The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th January 2022

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  1. Xenophobes (noun)

Meaning: a person having a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries. (ज़ेनोफ़ोब्स)

Synonyms: antiforeign, anti-immigrant, nativist

Antonyms: internationalist

Sentence: They say they are being unfairly typecast as xenophobes and racists.

  1. Renegade (noun)

Meaning: a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles. (पाखण्डी)

Synonyms: traitor, defector, deserter

Antonyms: loyalist, adherent, disciple

Sentence: A band of renegades who had deserted their infantry units and were making their way to Mexico.

  1. Quagmire (noun)

Meaning: a soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot. (दलदल)

Synonyms: swamp, morass, bog

Sentence: Torrential rain turned the building site into a quagmire.

  1. Prattling (verb)

Meaning: talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way. (बकवास)

Synonyms: chatter, babble, prate

Antonyms: articulating, enunciating

Sentence: The villagers are prattling on about the village gossip.

  1. Periphery (noun)

Meaning: the outer limits or edge of an area or object. (उपनगर)

Synonyms: margin, fringe, boundary

Antonyms: inner, inside, interior

Sentence: Houses have been built on the periphery of the factory site.

  1. Impermanence (noun)

Meaning: the state or fact of lasting for only a limited period of time. (अनस्थिरता)

Synonyms: ephemerality, evanescence, fleetingness

Antonyms: endurance, permanence, permanency

Sentence: Change, impermanence is characteristic of life.

  1. Annulment (noun)

Meaning: the act of annulling something. (रद्द करना)

Synonyms: invalidation, nullification, voiding

Antonyms: enactment, legislation, establishment

Sentence: Continued absence of one party may also justify annulment.

  1. Deplore (verb)

Meaning: feel or express strong disapproval of (something). (विलाप करना)

Synonyms: abhor, be shocked by, be offended by

Antonyms: delight, exult, enjoy

Sentence: We deeply deplore the loss of life.

  1. Altercate (verb)

Meaning: dispute or argue noisily and publicly. (विवाद करना)

Synonyms: argue, argufy, bicker

Antonyms: accept, agree, assent

Sentence: Don’t altercate over such trivia.

  1. Ecstatic (adj.)

Meaning: feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement. (उन्मादपूर्ण)

Synonyms: enraptured, elated, transported

Antonyms: depressed, dejected, despondent

Sentence: Sally was ecstatic about her new job.

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