The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st October 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st October 2021

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  1. Extremism (noun)

Meaning: the holding of extreme political or religious views (अतिवाद)

Synonyms: fanaticism, radicalism, zealotry

Antonyms: moderateness, moderation, temperance

Sentence: The council was often accused of extremism.

  1. Preclude (verb)

Meaning: prevent from happening; make impossible (रोकना)

Synonyms: prevent, stop, block

Antonyms: allow, permit, allow

Sentence: The secret nature of his work precluded official recognition.

  1. Pertinent (adj.)

Meaning: relevant or applicable to a particular matter (उचित)

Synonyms: relevant, apposite, appropriate

Antonyms: extraneous, immaterial, impertinent

Sentence: She asked me a lot of very pertinent questions.

  1. Didactic (adj.)

Meaning: intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. (शिक्षाप्रद)

Synonyms: instructive, instructional, educational

Antonyms: erroneous, pernicious, misleading

Sentence: A didactic novel that set out to expose social injustice.

  1. Melancholy (noun)

Meaning: a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause. (उदासी)

Synonyms: desolation, sadness, pensiveness

Antonyms: cheery, glad, happy

Sentence: An air of melancholy surrounded him.

  1. Veered (verb)

Meaning: change direction suddenly. (मुड़ गई)

Synonyms: change direction, sheer, twist

Antonyms: straightened

Sentence: Without warning the car veered to the left and into an oncoming truck.

  1. Debacle (noun)

Meaning: a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco. (पराजय)

Synonyms: fiasco, failure, catastrophe

Antonyms: success, winner

Sentence: The economic debacle that became known as the Great Depression.

  1. Trivialize (verb)

Meaning: make (something) seem less important or significant (महत्वहीन)

Synonyms: underestimate, undervalue, devalue

Antonyms: overstate, maximize, flatter

Sentence: It is important not to trivialize children’s worries.

  1. Effrontery (noun)

Meaning: insolent or impertinent behavior. (गुस्ताख़ी)

Synonyms: impudence, impertinence, audacity

Antonyms: civility, courtesy, gentility

Sentence: One juror had the effrontery to challenge the coroner’s decision.

  1. Ambit (noun)

Meaning: the scope, extent, or bounds of something. (सीमा)

Synonyms: scope, extent, bounds

Sentence: Her case falls within the ambit of moral law.

Sentence: Her case falls within the ambit of moral law.

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