The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 4th April 2022
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- 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.
- Hubristic (adj.)
Meaning: excessively proud or self-confident. (आत्मसंतुष्ट)
Synonyms: complacent, conceited, egocentric
Antonyms: humble, lowly, modest
Sentence: The administration’s hubristic foreign policy has been efficiently exposed.
- Suburb (noun)
Meaning: an outlying district of a city, especially a residential one. (उपनगर)
Synonyms: outlying district, residential area, dormitory area
Sentence: Box Hill is a suburb of Melbourne.
- Troth (noun)
Meaning: faith or loyalty when pledged in a solemn agreement or undertaking. (विश्वास)
Synonyms: commitment, agreement, faith
Antonyms: disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness
Sentence: This troth seems to be self-evident.
- Preponderance (noun)
Meaning: the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance. (प्रधानता)
Synonyms: prevalence, predominance, dominance
Antonyms: insignificance, inferiority, mediocrity
Sentence: The preponderance of evidence suggests that he’s guilty.
- Flabbergast (verb)
Meaning: surprise (someone) greatly; astonish. (हैरत में डालना)
Synonyms: astonish, astound, amaze
Sentence: He was flabbergasted when we told him how cheap it was.
- 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.
- Humdrum (adj.)
Meaning: lacking excitement or variety; dull; monotonous. (नीरस)
Synonyms: mundane, dull, dreary
Antonyms: interesting, engrossing, gripping
Sentence: We lead such a humdrum life/existence.
- Concocted (verb)
Meaning: existing only in the imagination. (मनगढ़ंत)
Synonyms: artificial, fabricated, imaginary
Antonyms: genuine, natural, real
Sentence: John concocted an elaborate excuse for being late.
- Linger (verb)
Meaning: stay in a place longer than necessary because of a reluctance to leave. (दीर्घ काल तक रहना)
Synonyms: wait around, stay, remain
Sentence: Unfortunately, the tax will linger until April.
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