The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th May 2022

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  1. Rebuttal (noun)

Meaning: a refutation or contradiction.  (खंडन)

Synonyms: refutation, denial, disproving

Antonyms: attestation, confirmation, corroboration

Sentence: The retrial is in the rebuttal phase.

  1. Stentorian (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person’s voice) loud and powerful. (बुलंद)

Synonyms: loud, booming, thundering

Antonyms: gentle, low, soft

Sentence: He introduced me to the staff with a stentorian announcement.

  1. Detractor (noun)

Meaning: a person who disparages someone or something. (आलोचक)

Synonyms: disparager, denigrator, deprecator

Antonyms: commender, praiser, comforter

Sentence: Even her detractors had to admit that she had made the company successful.

  1. Fretful (adj.)

Meaning: feeling or expressing distress or irritation. (चिड़चिड़ा)

Synonyms: distressed, upset, miserable

Antonyms: affable, companionable, cordial

Sentence: The child was tired and fretful.

  1. Thuggery (noun)

Meaning: violent behavior, especially of a criminal nature. (गुंडापन)

Synonyms: inhumanity, brutalities, bullying

Sentence: Elections have become long spells of organised thuggery.

  1. Humbug (verb)

Meaning: deceptive or false talk or behavior. (धोखा देना)

Synonyms: deceive, trick, delude

Antonyms: original, undeceive

Sentence: Yon can only humbug those who are not aware of your tricks.

  1. Jargon (noun)

Meaning: special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand. (शब्दजाल)

Synonyms: specialized language, technical language, slang

Sentence: Can you help me translate this legal jargon into plain English?

  1. Vantage (noun)

Meaning: a place or position affording a good view of something. (सहूलियत)

Synonyms: viewpoint, standpoint, stance

Antonyms: detriment, stranglehold

Sentence: The whole dispute looked silly from my vantage point.

  1. Sway (noun)

Meaning: the power to bring about a result on another (बोलबाला)

Synonyms: effect, impact, influence

Antonyms: impotence, impotency, powerlessness

Sentence: Under the sway of euphoria, she offered to take us all out to dinner in celebration of her new job.

  1. Symposium (noun)

Meaning: a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject. (संगोष्ठी)

Synonyms: assembly, conclave, congregation

Sentence: He had been taking part in an international symposium on population.

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