The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th December 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th December 2022

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  1. Ignominy (noun)

Meaning: public shame or disgrace. (बदनामी)

Synonyms: shame, humiliation, embarrassment

Antonyms: esteem, honor, respect

Sentence: He feared the ignominy of being exposed as a spy.

  1. Longevity (noun)

Meaning: the time period during which something exists or lasts (समय सीमा)

Synonyms: life, life span, lifetime

Sentence: Certain species of tortoise are known for their extreme longevity.

  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. Dislodge (verb)

Meaning: knock or force out of position. (हटाना)

Synonyms: remove, move, shift

Antonyms: clamp, fix

Sentence: They needed a bulldozer to dislodge the rock.

  1. Tainting (verb)

Meaning: contaminate or pollute (something). (दूषित)

Synonyms: contaminate, pollute, befouling

Antonyms: decontaminating, purifying, filtering

Sentence: Smog has long tainted the air of the city, making it difficult to breathe.

  1. Blight (noun)

Meaning: something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing (बिगाड़ देना)

Synonyms: blemish, blotch, defect

Antonyms: adornment, decoration, embellishment

Sentence: The expanding urban sprawl is a blight on the countryside.

  1. Confederacies (noun)

Meaning: a league or alliance, especially of confederate states. (संघ)

Synonyms: federation, confederation, alliance

Sentence: The Italian confederacy known as the Lombard League.

  1. Haggle (verb)

Meaning: dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something. (सौदेबाज़ी करना)

Synonyms: barter, bargain, negotiate

Sentence: Ella taught her how to haggle with used furniture dealers.

  1. Coterie (noun)

Meaning: a small group of people with shared interests or tastes, especially one that is exclusive of other people. (मंडली)

Synonyms: bunch, circle, clan

Antonyms: individualist

Sentence: His loyal coterie of fans crowded the stage.

  1. Bicker (verb)

Meaning: argue about petty and trivial matters. (झगड़ना)

Synonyms: squabble, argue, quarrel

Antonyms: accept, agree, assent

Sentence: I wish you two would stop bickering.

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