The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th May 2022

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  1. Disposition (noun)

Meaning: a person’s inherent qualities of mind and character. (स्वभाव)

Synonyms: nature, character, mentality

Sentence: Your sunny disposition has a way of rubbing off on those around you.

  1. Hubris (noun)

Meaning: excessive pride or self-confidence. (अभिमान)

Synonyms: arrogance, conceit, conceitedness

Antonyms: humbleness, humility, modesty

Sentence: The self-assured hubris among economists was shaken in the late 1980s.

  1. Formidable (adj.)

Meaning: inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable. (दुर्जेय)

Synonyms: intimidating, forbidding, redoubtable

Antonyms: calming, comforting, consoling

Sentence: No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.

  1. Indecisive (adj.)

Meaning: not settling an issue. (दुविधा में पड़ा हुआ)

Synonyms: inconclusive, proving nothing, settling nothing

Antonyms: conclusive, decisive, definable

Sentence: He was criticized as a weak and indecisive leader.

  1. Detriment (noun)

Meaning: the state of being harmed or damaged. (हानि)

Synonyms: harm, loss, damage

Antonyms: gain, recovery, cure

Sentence: Smoking is a detriment to one’s health.

  1. Delineate (verb)

Meaning: describe or portray (something) precisely. (चित्रित करना)

Synonyms: describe, set forth, set out

Sentence: The law should delineate and prohibit behavior that is socially abhorrent.

  1. Haywire (adj.)

Meaning: erratic; out of control. (उत्तेजित)

Synonyms: out of order, erratic, faulty

Antonyms: in order, under control

Sentence: After that, things started to go haywire.

  1. Contemplate (verb)

Meaning: look thoughtfully for a long time. (मनन)

Synonyms: look at, view, regard

Antonyms: disregard, ignore, overlook

Sentence: He sat on the carpet contemplating his image in the mirrors.

  1. Bamboozle (verb)

Meaning: fool or cheat (someone). (धोखा देना)

Synonyms: trick, deceive, delude

Antonyms: expose, reveal

Sentence: She was bamboozled into telling them her credit card number.

  1. Fleeting (adj.)

Meaning: lasting for a very short time. (क्षणभंगुर)

Synonyms: rushed, transient, rapid

Antonyms: ceaseless, dateless, deathless

Sentence: Hoping to get a fleeting glimpse of a whale underwater.

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