The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 18th February 2022
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- Hullabaloo (noun)
Meaning: a commotion; a fuss. (कोलाहल)
Synonyms: commotion, uproar, hubbub
Antonyms: silence, quiet, calm
Sentence: There was a huge hullabaloo when the book was first published.
- Ethnicity (noun)
Meaning: the fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition. (जातीयता)
Synonyms: clan, nation
Sentence: Ethnicity has a strong influence on community status relations.
- Pseudonymous (adj.)
Meaning: writing or written under a false name. (उपनाम से लिखनेवाला)
Synonyms: misnomers, pseudonyms
Sentence: He was the pseudonymous author.
- Pejorative (adj.)
Meaning: expressing contempt or disapproval. (अपमानजनक)
Synonyms: disparaging, derogatory, denigratory
Antonyms: commendatory, complimentary, laudative
Sentence: Permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term.
- Encumber (verb)
Meaning: restrict or burden (someone or something) in such a way that free action or movement is difficult. (उलझाना)
Synonyms: hamper, hinder, obstruct
Antonyms: aid, assist, facilitate
Sentence: I don’t want to encumber myself with unnecessary luggage.
- Abnegation (noun)
Meaning: the act of renouncing or rejecting something. (अस्वीकार)
Synonyms: renunciation, rejection, refusal
Antonyms: indulgence, self-indulgence, acceptance
Sentence: The couple’s sudden abnegation of life in the fast lane for work as missionaries stunned everyone.
- Subservience (noun)
Meaning: willingness to obey others unquestioningly. (अधीनता)
Synonyms: obsequiousness, servility, slavishness
Antonyms: defiance, disobedience, intractability
Sentence: Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.
- Flippant (adj.)
Meaning: not showing a serious or respectful attitude. (क्षुद्र)
Synonyms: frivolous, superficial, shallow
Antonyms: earnest, sincere
Sentence: You shouldn’t be flippant about such things.
- Decrying (verb)
Meaning: publicly denounce. (निंदा)
Synonyms: denounce, condemn, criticize
Antonyms: acclaiming, applauding, praising
Sentence: The prophets weren’t decrying the ritual of the temple.
- Insurrection (noun)
Meaning: a violent uprising against an authority or government. (विद्रोह)
Synonyms: rebellion, revolt, uprising
Antonyms: law, peace, order
Sentence: The insurrection was savagely put down.
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