acquired or natural skill at performing a task. (आदत)

Synonyms: aptitude, aptness, skill

Antonyms: inability, incapacity

Sentence: He has a knack for saying the wrong thing.

  1. Sly (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a cunning and deceitful nature. (धूर्त)

Synonyms: cunning, crafty, clever

Antonyms: guileless, ingenuous, innocent

Sentence: People consider foxes as clever but sly animals.

  1. Conscientious (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) wishing to do what is right, especially to do one’s work or duty well and thoroughly. (ईमानदार)

Synonyms: diligent, industrious, punctilious

Antonyms: cutthroat, dishonest, immoral

Sentence: We are generally very conscientious about our work.

  1. Perversity (noun)

Meaning: a deliberate desire to behave in an unreasonable or unacceptable way; contrariness. (प्रतिकूलता)

Synonyms: contrariness, perverseness, awkwardness

Antonyms: amiability, serenity

Sentence: She’s marrying him out of sheer perversity.

  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. 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.

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