The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th April 2022

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  1. Forgery (noun)

Meaning: the action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art. (जालसाजी)

Synonyms: counterfeiting, fraudulent copying, fraudulent imitation

Antonyms: original

Sentence: He spent 5 years in prison for forgery.

  1. Malfeasance (noun)

Meaning: wrongdoing, especially by a public official. (दुराचार)

Synonyms: misdoing, wrongdoing, crime

Sentence: In almost every section of his speech, malfeasance or illegal practices were mentioned.

  1. Discretionary (adj.)

Meaning: available for use at the discretion of the user. (वैकल्पिक)

Synonyms: optional, non-compulsory, voluntary

Antonyms: compulsory, mandatory, nonelective

Sentence: The company used to give discretionary bonus payments.

  1. Relegate (verb)

Meaning: consign or dismiss to an inferior rank or position. (बाहर निकाल देना)

Synonyms: downgrade, lower in rank, put down

Antonyms: ascent, rise, upswing

Sentence: They aim to prevent women from being relegated to a secondary role.

  1. Turncoat (noun)

Meaning: a person who deserts one party or cause in order to join an opposing one. (विश्वासघाती)

Synonyms: traitor, apostate, backstabber

Sentence: He was publicly criticized as a turncoat and a traitor.

  1. Adherent (noun)

Meaning: someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas. (समर्थक)

Synonyms: supporter, upholder, votary

Antonyms: coryphaeus, leader

Sentence: She has long been an adherent of the Communist Party.

  1. Glimmer (verb)

Meaning: shine faintly with a wavering light. (जगमगाना)

Synonyms: gleam, shine, glint

Sentence: A glimmer of amusement showed in her eyes.

  1. Anachronistic (adj.)

Meaning: belonging to a period other than that being portrayed. (कालभ्रमित)

Synonyms: anachronous, antiquated, moldy

Antonyms: fresh, new, modern

Sentence: His painting style was seen as outdated and anachronistic.

  1. Remittance (noun)

Meaning: a sum of money sent, especially by mail, in payment for goods or services or as a gift. (भुगतान)

Synonyms: payment, settlement, money

Antonyms: nonpayment

Sentence: Your last month’s salary will be paid by remittance.

  1. Gesticulate (verb)

Meaning: use gestures, especially dramatic ones, instead of speaking or emphasizing one’s words. (इशारा करना)

Synonyms: signal, gesture, pantomime

Sentence: He tried to gesticulate a message.

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