The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd April 2022

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  1. Perdition (noun)

Meaning: (in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unpenitent person passes after death. (विनाश)

Synonyms: damnation, destruction, downfall

Antonyms: bliss, paradise

Sentence: Simple stupidity is not enough to doom one to perdition.

  1. Bestowing (verb)

Meaning: confer or present (an honor, right, or gift). (प्रदान करना)

Synonyms: confer on, present to, award to

Antonyms: holding, keeping, retaining

Sentence: They bestowed a new car on their son for graduation

  1. Exorbitant (adj.)

Meaning: (of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high. (अत्यधिक)

Synonyms: extortionate, excessively high, extremely high

Antonyms: moderate, modest, reasonable

Sentence: The bill for dinner was exorbitant.

  1. Quibble (noun)

Meaning: a slight objection or criticism about a trivial matter. (वक्रोक्ति)

Synonyms: minor criticism, trivial objection, argument

Antonyms: commendation, compliment, plaudit

Sentence: Let’s not quibble over minor details.

  1. Foolhardy (adj.)

Meaning: recklessly bold or rash. (असावधान)

Synonyms: reckless, careless, incautious

Antonyms: careful, cautious, heedful

Sentence: It would be foolhardy to go into the scheme without support.

  1. Dismay (noun)

Meaning: consternation and distress, typically caused by something unexpected. (बेचैनी)

Synonyms: disappointment, dissatisfaction, frustration

Antonyms: content, gratification, encouragement

Sentence: Someone has stolen my car!’ she said in dismay.

  1. Indignation (noun)

Meaning: anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment. (रोष)

Synonyms: resentment, umbrage, affront

Antonyms: delight, pleasure, calmness

Sentence: The old gentleman was spluttering with indignation.

  1. Defendant (noun)

Meaning: an individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law. (प्रतिवादी)

Synonyms: accused, appellant, litigant

Sentence: The defendant was charged with disturbing the peace.

  1. Egregious (adj.)

Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking. (प्रबल)

Synonyms: shocking, appalling, horrific

Antonyms: trivial, imperceptible

Sentence: It was an egregious error for a statesman to show such ignorance.

  1. Deception (noun)

Meaning: the inclination or practice of misleading others through lies or trickery (धोखा)

Synonyms: artifice, cheating, cozenage

Antonyms: ingenuousness, sincerity, decency

Sentence: He was found guilty of obtaining money by deception.

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