The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th January 2022

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  1. Hate mongering (noun)

Meaning: the act or practice of stirring up hatred or enmity in others (नफरत फैलाना)

Sentence: She said he was coming to the city for one reason – to spread his hate-mongering vitriol on the world stage

  1. Adage (noun)

Meaning: a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth. (कहावत)

Synonyms: aphorism, maxim, axiom

Sentence: The old adage “out of sight out of mind.”

  1. Fiat (noun)

Meaning: a formal authorization or proposition; a decree. (हुक्मनामा)

Synonyms: decree, edict, order

Sentence: Prices have been fixed by government fiat.

  1. Despotism (noun)

Meaning: the exercise of absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way. (तानाशाही)

Synonyms: tyranny, dictatorship, totalitarianism

Antonyms: democracy, self-governance, self-government

Sentence: After years of despotism, the country is now moving towards democracy.

  1. Pessimism (noun)

Meaning: a tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen; a lack of hope or confidence in the future. (निराशावाद)

Synonyms: defeatism, negativity, cynicism

Antonyms: optimism, cheer, hopefulness

Sentence: The dispute cast an air of deep pessimism over the future of the peace talks.

  1. Loquacious (adj.)

Meaning: tending to talk a great deal; talkative. (बातूनी)

Synonyms: talkative, garrulous, voluble

Antonyms: closemouthed, laconic, quiet

Sentence: Davis was never loquacious on the subject of his progeny.

  1. Frenetic (adj.)

Meaning: fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way. (उन्मत्त)

Synonyms: frantic, wild, frenzied

Antonyms: relaxed, calm, peaceful

Sentence: After weeks of frenetic activity, the job was finally finished.

  1. Obstreperous (adj.)

Meaning: noisy and difficult to control. (प्रचंड)

Synonyms: unruly, unmanageable, disorderly

Antonyms: noiseless, quiet, silent

Sentence: He becomes obstreperous when he’s had a few drinks.

  1. Acquiescent (adj.)

Meaning: ready to accept something without protest, or to do what someone else wants. (संतुष्ट)

Synonyms: complying, consenting, cooperative

Antonyms: protesting, resistant, contumacious

Sentence: The peasants proved more acquiescent than had been expected.

  1. Adduced (verb)

Meaning: cite as evidence. (प्रस्तुत करना)

Synonyms: cite, instance, mention

Sentence: We can adduce evidence to support the claim.

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