The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th February 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th February 2023

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  1. Fickle (adj.)

Meaning: changing frequently, especially as regards one’s loyalties, interests, or affection. (अस्थिर)

Synonyms: capricious, changeable, variable

Antonyms: constant, certain, unchanging

Sentence: Fortune is fickle.

  1. Ruction (noun)

Meaning: a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people (झगड़ा)

Synonyms: brawl, clash, ruckus

Antonyms: peace, hush, tranquillity

Sentence: The announcement caused serious ructions.

  1. Contour (noun)

Meaning: an outline, especially one representing or bounding the shape or form of something.  (परिरेखा)

Synonyms: outline, shape, lines

Sentence: The contour of the Atlantic coast of America is very irregular.

  1. Peregrination (noun)

Meaning: a journey, especially a long or meandering one. (सफ़र)

Synonyms: travels, voyages, journey

Sentence: His peregrinations took him to India.

  1. Smattering (noun)

Meaning: a slight superficial knowledge of a language or subject. (ऊपरी ज्ञान)

Synonyms: handful, few

Sentence: Edward had only a smattering of Spanish.

  1. Contravene (verb)

Meaning: violate the prohibition or order of (a law, treaty, or code of conduct). (अवहेलना करना)

Synonyms: break, breach, defy

Antonyms: obey, follow, comply with

Sentence: Because your actions contravene school policy, you’re being suspended for ten days.

  1. Eleventh hour (noun)

Meaning: the latest possible time (अंतिम क्षण)

Synonyms: last minute, zero-hour, last moment

Sentence: He postponed his trip at the eleventh hour.

  1. Guile (noun)

Meaning: the inclination or practice of misleading others through lies or trickery (छल)

Synonyms: deception, cunning, slyness

Antonyms: sincerity, guilelessness, ingenuousness

Sentence: With a little guile he might get what he wanted.

  1. Botch (verb)

Meaning: carry out (a task) badly or carelessly (ढिलाई से काम करना)

Synonyms: bungle, do badly, do clumsily

Antonyms: sort out, achieve, correct

Sentence: Don’t botch up my car this time.

  1. Virtuosity (noun)

Meaning: great skill in music or another artistic pursuit. (कलाप्रवीण)

Synonyms: mastery, expertise, proficiency

Antonyms: incompetency, unfamiliarity

Sentence: At that time, his virtuosity on the trumpet had no parallel in jazz.

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