The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  5th February 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  5th February 2022

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  1. Belie (verb)

Meaning: (of an appearance) fail to give a true notion or impression of (something); disguise or contradict. (झुठलाना)

Synonyms: contradict, disprove

Antonyms: confirm, establish, prove

Sentence: The latest information belies the old theory.

  1. Corroborating (verb)

Meaning: confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding). (की पुष्टि)

Synonyms: confirm, verify, endorse

Antonyms: confuting, disproving, refuting

Sentence: Recent research seems to corroborate his theory.

  1. Painstaking (adj.)

Meaning: done with or employing great care and thoroughness. (श्रमसाध्य)

Synonyms: careful, meticulous, thorough

Antonyms: careless, lax, neglectful

Sentence: She was always painstaking about her work.

  1. Damning (adj.)

Meaning: (of a circumstance or piece of evidence) strongly suggesting guilt or error. (घातक)

Synonyms: incriminating, condemnatory, condemning

Antonyms: fortuitous, fortunate, providential

Sentence: The tape contained damning evidence.

  1. Gratuitous (adj.)

Meaning: uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted. (ऐच्छिक)

Synonyms: unjustified, without reason, uncalled for

Antonyms: essential, indispensable, necessary

Sentence: There’s too much crime and gratuitous violence on TV.

  1. Discretion (noun)

Meaning: the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information. (विवेक)

Synonyms: circumspection, caution, carefulness

Antonyms: imprudence, indiscretion

Sentence: You must show discretion in choosing your friend.

  1. Deplorable (adj.)

Meaning: deserving strong condemnation. (खेदजनक)

Synonyms: disgraceful, shameful, dishonorable

Antonyms: admirable, commendable, creditable

Sentence: We will not tolerate such deplorable behavior in a house of worship.

  1. Prattling (verb)

Meaning: talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way. (बकवास)

Synonyms: chatter, babble, prate

Antonyms: articulating, enunciating

Sentence: The villagers are prattling on about the village gossip.

  1. Impermanence (noun)

Meaning: the state or fact of lasting for only a limited period of time. (अनस्थिरता)

Synonyms: ephemerality, evanescence, fleetingness

Antonyms: endurance, permanence, permanency

Sentence: Change, impermanence is characteristic of life.

  1. Loquacious (adj.)

Meaning: tending to talk a great deal; talkative. (बातूनी)

Synonyms: talkative, garrulous, voluble

Antonyms: closemouthed, laconic, quiet

Sentence: Davis was never loquacious on the subject of his progeny.

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