The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  1st January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  1st January 2022

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  1. Juxtaposition (noun)

Meaning: the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effects. (निकटता)

Synonyms: contrast, proximity, closeness

Antonyms: distance, remoteness

Sentence: This juxtaposition of brutal reality and lyrical beauty runs through Park’s stories.

  1. Blight (verb)

Meaning: have a severely detrimental effect on. (नुक़सान)

Synonyms: ruin, wreck, spoil

Antonyms: ameliorate, better, enhance

Sentence: The scandal blighted the careers of several leading politicians.

  1. Ignominy (noun)

Meaning: public shame or disgrace. (बदनामी)

Synonyms: shame, humiliation, embarrassment

Antonyms: esteem, honor, respect

Sentence: He feared the ignominy of being exposed as a spy.

  1. Misconceive (verb)

Meaning: fail to understand correctly. (गलत धारणा)

Synonyms: misunderstand, misinterpret, misapprehend

Sentence: His arguments are totally misconceived.

  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. Insinuate (verb)

Meaning: suggest or hint (something bad or reprehensible) in an indirect and unpleasant way. (इशारा करना)

Synonyms: imply, suggest, hint

Antonyms: announce, declare, proclaim

Sentence: What are you trying to insinuate?

  1. Critique (noun)

Meaning: a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory. (आलोचना)

Synonyms: analysis, evaluation, assessment

Sentence: The book presents a critique of the Government’s policies.

  1. Pernicious (adj.)

Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way. (हानिकारक)

Synonyms: harmful, damaging, destructive

Antonyms: anodyne, benign, harmless

Sentence: The pernicious effect of this advertising on children is a problem that we ignore at our peril.

  1. Apotheosis (noun)

Meaning: the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax. (परिणति)

Synonyms: culmination, climax, zenith

Sentence: His appearance as Hamlet was the apotheosis of his career.

  1. Adoration (adj.)

Meaning: deep love and respect. (आराधना)

Synonyms: love, devotion, worship

Antonyms: condemnation, disapproval, disdain

Sentence: He gazed at her with pure adoration.

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