The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 15th March 2022
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- Avert (verb)
Meaning: prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence). (टालना)
Synonyms: prevent, stop, avoid
Antonyms: allow, permit
Sentence: He managed to avert the closure of the factory.
- Ovation (noun)
Meaning: a sustained and enthusiastic show of appreciation from an audience, especially by means of applause. (वाहवाही)
Synonyms: applause, handclapping, clapping
Antonyms: booing, hissing, taunt
Sentence: He received the longest ovation of the evening.
- Addendum (noun)
Meaning: an item of additional material, typically omissions, added at the end of a book or other publication. (परिशिष्ट)
Synonyms: appendix, codicil, postscript
Antonyms: introduction, preface, prologue
Sentence: I follow this letter with the addendum duly signed for your attention.
- Execrable (adj.)
Meaning: extremely bad or unpleasant. (भद्दा)
Synonyms: appalling, awful, dreadful
Antonyms: excellent, fine, wonderful
Sentence: He stood at the desk, laboring in his execrable handwriting.
- Debauchery (noun)
Meaning: excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures. (ऐयाशी)
Synonyms: dissipation, dissoluteness, degeneracy
Antonyms: abstinence, asceticism, sobriety
Sentence: These people rolled in wealth and rioted in debauchery.
- Sullen (adj.)
Meaning: bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy. (उदास)
Synonyms: surly, sulky, pouting
Antonyms: cheerful, cheery, gladsome
Sentence: Bill sat in sullen silence and refused to eat his lunch.
- Solitude (noun)
Meaning: the state or situation of being alone. (अकेलापन)
Synonyms: loneliness, solitariness, remoteness
Antonyms: camaraderie, companionship, company
Sentence: She savored her few hours of freedom and solitude.
- Trove (noun)
Meaning: a store of valuable or delightful things. (भंडार)
Synonyms: assortment, treasure, assemble
Antonyms: ragbag, clutter
Sentence: The dictionary is a vast treasure trove of information.
- Vacillate (verb)
Meaning: alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive. (संदेह करना)
Synonyms: dither, be indecisive, be irresolute
Antonyms: decide, budge
Sentence: We cannot vacillate on the question of the party’s leadership.
- 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.
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