The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th April 2022

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  1. Pecuniary (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or consisting of money. (धन-संबंधी)

Synonyms: financial, monetary, economic

Antonyms: nonfinancial

Sentence: She denies obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception.

  1. Enmeshed (verb)

Meaning: cause to become entangled in something. (जाल में फंसना)

Synonyms: entangle, ensnare, snare

Antonyms: disentangled, untangled, liberated

Sentence: The whales are caught by being enmeshed in nets.

  1. Commensurate (adj.)

Meaning: corresponding in size or degree; in proportion. (अनुरूप)

Synonyms: equivalent, equal, corresponding

Antonyms: disproportionate

Sentence: Six yards is commensurate with eighteen feet.

  1. Modicum (noun)

Meaning: a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something considered desirable or valuable. (अल्पांश)

Synonyms: little bit, a small amount, particle

Antonyms: abundance, bucket, bunch

Sentence: There’s not even a modicum of truth in her statement.

  1. Gratuitous (adj.)

Meaning: uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted. (ऐच्छिक)

Synonyms: unjustified, without reason, uncalled for

Antonyms: essential, indispensable, necessary

Sentence: There’s too much crime and gratuitous violence on TV.

  1. Gusto (noun)

Meaning: enjoyment or vigor in doing something; zest. (उत्साह)

Synonyms: enthusiasm, relish, appetite

Antonyms: lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness

Sentence: The orchestra played with a winning combination of gusto and precision.

  1. Vantage (noun)

Meaning: a place or position affording a good view of something. (सहूलियत)

Synonyms: viewpoint, standpoint, stance

Antonyms: detriment, stranglehold

Sentence: The whole dispute looked silly from my vantage point.

  1. Lambaste (verb)

Meaning: criticize (someone or something) harshly. (आलोचना करना)

Synonyms: criticize, castigate, chastise

Antonyms: acclaim, commend, compliment

Sentence: The professor lambasted me for my careless mistake.

  1. Symposium (noun)

Meaning: a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject. (संगोष्ठी)

Synonyms: assembly, conclave, congregation

Sentence: He had been taking part in an international symposium on population.

  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.

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