The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th January 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th January 2023

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  1. Fulmination (noun)

Meaning: an expression of vehement protest. (विरोध)

Synonyms: vituperation, invective, criticism

Antonyms: praise, applause

Sentence: Players were told they had a right to be spared the foulmouthed fulmination of the hockey coach.

  1. Pernicious (adj.)

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

Synonyms: harmful, damaging, noxious

Antonyms: benign, harmless, beneficial

Sentence: Business may be troublesome, but idleness is pernicious.

  1. Plenary (adj.)

Meaning: not lacking any part or member that properly belongs to it (परिपूर्ण)

Synonyms: entire, whole, complete

Antonyms: partial, incomplete

Sentence: The conference ended with a plenary debate.

  1. Preponderant (adj.)

Meaning: predominant in influence, number, or importance. (प्रबल)

Synonyms: dominant, predominant, prevalent

Antonyms: unwonted, insignificant

Sentence: Music does not play a very preponderant role in the school’s teaching.

  1. Salutary (adj.)

Meaning: (especially with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant) producing good effects; beneficial. (लाभदायक)

Synonyms: beneficial, advantageous, profitable

Antonyms: unfavorable, disadvantageous, unprofitable

Sentence: The team’s defeat is a salutary warning before the World Cup.

  1. Garish (adj.)

Meaning: obtrusively bright and showy; lurid. (भड़कीला)

Synonyms: gaudy, lurid, loud

Antonyms: quiet, muted, subdued

Sentence: It’s a little too garish for my taste.

  1. Admonishment (noun)

Meaning: a firm warning or reprimand. (चेतावनी)

Synonyms: admonition, warning, caution

Sentence: Sometimes he gave them a severe admonishment.

  1. Excoriating (verb)

Meaning: to criticize harshly and usually publicly (आलोचना)

Synonyms: attacking, slamming, scolding

Antonyms: praising, commending, complimenting

Sentence: His latest novel received excoriating reviews.

  1. Credence (noun)

Meaning: belief in or acceptance of something as true. (विश्वास)

Synonyms: acceptance, belief, faith

Antonyms: distrust, mistrust, doubt

Sentence: I don’t give any credence to these rumors.

  1. Chattel (noun)

Meaning: transportable items that one owns (संपत्ति)

Synonyms: possession, belongings, stuff

Sentence: She packed up all her chattels and moved to a new state.

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