The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  6th January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  6th January 2022

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  1. Leery (adj.)

Meaning: cautious or wary due to realistic suspicions. (चालाक)

Synonyms: wary, cautious, careful

Antonyms: innocent, naïve, simple

Sentence: I’ve always been a bit leery of authority figures.

  1. Deterring (verb)

Meaning: discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences. (डराकर रोकना)

Synonyms: discourage, dissuade, scare off

Antonyms: encouraging, persuading

Sentence: High prices are deterring many young people from buying houses.

  1. Subversive (adj.)

Meaning: seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution. (विनाशक)

Synonyms: disruptive, troublemaking, inflammatory

Antonyms: conservative, moderate, temperate

Sentence: A subversive organization determined to unseat a leader who they believed operated outside the law.

  1. Xenophobic (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries. (ज़नोफोबिक)

Synonyms: racist, racialist, ethnocentric

Antonyms: internationalist

Sentence: Xenophobic nationalism is on the rise in some West European countries.

  1. Gusto (noun)

Meaning: enjoyment or vigor in doing something; zest. (उत्साह)

Synonyms: enthusiasm, relish, appetite

Antonyms: lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness

Sentence: The orchestra played with a winning combination of gusto and precision.

  1. Frenzy (noun)

Meaning: a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior. (उन्माद)

Synonyms: hysteria, madness, mania

Antonyms: calm, calmness, peace

Sentence: In a frenzy of rage she hit him.

  1. Denunciation (noun)

Meaning: public condemnation of someone or something. (निंदा)

Synonyms: commination, condemnation, excoriation

Antonyms: citation, commendation, endorsement

Sentence: All parties joined in bitter denunciation of the terrorists.

  1. Gravest (adj.)

Meaning: giving cause for alarm; serious. (सबसे गंभीर)

Synonyms: serious, important, profound

Antonyms: light, unserious, frivolous

Sentence: That is the gravest problem of all.

  1. Refuting (verb)

Meaning: prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove. (खंडन)

Synonyms: disprove, prove wrong, rebut

Antonyms: acknowledging, admitting, allowing

Sentence: While he was publicly refuting rumors of a merger, behind the scenes the CEO was working to affect that very outcome.

  1. Forged (adj.)

Meaning: copied fraudulently; fake. (जाली)

Synonyms: bogus, counterfeit, fake

Antonyms: genuine, real, unfaked

Sentence: A forged ancient document that didn’t fool experts in cartography.

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