The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  3rd August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  3rd August 2022

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  1. Naysayer (noun)

Meaning: a person who criticizes, objects to, or opposes something. (निराशावादी)

Synonyms: cynic, misanthrope, pessimist

Antonyms: optimist, idealist

Sentence: Those are naysayers who attack the integrity of the entire judicial system.

  1. Ammunition (noun)

Meaning: a supply or quantity of bullets and shells. (गोलाबारूद)

Synonyms: bullets, shells, missiles

Sentence: They have expended all their ammunition.

  1. Pettifogging (adj.)

Meaning: placing undue emphasis on petty details. (छल-संबंधी)

Synonyms: inferior, mean, trivial

Antonyms: serious, substantial

Sentence: Pettifogging attorneys were the bane of civil society.

  1. Imprimatur (noun)

Meaning: an acceptance of something as satisfactory (इजाज़त)

Synonyms: approbation, approval, acceptation

Antonyms: disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor

Sentence: They can also get the imprimatur of the Constitutional Court to achieve this.

  1. Axiom (noun)

Meaning: a statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true. (स्वयंसिद्ध)

Synonyms: accepted truth, general truth, dictum

Sentence: It is a widely held axiom that governments should not negotiate with terrorists.

  1. Tad (adv.)

Meaning: to a small extent; somewhat. (अल्प)

Synonyms: little, bit, ounce

Antonyms: abundance, barrel, boatload

Sentence: Could you turn the sound down just a tad?

  1. Revocation (noun)

Meaning: the official cancellation of a decree, decision, or promise. (रद्द करना)

Synonyms: abandonment, calling off, cancellation

Antonyms: continuation, commencement

Sentence: He threatened the revocation of his son’s driving privileges.

  1. Castigating (verb)

Meaning: to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially (निंदा करने वाला)

Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, admonish

Antonyms: approving, endorsing, acclaiming

Sentence: The newspaper editorial castigated the city council for approving the project in the first place.

  1. Heckling (verb)

Meaning: interrupt (a public speaker) with derisive or aggressive comments or abuse. (चिल्लाना)

Synonyms: jeer, taunt, disrupt

Sentence: The ceremony was disrupted by unprecedented heckling and slogan-chanting.

  1. looming (verb)

Meaning: appear as a shadowy form, especially one that is large or threatening. (उभरते)

Synonyms: emerge, appear

Antonyms: abating, declining

Sentence: Rain clouds were looming on the horizon.

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