The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th August 2022

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  1. Proponent (noun)

Meaning: a person who actively supports or favors a cause (समर्थक)

Synonyms: advocate, supporter, upholder

Antonyms: adversary, antagonist, opponent

Sentence: She has always been a strong proponent of women’s rights.

  1. Piffle (noun)

Meaning: language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense (बकवास)

Synonyms: nonsense, blather, claptrap

Antonyms: sense, discernment, reasonable

Sentence: Joe really does talk a lot of piffle sometimes.

  1. Astute (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage. (चतुर)

Synonyms: shrewd, sharp, ingenious

Antonyms: foolish, idiotic, moronic

Sentence: A good leader must be an astute judge of ability.

  1. Evanesce (verb)

Meaning: pass out of sight, memory, or existence. (ग़ायब होना)

Synonyms: disappear, vanish, fade

Antonyms: appear, materialize

Sentence: As you fly in a plane, the ground gradually evanesces.

  1. Bumptious (adj.)

Meaning: self-assertive or proud to an irritating degree. (ख़ुद-एतमाद)

Synonyms: self-important, conceited, arrogant

Antonyms: humble, modest, unarrogant

Sentence: She was clearly embarrassed at times by Durkin’s bumptious behavior.

  1. Repudiate (verb)

Meaning: refuse to accept or be associated with. (अस्वीकार करना)

Synonyms: reject, renounce, abandon

Antonyms: accept, affirm, embrace

Sentence: She has repudiated policies associated with previous party leaders.

  1. Startling (adj.)

Meaning: very surprising, astonishing, or remarkable. (चौंकाने)

Synonyms: surprising, astonishing, amazing

Antonyms: unsurprising, common, usual

Sentence: Her technical accomplishment on the piano is startling.

  1. Coruscate (verb)

Meaning: (of light) flash or sparkle. (उज्जवल होना)

Synonyms: flash, glance, gleam

Antonyms: dim, dull

Sentence: The light was coruscating from the walls.

  1. Hilarity (noun)

Meaning: extreme amusement, especially when expressed by laughter. (आनंद)

Synonyms: amusement, mirth, laughter

Antonyms: depression, despondence, sorrow

Sentence: His incredulous expression was the cause of much hilarity.

  1. Bucolic (noun)

Meaning: relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life. (ग्राम्य)

Synonyms: rural, pastoral, countryside

Antonyms: urban, metropolitan

Sentence: The painting shows a typically bucolic scene with peasants harvesting crops in a field.

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