The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 19th October 2022
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- Wager (noun)
Meaning: an act of betting a sum of money on the outcome of an unpredictable event. (दांव)
Synonyms: bet, gamble, stake
Sentence: Lost her wager when the horse dropped out of the race.
- Jollity (noun)
Meaning: lively and cheerful activity or celebration. (चहलपहल)
Synonyms: conviviality, festivity, gaiety
Antonyms: dolefulness, melancholy, depression
Sentence: It was a memorable night of riotous jollity.
- Desolation (noun)
Meaning: a state of complete emptiness or destruction. (वीरानी)
Synonyms: barrenness, bleakness, starkness
Antonyms: blissfulness, ecstasy, elatedness
Sentence: His desolation after his twin brother died was incurable.
- 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.
- Pander (verb)
Meaning: gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire, need, or habit or a person with such a desire, etc.). (बढ़ावा देना)
Synonyms: indulge, gratify, satisfy
Sentence: Don’t pander to such people.
- Ebullient (adj.)
Meaning: cheerful and full of energy. (जोशीला)
Synonyms: exuberant, buoyant, cheerful
Antonyms: indolent, lazy, stolid
Sentence: My father is a naturally ebullient personality.
- Phalanx (noun)
Meaning: formal a large collection of people, animals, or things often placed close together (झुंड)
Synonyms: brigade, crew, platoon
Antonyms: individual, single
Sentence: A solid phalanx of armed guards stood in front of the castle.
- Contumacious (adj.)
Meaning: (especially of a defendant’s behavior) stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority. (अवज्ञाकारी)
Synonyms: balky, contrary, defiant
Antonyms: amenable, biddable, compliant
Sentence: The judge threatened to charge the contumacious witness with contempt of court.
- Shrewdness (noun)
Meaning: the quality of having or showing good powers of judgment. (चतुराई)
Synonyms: sharpness, acuteness, acuity
Antonyms: guilelessness, ingenuousness, innocence
Sentence: The coach showed considerable tactical shrewdness.
- Knack (noun)
Meaning: an acquired or natural skill at performing a task. (आदत)
Synonyms: aptitude, aptness, skill
Antonyms: inability, incapacity
Sentence: He has a knack for saying the wrong thing.
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