The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th March 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th March 2022

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  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.

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