The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  29th March 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  29th March 2022

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  1. Cavalier (adj.)

Meaning: showing a lack of proper concern; offhand. (अभिमानपूर्ण)

Synonyms: arrogant, assumptive, bumptious

Antonyms: humble, lowly, modest

Sentence: The club’s owner showed a cavalier attitude to the licensing laws.

  1. Dearth (noun)

Meaning: a scarcity or lack of something. (कमी)

Synonyms: lack, scarcity, shortage

Antonyms: abundance, adequacy, opulence

Sentence: There seems to be a dearth of good young players at the moment.

  1. Scruple (noun)

Meaning: a feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action. (संदेह)

Synonyms: qualms, compunction, hesitation

Antonyms: assurance, certitude, confidence

Sentence: The villain made no scruple of committing murder.

  1. Quandary (noun)

Meaning: a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation. (व्याकुलता)

Synonyms: dilemma, plight, predicament

Sentence: The government appears to be in a quandary about what to do with so many people.

  1. Abnegate (verb)

Meaning: renounce or reject (something desired or valuable). (अस्वीकार करना)

Synonyms: renounce, reject, refuse

Antonyms: adhere, accept, admit

Sentence: He attempts to abnegate personal responsibility.

  1. Throes (noun)

Meaning: intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, death, or great change. (पीड़ा)

Synonyms: agony, pain, paroxysm

Antonyms: comfort, peace

Sentence: The country is presently in the throes of the worst recession since the second world war.

  1. Deliverance (noun)

Meaning: the action of being rescued or set free. (मुक्ति)

Synonyms: liberation, release, freeing

Sentence: We pray for deliverance from our sins.

  1. Perfidy (noun)

Meaning: deceitfulness; untrustworthiness. (विश्वासघात)

Synonyms: treachery, duplicity, deceit

Antonyms: allegiance, constancy, devotedness

Sentence: As devotion unites lovers, so perfidy estranges friends.

  1. Cataclysmic (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or denoting a violent natural event. (दुर्घटना)

Synonyms: disastrous, catastrophic, calamitous

Antonyms: non-destructive, protective

Sentence: These countries are on the brink of cataclysmic famine.

  1. Slipshod (adj.)

Meaning: (typically of a person or method of work) characterized by a lack of care, thought, or organization. (असावधानीपूर्ण)

Synonyms: careless, lackadaisical, slapdash

Antonyms: attentive, careful, conscientious

Sentence: He’d caused many problems with his slipshod management.

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