The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  6th January 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  6th January 2023

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  1. Pleasantry (noun)

Meaning: an act or utterance that is a customary show of good manners (हाव-भाव)

Synonyms: gesture, courtesy, politeness

Sentence: “How are you” is merely a social pleasantry.

  1. Parole (noun)

Meaning: permission given to a prisoner to leave prison before the end of a sentence usually as a reward for behaving well (जेल से बहार आने की अनुमत्ति)

Synonyms: amnesty, pardon, exoneration

Antonyms: conviction, assessment, charge

Sentence: The prisoner will be eligible for parole after three years.

  1. Quelling (verb)

Meaning: put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force. (अंत कर देना)

Synonyms: end, finish, put down

Antonyms: assisting, aiding

Sentence: Soldiers were sent in to quell the riots.

  1. Boomeranged (verb)

Meaning: (of a plan or action) return to the originator, often with negative consequences. (प्रतिक्षेप)

Synonyms: reverse, rebound, backfired

Antonyms: succeeded, flourished

Sentence: The plan boomeranged when they were trapped instead of their victim.

  1. Libel (noun)

Meaning: a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation; written defamation. (निंदलेख)

Synonyms: defamation, misrepresentation, vilification

Antonyms: praise, respect, commendation

Sentence: The governor’s office issued a statement accusing the state’s largest newspaper of libel.

  1. Pursuance (noun)

Meaning: the carrying out of a plan or action. (अनुसरण)

Synonyms: implementation, carrying out, fulfillment

Antonyms: non-performance, nonfulfillment

Sentence: They may need to borrow money in pursuance of their legal action.

  1. Redundancy (noun)

Meaning: the state of being not or no longer needed or useful. (बेकार)

Synonyms: futile, purposeless, useless

Sentence: It is absurd to be discussing compulsory redundancy policies for teachers.

  1. Transpired (verb)

Meaning: as in happened; to take place (घटित होना)

Synonyms: happen, occur, take place

Sentence: Exactly what transpired remains unknown.

  1. Utterance (noun)

Meaning: a spoken word, statement, or vocal sound. (कथन)

Synonyms: remark, comment, word

Sentence: The speaker had great powers of utterance.

  1. Pontificating (verb)

Meaning: express one’s opinions in a way considered annoyingly pompous and dogmatic. (व्याख्या करना)

Synonyms: expound, declaim, preach

Antonyms: humble, lowly, modest

Sentence: Politicians like to pontificate about falling standards.

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