The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th January 2022

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  1. 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.

  1. Obnoxious (adj.)

Meaning: extremely unpleasant. (अप्रिय)

Synonyms: unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty

Antonyms: acceptable, agreeable, alluring

Sentence: These fires produce really obnoxious fumes and smoke.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Heretofore (adv.)

Meaning: before now. (पहले)

Synonyms: hitherto, theretofore, yet

Antonyms: henceforth, henceforward, hereafter

Sentence: Diseases that heretofore were usually confined to rural areas.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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