The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 19th June 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 19th June 2021

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  1. Promptitude (noun)

Meaning: the quality of acting quickly and without delay (मुस्तैदी)

Synonyms: speediness, rapidness, promptness

Antonyms:  delay, hindrance, rest

Sentence: Their own promptitude in retreating at the critical moment saved them.

  1. Plausible (adj.)

Meaning: (of an argument or statement) seeming reasonable or probable (प्रशंसनीय)

Synonyms: conceivable, credible, likely

Antonyms: unlikely, improbable, inconceivable

Sentence: He was so plausible that he conned everybody.

  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. Encroaching (verb)

Meaning: intrude on (a person’s territory or a thing considered to be a right) (अतिक्रमण)

Synonyms: trespass, impinge, infringe

Antonyms:  ignore, keep off

Sentence: The sea is encroaching upon the land.

  1. Cognizance (noun)

Meaning: knowledge, awareness, or notice (ध्यान में रखते)

Synonyms: awareness, notice, attention

Antonyms: disregard, heedlessness, ignorance

Sentence: Any cognizance about a crime should be reported to the police.

  1. Suave (adj.)

Meaning:  charming, confident, and elegant (typically used of a man) (शिष्ट)

Synonyms: charming, sophisticated, debonair

Antonyms: unsophisticated, rude, impolite

Sentence: He is a suave, cool, and cultured man.

  1. Prevalence (noun)

Meaning: the fact or condition of being prevalent; commonness (प्रसार)

Synonyms: pervasiveness, generality, commonness

Antonyms: Infrequence, uncommonness, rareness

Sentence: They were very surprised by the prevalence of anti-government sentiments.

  1. Cartridge (noun)

Meaning: a container holding a spool of photographic film, a quantity of ink, or other item or substance, designed for insertion into a mechanism (कारतूस)

Synonyms: bullet, cassette, cylinder

Sentence: This rifle only holds one cartridge.

  1. Usurp (verb)

Meaning: take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force (हड़पना)

Synonyms: seize, take, steal

Antonyms: give, leave, let go

Sentence: The vice–president is trying to usurp the president’s authority.

  1. Shrewd (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing sharp powers of judgment (चालाक)

Synonyms: acute, intelligent, astute

Antonyms: stupid, unwise, ingenuous

Sentence: He’s too shrewd to be trusted in business matters.

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