The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 18th January 2022
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- Deferral (noun)
Meaning: a postponement of an action or event. (स्थगन)
Synonyms: deferment, postponement, delay
Antonyms: dispatch, promptitude, promptness
Sentence: They agreed to a deferral of industrial action.
- Obnoxious (adj.)
Meaning: extremely unpleasant. (अप्रिय)
Synonyms: unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty
Antonyms: acceptable, agreeable, alluring
Sentence: These fires produce really obnoxious fumes and smoke.
- Deceive (verb)
Meaning: (of a person) causes (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage. (धोखा देना)
Synonyms: swindle, defraud, cheat
Antonyms: undeceive, debunk, expose
Sentence: He went to great lengths to deceive his family about the nature of his new job at the mall.
- Inundation (noun)
Meaning: a great flow of water or of something that overwhelms (सैलाब)
Synonyms: overflow, deluge, torrent
Antonyms: drought, dribble, drip
Sentence: The family’s shed was washed away in the last inundation.
- Discrepancy (noun)
Meaning: a lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts. (विसंगति)
Synonyms: inconsistency, difference, disparity
Antonyms: alikeness, similarity, analogy
Sentence: The discrepancy of the calculations of my bill by the hotel and myself was a matter of concern.
- Heretofore (adv.)
Meaning: before now. (पहले)
Synonyms: hitherto, theretofore, yet
Antonyms: henceforth, henceforward, hereafter
Sentence: Diseases that heretofore were usually confined to rural areas.
- Enthuse (verb)
Meaning: say something that expresses one’s eager enjoyment, interest, or approval. (अति उत्साहित करना)
Synonyms: rave, be enthusiastic, gush
Sentence: A good retailer will enthuse his stock and tempt you to try new foods.
- Biddable (adj.)
Meaning: meekly ready to accept and follow instructions. (आज्ञाकारी)
Synonyms: obedient, tractable, amenable
Antonyms: contumacious, defiant, disobedient
Sentence: Kate was the most biddable of daughters.
- Grievous (adj.)
Meaning: (of something bad) very severe or serious. (क्षतिकर)
Synonyms: serious, severe, grave
Antonyms: gratifying, pleasing, comfortable
Sentence: The loss of his father was a grievous blow.
- Pretense (noun)
Meaning: an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true. (दिखावा)
Synonyms: make-believe, act, faking
Antonyms: demureness, sincerity
Sentence: I’m just astounded by you and your pretense.
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