The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th October 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. 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. Secessionism (noun)

Meaning: the act or process of a whole separating into two or more parts (अलगाव)

Synonyms: bifurcation, division, partition

Antonyms: association, aggregation, unification

Sentence: Fundamentalism and secessionism are of course a direct result of poor governance.

  1. Confuting (verb)

Meaning: prove (a person or an assertion) to be wrong. (झूठा ठहराना)

Synonyms: disprove, show/prove to be false, contradict

Antonyms: proving, validating, verifying

Sentence: Theories that will eventually be confirmed or confuted by experience.

  1. Glossary (noun)

Meaning: an alphabetical list of terms or words found in or relating to a specific subject, text, or dialect, with explanations; a brief dictionary. (शब्दकोष)

Synonyms: dictionaries, wordbooks, catalogues

Sentence: The book includes a glossary of financial terms.

  1. Disparaged (verb)

Meaning: regard or represent as being of little worth. (अपमानित करना)

Synonyms: denigrate, deprecate, depreciate

Antonyms: acclaimed, applauded, exalted

Sentence: Her bad behavior has disparaged her whole family.

  1. Derelict (adj.)

Meaning: in a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect. (त्याग किया हुआ)

Synonyms: dilapidated, ramshackle, neglecting

Antonyms: conscientious, nonnegligent

Sentence: He purchased an old derelict mansion that was rumored to be haunted.

  1. Balk (verb)

Meaning: to prevent from achieving a goal (बाधा डालना)

Synonyms: block, hinder, thwart

Antonyms: facilitate, assist, encourage

Sentence: Their strategies to balk at the enemy had failed.

  1. Daze (verb)

Meaning: make (someone) unable to think or react properly; stupefy; bewilder. (मति-मंद करना)

Synonyms: stun, stupefy, dumbfound

Sentence: The fall daze him for a moment, causing him to become disoriented.

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