The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 8th January 2022
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- Complacency (noun)
Meaning: a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements. (शालीनता)
Synonyms: smugness, self-satisfaction, self-approval
Antonyms: humbleness, humility, modesty
Sentence: Doctors have warned against complacency in fighting common diseases.
- Harshest (adj.)
Meaning: unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses. (सख्त से सख्त)
Synonyms: grating, jarring, grinding
Antonyms: easy, light, soft
Sentence: Your hair will feel soft and happy throughout even the harshest of winters.
- Ignominy (noun)
Meaning: public shame or disgrace. (बदनामी)
Synonyms: shame, humiliation, embarrassment
Antonyms: esteem, honor, respect
Sentence: He spent the remainder of his life in ignominy after being involved in a bribery scandal.
- Exemption (noun)
Meaning: the process of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others. (मुक्ति)
Synonyms: dispensation, indemnity, exclusion
Antonyms: exposure, liability, openness
Sentence: You qualify for a tax exemption on the loan.
- Atonement (noun)
Meaning: an action taken in order to redeem oneself (प्रायश्चित करना)
Synonyms: amends, expiation, reparation
Antonyms: accusation, arraignment, impeachment
Sentence: He sent her some flowers in atonement for his earlier rudeness.
- Pageantry (noun)
Meaning: elaborate display or ceremony. (जलूस)
Synonyms: display, ceremony, magnificence
Antonyms: simplicity, understatement
Sentence: She loved the pageantry and tradition of the Royal Family.
- Synchronous (adj.)
Meaning: existing or occurring at the same time. (एक समय का)
Synonyms: coetaneous, coeval, coexistent
Antonyms: asynchronous, noncontemporary, nonsimultaneous
Sentence: Thus, tidal forces can lead to synchronous rotation.
- Desperation (noun)
Meaning: a state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behavior. (निराशा)
Synonyms: hopelessness, despair, distress
Antonyms: hope, hopefulness, cheer
Sentence: She resorted to stealing food out of desperation.
- Sacrilege (noun)
Meaning: violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred. (अपवित्रीकरण)
Synonyms: desecration, profanity, profaneness
Antonyms: adoration, glorification, worship
Sentence: It is sacrilege to steal a crucifix from an altar.
- Vehemence (noun)
Meaning: the display of strong feeling; passion. (उत्साह)
Synonyms: passion, ardor, fervor
Antonyms: impassiveness, impassivity, aloofness
Sentence: She was astonished at his vehemence.
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