The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 22nd April 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 22nd April 2021

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  1. Egregious (adj.) – Trick: GRE exam

Meaning: Outstandingly Bad or shocking (भयंकर)

Synonyms: Appalling, Horrific, Terrible

Antonyms: Marvelous, Excellent

Sentence: It was an egregious performance in the GRE exam.

  1. Pitfall – Trick: Pit mai Fall

Meaning: A danger or difficulty, especially one that is hidden (ख़तरा)

Synonyms: Trap, Catch, Gimmick, Snare

Antonyms: Guard, Protection, Shield

Sentence: The Tiger was caught in a pitfall.

  1. Hubris (Noun) – Trick: Hub + Rich

Meaning: The fact of somebody too proud (अभिमान)

Synonyms: Overconfidence, Conceit, Pride, Ego

Antonyms: Diffidence, Altruism, Passiveness

Sentence: There is no safety in unlimited technological hubris.

  1. Gimmick – Trick: Give him Kick

Meaning: An idea for attracting people to buy something (चालबाज़ियों)

Synonyms: Artifice, Dodge, Trick, Cheating

Antonyms: Catalyst, Incentive, Spur

Sentence: He kicked him out of the office as just a publicity gimmick.

  1. Mitigate (verb) – Trick: Miti + Gate

Meaning: Make less severe, serious or painful (कम करना)

Synonyms: Reduce, Alleviate, Diminish, Lessen

Antonyms: Sharpen, Intensify, Exacerbate

Sentence: It is unclear how to mitigate the effects of COVID on Tourism.

  1. Empathy (Noun) – Trick: Sympathy

Meaning: Understanding into another’s feeling (सहानुभूति)

Synonyms: Clemency, Mercy, Humanitarianism

Antonyms: Ruthlessness, Revenge, Venom, Atrocity

Sentence: The mother feels empathy with her children.

  1. Reluctant

Meaning: Unwillingness to do something contrary to your customs (अनिच्छुक)

Synonyms: Disinclined, Dubious, Loath

Antonyms: Eager, Enthusiastic, keen

Sentence: She was reluctant to go with him.

  1. Promulgate (adj.) – Trick: Public + Gate

Meaning: to promote an idea or belief or officially announce a new law (घोषणा करना)

Synonyms: Advertise, announce, Introduce

Antonyms: Conceal, Hush up, Suppress, withhold

Sentence: The new law was promulgated in the Summer Budget.

  1. Imperative (Adj.) – Trick: Important + Relative

Meaning: Not to be avoided (अनिवार्य)

Synonyms: Compulsory, Incumbent, Necessary

Antonyms: Unnecessary, Optional

Sentence: It is imperative that politicians should be good communicators.

  1. Disparity (Noun) – Trick: Dis + Parity (equality)

Meaning: A difference especially caused by unfair treatment (असमानता)

Synonyms: Contrast, Difference, Imbalance

Antonyms: Accordance, Equivalent, Equality

Sentence: There is a great disparity between the amount of work that I do & what I get paid for it.

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