The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 179

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1) Downbeat (Adjective) — निराशावादी

Meaning: pessimistic or gloomy.

Synonyms: pessimistic, gloomy, negative

Antonyms: upbeat

Usage: “the assessment of the UK’s economic prospects is downbeat”


2) Mayhem (Noun) — हाथापाई

Meaning: violent or extreme disorder; chaos.

Synonyms: chaos, disorder, confusion

Antonyms:calm, harmony, order

Usage: “complete mayhem broke out”


3) Depreciation (Noun) — मूल्यह्रास

Meaning: a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due in particular to wear and tear.

Synonyms: devaluation, devaluing, decrease in value


Usage: “provision should be made for depreciation of fixed assets”


4) Deferment (Noun) — स्थगितकरण

Meaning: the action or fact of putting something off to a later time; postponement.

Synonyms: postponement, deferral, suspension

Antonyms: advance, continuation, persistence

Usage: “deferment of the decision”


5) Jibe (Noun) — उपहास

Meaning: an insulting or mocking remark; a taunt.

Synonyms: taunt, sneer, jeer, insult

Antonyms: applaud, cheer, acclaim

Usage: “a jibe at his old rivals”


6) Quixotic (Adjective) — अत्यंत आदर्शवादी

Meaning: extremely idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.

Synonyms: idealistic, unbusinesslike, romantic

Antonyms: realistic, sensible,thoughtful

Usage: “a vast and perhaps quixotic project”


7) Assertion (Noun) — अभिकथन

Meaning: a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.

Synonyms: declaration, contention, statement

Antonyms: disavowal, denial, desertion, quiet

Usage: “his assertion that his father had deserted the family”


8) Conceded (Verb) — स्वीकार करना

Meaning: admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.

Synonyms: admit, acknowledge, accept, allow

Antonyms: deny

Usage:”I had to concede that I’d overreacted”


9) Defied (Verb) — अवज्ञा करना

Meaning: openly resist or refuse to obey.

Synonyms:  disobey, refuse to obey, go against

Antonyms: obey, surrender

Usage: “a woman who defies convention”


10) Premise (Noun) — प्रस्ताव

Meaning: an assertion or proposition which forms the basis for a work or theory.

Synonyms: proposition, assumption, hypothesis

Antonyms: denial, fact, reality, rejection

Usage: “the fundamental premise of the report”

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