The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 167

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1) Shunning (Verb) – त्यागना, नजरअंदाज करना

Meaning: persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.

Synonyms: avoid, evade, eschew, steer clear of

Antonyms: accept, seek, welcome

Usage: “he shunned fashionable society”


2) Abrogating (Vern) — अभिनिषेध करना

Meaning: repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement).

Synonyms: repudiate, revoke, repeal, rescind

Antonyms:  institute, introduce

Usage: “a proposal to abrogate temporarily the right to strike”


3) Stealthy (Adjective) — गुढ़

Meaning: behaving or done in a cautious and surreptitious manner, so as not to be seen or heard.

Synonyms: furtive, secretive, secret, surreptitious

Antonyms:  open

Usage: “stealthy footsteps”


4) Portents (Noun) — पूर्वसूचना

Meaning: a sign or warning that a momentous or calamitous event is likely to happen.

Synonyms: omen, sign, indication, presage

Antonyms: doom

Usage: “many birds are regarded as being portents of death”


5) Impediment (Noun) — बाधा

Meaning: a hindrance or obstruction in doing something.

Synonyms: hindrance, obstruction, obstacle

Antonyms: benefit

Usage: “a serious impediment to scientific progress”


6) Purported (Verb) — दावा करना

Meaning: appear to be or do something, especially falsely.

Synonyms: claim, lay claim, profess, pretend

Antonyms: real, genuine, improbable, obscure

Usage: “she is not the person she purports to be”


7) Bifurcation (Noun) — द्विभाजन

Meaning: the division of something into two branches or parts.

Synonyms: division, split, breakup

Antonyms: unification, union, merger

Usage: “the bifurcation of the profession”


8) Gubernatorial (Adjective) — गवर्नर संबंधी

Meaning: relating to a governor

Synonyms: administrative, directorial, executive

Antonyms: non-managerial, non-supervisory,non-administrative

Usage:”a gubernatorial election”


9) Demotion (Noun) — पदावनति

Meaning: reduction in rank or status.

Synonyms:bump, reduction, degradation

Antonyms: promotion, ascent, rise

Usage: “she could remain on the staff if she accepted demotion to ordinary lecturer”


10) Cynical (Adjective) — निंदकीय या संदेहपूर्ण

Meaning: doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile.

Synonyms: sceptical, doubtful, distrustful

Antonyms: optimistic, credulous

Usage: “most residents are cynical about efforts to clean mobsters out of their city”

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