The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 25th January 2022
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- Dichotomy (noun)
Meaning: a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different. (विरोधाभास)
Synonyms: division, separation, split
Sentence: There is a dichotomy between the academic world and the industrial world.
- Fallacy (noun)
Meaning: a mistaken belief, especially one based on an unsound argument. (हेत्वाभास)
Synonyms: misconception, misbelief, delusion
Antonyms: truth, verity, actuality
Sentence: The once-common fallacy is that girls just weren’t any good at math.
- Truncate (verb)
Meaning: shorten the duration or extent of. (काट-छांट)
Synonyms: shorten, cut, cut short
Antonyms: elongate, extend, lengthen
Sentence: My article was published in truncated form.
- Obliteration (noun)
Meaning: the action or fact of obliterating or being obliterated; total destruction. (विस्मृति)
Synonyms: eradication, erasing, erasure
Antonyms: raising, regeneracy, refurbishment
Sentence: The result of these invasions was the near obliteration of ancient Egypt.
- Aegis (noun)
Meaning: the protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization. (संरक्षण)
Synonyms: patronage, protection, shelter
Antonyms: assault, attack, offense
Sentence: The space program will continue under the aegis of the armed forces.
- Mediocrity (noun)
Meaning: the quality or state of being mediocre. (सामान्यता)
Synonyms: ordinariness, commonplaceness, averageness
Antonyms: distinction, excellence, excellency
Sentence: She’s a perfectionist who refuses to settle for mediocrity.
- Bygone (adj.)
Meaning: belonging to an earlier time. (पुराना)
Synonyms: past, former, earlier
Antonyms: now, present, existing
Sentence: The book recalls other memories of a bygone age.
- Skimped (verb)
Meaning: expend or use less time, money, or material on something than is necessary in an attempt to economize. (कंजूसी करना)
Synonyms: stint on, scrimp on, economize on
Antonyms: wasted, lavished, misspent
Sentence: we must skimp and save if we are going to afford a vacation this summer
- Ingenuity (adj.)
Meaning: the quality of being clever, original, and inventive. (सरलता)
Synonyms: inventiveness, creativity, imagination
Antonyms: dryness, dullness
Sentence: We are looking for someone with ingenuity and imagination.
- Dilettante (noun)
Meaning: a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge. (शौक़ीन)
Synonyms: dabbler, trifler, tinkerer
Sentence: I’m too serious to be a dilettante and too much a dabbler to be a professional.
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