The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 3rd January 2022
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- Precarious (adj.)
Meaning: not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse. (अनिश्चित)
Synonyms: treacherous, uncertain, dicey
Antonyms: innocent, innocuous, nonhazardous
Sentence: The world is a precarious and unstable place.
- Ostensibly (adv.)
Meaning: apparently or purportedly, but perhaps not actually. (जाहिरा तौर पर)
Synonyms: apparently, seemingly, ostensively
Antonyms: implausibly, impossibly, improbably
Sentence: Ostensibly a university student studying abroad, he was actually an espionage agent.
- Recalcitrant (adj.)
Meaning: having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline. (आज्ञा न माननेवाला)
Synonyms: uncooperative, disobedient, intractable
Antonyms: amenable, biddable, compliant
Sentence: The University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators.
- Connotation (noun)
Meaning: an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning. (अर्थ)
Synonyms: undertone, undercurrent, implication
Sentence: A good dictionary will give us the connotation of a word as well as its denotation.
- Indomitable (adj.)
Meaning: impossible to subdue or defeat. (अदम्य)
Synonyms: invincible, unconquerable, unbeatable
Antonyms: surmountable, vincible, vulnerable
Sentence: Alice was a woman of indomitable spirit.
- Assailant (noun)
Meaning: a person who physically attacks another. (आक्रमण करनेवाला)
Synonyms: attacker, mugger
Sentence: Can you describe your assailant?
- Grievous (adj.)
Meaning: (of something bad) very severe or serious. (क्षतिकर)
Synonyms: serious, severe, grave
Antonyms: gratifying, pleasing, comfortable
Sentence: The loss of his father was a grievous blow.
- Conflagration (noun)
Meaning: an extensive fire that destroys a great deal of land or property. (आग)
Synonyms: fire, blaze, flames
Sentence: A conflagration in 1947 reduced 90 percent of the houses to ashes.
- Animosity (noun)
Meaning: strong hostility. (बैर)
Synonyms: antipathy, hostility, animus
Antonyms: amity, civility, cordiality
Sentence: He felt no animosity towards his critics.
- Decadence (noun)
Meaning: moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury. (पतन)
Synonyms: dissipation, dissoluteness, degeneracy
Antonyms: ascent, rise, morality
Sentence: The decadence of morals is bad for a nation.
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