The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th September 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th September 2022

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  1. Prophylactic (adj.)

Meaning: concerned with or serving to keep something from happening (प्रतिबंधक)

Synonyms: precautionary, preventative, preventive

Antonyms: aiding, assisting, easing

Sentence: The many prophylactic measures that city officials could have taken to reduce the scope of the disaster.

  1. Schism (noun)

Meaning: a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief. (फूट)

Synonyms: division, split, rift

Antonyms: accord, agreement, concord

Sentence: Schism within the charitable organization was preventing it from achieving its goals.

  1. Repine (verb)

Meaning: feel or express discontent; fret. (विलाप करना)

Synonyms: fret, be/feel unhappy, mope

Antonyms: delight, rejoice

Sentence: The old woman repined at her misfortune.

  1. Connotation (noun)

Meaning: an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning. (अर्थ)

Synonyms: undertone, undercurrent, implication

Sentence: A good dictionary will give us the connotation of a word as well as its denotation.

  1. Scuffling (verb)

Meaning: engage in a short, confused fight or struggle at close quarters. (हाथापाई करना)

Synonyms: fight, struggle, tussle

Sentence: The teacher noticed two students scuffling in the corridor.

  1. Concomitantly (adv.)

Meaning: at the same time; simultaneously. (साथ-साथ)

Synonyms: contemporary, simultaneous, coexisting

Sentence: These drugs can be given concomitantly with chemotherapy.

  1. Extradite (verb)

Meaning: hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed. (अपराधी देना)

Synonyms: deport, hand over, send back

Sentence: The police have refused to extradite a man wanted for a bank robbery in France.

  1. Procrastination (noun)

Meaning: the action of delaying or postponing something. (टालमटोल)

Synonyms: dithering, delaying tactics, dilatoriness

Antonyms: alacrity, eagerness, readiness

Sentence: Procrastination is the thief of time.

  1. Atavistic (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral. (पैतृक)

Synonyms: bygone, erstwhile, former

Antonyms: contemporary, current, modern

Sentence: It would be wrong to interpret them as atavistic remnants.

  1. Musings (noun)

Meaning: a period of reflection or thought. (चिंतन)

Synonyms: meditation, thinking, contemplation

Sentence: His musings were interrupted by the sound of the telephone.

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