The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  25th August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  25th August 2021

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 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Rift (noun)

Meaning: a crack, split, or break in something. (दरार)

Synonyms: crack, fault, flaw

Antonyms: blockage, blockade, barricade

Sentence: The sun appeared through a rift in the clouds

  1. Abstruse (adj.)

Meaning: difficult to understand; obscure. (अव्यक्त)

Synonyms: obscure, arcane, esoteric

Antonyms: clear, obvious, straightforward

Sentence: Einstein’s theory of relativity is very abstruse.

  1. Hegemony (noun)

Meaning: leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others. (नायकत्व)

Synonyms: leadership, dominance, dominion

Antonyms: impotence, impotency, powerlessness

Sentence: Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871.

  1. Exhort (verb)

Meaning: strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something. (समझाना)

Synonyms: urge, encourage, call on

Antonyms: deter, discourage, dissuade

Sentence: The teacher exhorted him to work hard.

  1. Pragmatic (adj.)

Meaning: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations. (व्यावहारिक)

Synonyms: practical, realistic, sensible

Antonyms: idealistic, impractical, unrealistic

Sentence: We need to adopt a more pragmatic approach.

  1. Bluster (verb)

Meaning: talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect. (धमकी देना)

Synonyms: rant, thunder, boast

Antonyms: grunt, murmur, mutter

Sentence: I believe deeply in persuasion, not bluster and bombast.

  1. Epithet (noun)

Meaning: an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality characteristic of the person or thing mentioned. (विशेषण)

Synonyms: sobriquet, nickname, byname

Sentence: Old men are often unfairly awarded the epithet “dirty”.

  1. Pomposity (noun)

Meaning: the quality of being pompous; self-importance. (भव्य)

Synonyms: self-importance, imperiousness, pompousness

Antonyms: humility, modesty, unassumingness

Sentence: An elaborate signature indicates pomposity and self-importance.

  1. Exorbitant (adj.)

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

Synonyms: extortionate, excessively high, extremely high

Antonyms: moderate, modest, minimum

Sentence: The bill for dinner was exorbitant.

  1. Gush (verb)

Meaning: (of a liquid) flow out in a rapid and plentiful stream, often suddenly. (बौछार)

Synonyms: surge, burst, spout

Antonyms: dribble, drip, drop

Sentence: William watched the murky liquid gushing out.

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