The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th February 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th February 2022

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Pseudonymous (adj.)

Meaning: writing or written under a false name. (उपनाम से लिखनेवाला)

Synonyms: misnomers, pseudonyms

Sentence: He was the pseudonymous author.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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