The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th October 2022

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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