The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 159

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1) Culmination (Noun) — परिणति

Meaning: the highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.

Synonyms: climax, pinnacle, peak, high point

Antonyms: nadir

Usage: “the deal marked the culmination of years of negotiation”

 

2) Skulduggery (Noun) — प्रवंचना, ठगी, धोखाधड़ी

Meaning: underhand, unscrupulous, or dishonest behaviour or activities.

Synonyms: trickery, swindling, fraudulence, double-dealing

Antonyms: trickery, hanky-panky, jiggery-pokery

Usage: “a firm that investigates commercial skulduggery”

 

3) Slugfest (Noun) — एक कठिन और चुनौतीपूर्ण प्रतियोगिता

Meaning: a tough and challenging contest, especially in sports such as boxing and baseball.

Synonyms: altercation, brawl, dogfight, fisticuffs

Antonyms: agreement, calm, harmony

Usage: “the fight brought back memories of the classic 1976 Lyle-Foreman slugfest”

 

4) Wedge (Noun) — पच्चर

Meaning: a piece of wood, metal, etc. having one thick end and tapering to a thin edge, that is driven between two objects or parts of an object to secure or separate them.

Synonyms: tapered block, chock

Antonyms: full, remove

Usage: “the door was secured by a wedge”

 

5) Abstained (Verb) – बचना या निराश होना

Meaning: restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.

Synonyms: refrain, desist, hold back

Antonyms: accepted, allowed, continued

Usage: “most pregnant women abstain or drink very little”

 

6) Facetious (Adjective) — हासकर

Meaning: treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour; flippant.

Synonyms: flippant, flip, glib, frivolous

Antonyms: serious

Usage: “a facetious remark”

 

7) Concur (Verb) – सहमत होना

Meaning: be of the same opinion; agree.

Synonyms: agree, be in agreement, be in accord

Antonyms: disagree

Usage: “the authors concurred with the majority”

 

8) Remuneration (Noun) — पारिश्रमिक

Meaning: money paid for work or a service.

Synonyms: payment, pay, salary, wages

Antonyms: nonpayment, avoidance, default

Usage: “they work in excess of their contracted hours for no additional remuneration”

 

9) Adjudicating (Verb) — निर्णय करना

Meaning: make a formal judgement on a disputed matter.

Synonyms: judge, adjudge, try, hear, examine

Antonyms: deferring, dodging, hesitating

Usage: “the Committee adjudicates on all betting disputes”

 

10) Intervene (Verb) — हस्तक्षेप करना

Meaning: take part in something so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events.

Synonyms: intercede, involve oneself, get involved

Antonyms: combine, connect, ignore

Usage: “he acted outside his authority when he intervened in the dispute”

 

11) Fallacious (Adjective) – मिथ्या या ग़लत धारणा पर आधारित

Meaning: based on a mistaken belief.

Synonyms: erroneous, false, untrue, wrong

Antonyms: true, correct

Usage: “fallacious arguments”

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