The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  2nd July 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  2nd July 2022

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  1. Dereliction (noun)

Meaning: the state of having been abandoned and become dilapidated. (कर्तव्य का त्याग)

Synonyms: dilapidation, disrepair, decrepitude

Antonyms: reclamation, recoupment, repossession

Sentence: He pleaded guilty to willful dereliction of duty.

  1. Staunch (adj.)

Meaning: loyal and committed in attitude. (निष्ठावान)

Synonyms: stalwart, loyal, faithful

Antonyms: disloyal, faithless, false

Sentence: She’s a staunch advocate of free trade.

  1. Execrable (adj.)

Meaning: extremely bad or unpleasant. (भद्दा)

Synonyms: appalling, awful, dreadful

Antonyms: excellent, fine, wonderful

Sentence: He stood at the desk, laboring in his execrable handwriting.

  1. Pessimism (noun)

Meaning: a tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen; a lack of hope or confidence in the future. (निराशावाद)

Synonyms: defeatism, negativity, cynicism

Antonyms: optimism, cheer, hopefulness

Sentence: The dispute cast an air of deep pessimism over the future of the peace talks.

  1. Gravest (adj.)

Meaning: giving cause for alarm; serious. (सबसे गंभीर)

Synonyms: serious, important, profound

Antonyms: light, unserious, frivolous

Sentence: That is the gravest problem of all.

  1. Asperse (verb)

Meaning: attack or criticize the reputation or integrity of. (कलंक लगाना)

Synonyms: disparage, denigrate, defame

Antonyms: glorify, honor, acclaim

Sentence: Why is he always trying to vilify my reputation?

  1. Revered (verb)

Meaning: feel deep respect or admiration for (something). (सम्मान)

Synonyms: respect, admire, esteem

Antonyms: blasphemed, desecrated, profaned

Sentence: Nelson Mandela is revered for his brave fight against apartheid.

  1. Symposium (noun)

Meaning: a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject. (संगोष्ठी)

Synonyms: assembly, conclave, congregation

Sentence: He had been taking part in an international symposium on population.

  1. Contrivance (noun)

Meaning: the use of skill to bring something about or create something. (युक्ति)

Synonyms: scheme, stratagem, tactic

Antonyms: ignorance, disorganisation

Sentence: The requirements of the system, by happy chance and some contrivance, can be summed up in an acronym.

  1. Amicable (adj.)

Meaning: (of relations between people) having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor. (मैत्रीपूर्ण)

Synonyms: friendly, good-natured, cordial

Antonyms: disagreeable, discordant, incompatible

Sentence: There will be an amicable settlement of the dispute.

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