The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  4th April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  4th April 2022

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  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. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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