The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  29th January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  29th January 2022

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  1. Stave off (verb)

Meaning: cause or arrange for (something) to take place at a time later than that first scheduled. (टालना)

Synonyms: postpone, delay, defer

Sentence: The company managed to stave off bankruptcy for another few months.

  1. Squalor (noun)

Meaning: the state of being extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect. (गंदगी)

Synonyms: dirtiness, squalidness, filth

Antonyms: purity, cleanliness, spotlessness

Sentence: I was shocked by the squalor of their surroundings.

  1. Precarity (noun)

Meaning: the state of being precarious or uncertain. (अनिश्चितता)

Synonyms: dicey, insecure, risky

Antonyms: advantageous, beneficial, good

Sentence: Many older workers face employment precarity as the job opportunities they once had have disappeared.

  1. Bellicose (adj.)

Meaning: demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight. (लड़ाकू)

Synonyms: belligerent, aggressive, hostile

Antonyms: nonaggressive, nonbelligerent, pacific

Sentence: The general made some bellicose statements about his country’s military strength.

  1. Forlorn (adj.)

Meaning: pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely. (अनाथ)

Synonyms: unhappy, sad, miserable

Antonyms: cheerful, accompanied, hopeful

Sentence: She was forlorn when she found out the trip had been canceled.

  1. Austerity (noun)

Meaning: sternness or severity of manner or attitude. (कठोरता)

Synonyms: sternness, austereness, severity

Antonyms: forbearance, indulgence, kindness

Sentence: His family spent years living in austerity during the recession.

  1. Senile (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) having or showing the weaknesses or diseases of old age, especially a loss of mental faculties. (बूढ़ा)

Synonyms: aged, doddery, decrepit

Antonyms: adolescent, immature, young

Sentence: He is suffering from senile dementia.

  1. Biddable (adj.)

Meaning: meekly ready to accept and follow instructions. (आज्ञाकारी)

Synonyms: obedient, tractable, amenable

Antonyms: contumacious, defiant, disobedient

Sentence: Kate was the most biddable of daughters.

  1. Verity (noun)

Meaning: a true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance. (सचाई)

Synonyms: facticity, factuality, truth

Antonyms: falseness, falsity, fallacy

Sentence: no one can question your verity

  1. Depredation (noun)

Meaning: an act of attacking or plundering. (लूट-पाट)

Synonyms: plunder, looting, pillaging

Antonyms: rescue, salvage, salvation

Sentence: The entire area has suffered the depredations of war.

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