The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th February 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th February 2022

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  1. Lambaste (verb)

Meaning: criticize (someone or something) harshly. (आलोचना करना)

Synonyms: criticize, castigate, chastise

Antonyms: acclaim, commend, compliment

Sentence: The professor lambasted me for my careless mistake.

  1. Partisan (noun)

Meaning: a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person. (पक्षपातपूर्ण)

Synonyms: supporter, follower, adherent

Antonyms: impartial, neutral, nonpartisan

Sentence: British newspapers are highly partisan.

  1. Phalanx (noun)

Meaning: formal a large collection of people, animals, or things often placed close together (झुंड)

Synonyms: brigade, crew, platoon

Antonyms: individual, single

Sentence: A solid phalanx of armed guards stood in front of the castle.

  1. Proscription (noun)

Meaning: the action of forbidding something; banning. (बहिष्कार)

Synonyms: prohibition, prohibiting, forbidding

Antonyms: allowance, permission, sufferance

Sentence: The proscription against bicycles and skateboards is intended to make the plaza a more pedestrian-friendly place,

  1. Credulity (noun)

Meaning: a tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true. (भोलापन)

Synonyms: credulousness, naivety, gullibility

Antonyms: incredulity, skepticism

Sentence: The quack pushing the phony medicine was taking advantage of the credulity of people hoping for miracle cures,

  1. Demagogue (noun)

Meaning: a political leader who seeks support by appealing to the desires and prejudices of ordinary people rather than by using rational argument. (जनसमुदाय का नेता)

Synonyms: rabble-rouser, political agitator, agitator

Sentence: The Senator was a gifted demagogue, with particular skill in manipulating press and television.

  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. Unwitting (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) not aware of the full facts. (अनिच्छित)

Synonyms: unknowing, unconscious, unsuspecting

Antonyms: acquainted, aware, cognizant

Sentence: The two women claimed they were the unwitting victims of a drug dealer who planted a large quantity of heroin in their luggage.

  1. Masquerade (noun)

Meaning: a false show or pretense. (छद्मवेष)

Synonyms: pretense, deception, facade

Antonyms: candidness, candor

Sentence: His masquerade ended when he was arrested.

  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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