The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 7th December 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 7th December 2022

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 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Gazillion (noun)

Meaning: a very large number or quantity (used for emphasis). (अधिक)

Synonyms: million, thousands, excess

Antonyms: little, inadequacy, deficiency

Sentence: I have a gazillion things to do.

  1. Recompense (noun)

Meaning: compensation or reward given for loss or harm suffered or effort made. (मुआवज़ा)

Synonyms: compensation, reparation, indemnification

Sentence: She received a gift as recompense.

  1. Axiom (noun)

Meaning: a statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true. (स्वयंसिद्ध)

Synonyms: accepted truth, general truth, dictum

Sentence: It is a widely held axiom that governments should not negotiate with terrorists.

  1. Castigating (verb)

Meaning: to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially (निंदा करने वाला)

Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, admonish

Antonyms: approving, endorsing, acclaiming

Sentence: The newspaper editorial castigating the city council for approving the project in the first place.

  1. Heckling (verb)

Meaning: interrupt (a public speaker) with derisive or aggressive comments or abuse. (चिल्लाना)

Synonyms: jeer, taunt, disrupt

Sentence: The ceremony was disrupted by unprecedented heckling and slogan-chanting.

  1. Affability (noun)

Meaning: the quality of having a friendly and good-natured manner. (नेकी)

Synonyms: friendliness, amiability, geniality

Antonyms: disagreeableness, unpleasantness

Sentence: He was beloved by the nation for his affability toward people from all walks of life.

  1. Rendezvous (noun)

Meaning: a meeting at an agreed time and place, typically between two people. (मिलन)

Synonyms: appointment, assignation, date

Sentence: He made a rendezvous with her in Times Square.

  1. Imperceptibly (adv.)

Meaning: in a way that is so slight, gradual, or subtle as not to be perceived. (अगोचर रूप से)

Synonyms: crescively, gradually

Antonyms: abruptly, suddenly

Sentence: The disease develops gradually and imperceptibly.

  1. Lambent (adj.)

Meaning: (of light or fire) glowing, gleaming, or flickering with a soft radiance. (उज्ज्वल)

Synonyms: beaming, luminous, glowing

Antonyms: dim, dull, dark

Sentence: The lambent flames from our campfire cast a comforting glow.

  1. Grandiose (adj.)

Meaning: impressive and imposing in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so. (दिखावटी)

Synonyms: magnificent, impressive, grand

Antonyms: modest, unpretentious

Sentence: He’s always producing grandiose plans that never work.

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