The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th January 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th January 2023

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  1. Sycophancy (noun)

Meaning: obsequious behavior toward someone important in order to gain advantage. (हाँ में हाँ मिलाना)

Synonyms: fawning, flattery, obsequiousness

Antonyms: bad-mouthing, belittlement

Sentence: Sycophancy was the device of the least trustworthy.

  1. Disposition (noun)

Meaning: a person’s inherent qualities of mind and character. (स्वभाव)

Synonyms: nature, character, mentality

Sentence: Your sunny disposition has a way of rubbing off on those around you.

  1. Deterring (verb)

Meaning: discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences. (डराकर रोकना)

Synonyms: discourage, dissuade, scare off

Antonyms: encouraging, persuading

Sentence: High prices are deterring many young people from buying houses.

  1. Demean (verb)

Meaning: cause a severe loss in the dignity of and respect for (someone or something) (नीचा दिखाना)

Synonyms: shaming, debase, degrade

Antonyms: uplift, ennoble, elevate

Sentence: Don’t demean yourself by telling such obvious lies.

  1. Haywire (adj.)

Meaning: erratic; out of control. (उत्तेजित)

Synonyms: out of order, erratic, faulty

Antonyms: in order, under control

Sentence: After that, things started to go haywire.

  1. Dovetailing (verb)

Meaning: to be in agreement on every point (सहमत होना)

Synonyms: according, agreeing

Antonyms: differing, disagreeing

Sentence: The Union and the Confederate accounts of the battle don’t dovetail at all.

  1. Temerity (noun)

Meaning: excessive confidence or boldness; audacity. (उतावलापन)

Synonyms: audacity, boldness, audaciousness

Antonyms: bashfulness, diffidence, hesitancy

Sentence: He had the temerity to ask for higher wages after only a day’s work.

  1. Indubitable (adj.)

Meaning: impossible to doubt; unquestionable. (ज़ाहिर)

Synonyms: unquestionable, undoubtedly, indisputable

Antonyms: doubtful, dubious, iffy

Sentence: The indubitable evidence we produced bore down our opponents in the debate.

  1. Unwittingly (adv.)

Meaning: without being aware; unintentionally. (बेइरादा)

Synonyms: accidentally, fortuitously, inadvertently,

Antonyms: meticulously, orderly, intentionally

Sentence: If I offended you it was unwittingly.

  1. Estrangement (noun)

Meaning: the fact of no longer being on friendly terms or part of a social group. (मनमुटाव)

Synonyms: antipathy, disaffection, hostility

Antonyms: reconcilement, reconciliation

Sentence: They finally came together after years of estrangement.

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