The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd June 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd June 2021

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  1. Primacy (noun)

Meaning: the fact of being primary, preeminent, or more important (प्रधानता)

Synonyms: priority, precedence, preference

Antonyms: insignificance, inferiority, mediocrity

Sentence: This approach gives primacy to facts.

  1. Conclave (noun)

Meaning: a private meeting (निर्वाचिका सभा)

Synonyms: gathering, assembly, conference

Antonyms: dispersal, disbandment, dispersion

Sentence: Some say it is preparation for a conclave.

  1. Botch (verb)

Meaning: carry out (a task) badly or carelessly (ढिलाई से काम करना)

Synonyms: bungle, do badly, do clumsily

Antonyms: sort out, achieve, correct

Sentence: Don’t botch up my car this time.

  1. Irked (verb)

Meaning: irritate; annoy (खफा)

Synonyms: vex, gall, rattle

Antonyms: pleased, calm, cheerful

Sentence: That was another thing that irked her.

  1. Ferocious (adj.)

Meaning: savagely fierce, cruel, or violent (क्रूर)

Synonyms: fierce, savage, untamed

Antonyms: gentle, mild, unaggressive

Sentence: The crocodiles are nature’s most ferocious and violent animal

  1. Gazette (noun)

Meaning: a journal or newspaper (राज-पत्र)

Synonyms: newspaper, paper, tabloid

Sentence: The Daily Gazette ran a story under the headline “Pope’s Last Words”.

  1. Accredit (verb)

Meaning: give credit to (someone) for something (मान्यता)

Synonyms: recognize as, credit with, attribute

Antonyms: disapprove, refuse, forbid

Sentence: The university won’t accredit students who cheat in any way.

  1. Atrocity (noun)

Meaning: an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury (क्रूरता)

Synonyms: act of barbarity, act of brutality, cruelty

Antonyms: kindness, generosity, mercy

Sentence: I am shocked by the atrocity of this man’s crimes.

  1. Ostensible (adj.)

Meaning: stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so (ख़याली)

Synonyms: apparent, seeming, outward

Antonyms: real, genuine, improbable

Sentence: The ostensible reason for his absence  was an illness, but everyone knew he’d gone to a football match

  1. Beset (verb)

Meaning: be covered or studded with (घेर लेना)

Synonyms: attack, harass, bother

Antonyms: defend, cover, protect

Sentence: As I began to teach her, I was beset by many difficulties.

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