The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  3rd September 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  3rd September 2022

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  1. Commiserated (verb)

Meaning: express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize. (हमदर्दी रखना)

Synonyms: offer sympathy to, feel pity for, condole with

Antonyms: distressed, tormented, irritated

Sentence: They commiserated the misfortune of their teacher.

  1. Contemporaneous (adj.)

Meaning: existing or occurring in the same period of time. (समसामयिक)

Synonyms: coetaneous, coeval, coexistent

Antonyms: asynchronous, noncontemporary

Sentence: The two events were more or less contemporaneous, with only months between them.

  1. Defile (verb)

Meaning: to make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable (गंदा करना)

Synonyms: befoul, contaminate, spoil

Antonyms: decontaminate, purify, clean

Sentence: Supplies of meat that had been defiled by maggots.

  1. Affability (noun)

Meaning: the quality of having a friendly and good-natured manner. (नेकी)

Synonyms: friendliness, amiability, geniality

Antonyms: disagreeableness, unpleasantness

Sentence: He was beloved by the nation for his affability toward people from all walks of life.

  1. Smidgen (noun)

Meaning: a small amount of something. (थोड़ा)

Synonyms: ace, bit, driblet

Antonyms: abundance, barrel, boatload

Sentence: Could I have a smidgen more wine?

  1. Poltroonery (noun)

Meaning: a shameful lack of courage in the face of danger (कायरता)

Synonyms: cowardice, cowardliness, cravenness

Antonyms: bravery, courage, daring

Sentence: He was disgraced with Poltroonery.

  1. Oppugn (verb)

Meaning: call into question the truth or validity of. (आपत्ति करना)

Synonyms: challenge, contest, dispute

Antonyms: accept, believe, embrace

Sentence: This paper aims to oppugn and criticize the above ideas.

  1. Retorted (verb)

Meaning: say something in answer to a remark or accusation, typically in a sharp, angry, or wittily incisive manner. (जवाब देना)

Synonyms: answer, reply, respond

Antonyms: asked, inquired, questioned

Sentence: When told she couldn’t have it, she retorted, “Fine, I didn’t want it anyway!”

  1. Outpace (verb)

Meaning: go, rise, or improve faster than. (आगे बढ़ना)

Synonyms: outrun, outstrip, overtake

Antonyms: decelerate, slow

Sentence: Population growth has continued to outpace job growth for the last several decades.

  1. Whammy (noun)

Meaning: an event with a powerful and unpleasant effect; a blow. (बुरा प्रभाव)

Synonyms: curse, augury

Antonyms: amulet, charm

Sentence: The third whammy was the degradation of the financial system.

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