The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Last Lap | 22 August

The Hindu Editorial Article of 22 August 2020 – Last Lap.

Lap (noun) किनारा
Meaning:- an overlapping or projecting part.
Synonyms:-course, distance
Example:- Hester threw herself on her knees, and buried her face in her mother’s lap.

Glitzy (adjective) जादुई
Meaning:- attractive in a showy and often superficial way.
Synonyms:-baroque, beautiful, elegant
Antonyms:- dull, offensive

Extravaganza (noun) कल्पात्मक नाटक
Meaning:- an elaborate and spectacular entertainment or production.
Synonyms:-pageant, spectacular, caricature
Antonyms:- hiding, reality, truth
Example:- These stories, in their grotesque severities, have almost the air of an extravaganza.

Convention (noun) सम्मेलन
Meaning: -a large meeting or conference, especially of members of a political party or a particular profession or group.
Synonyms:-meeting, show, assemblage
Antonyms:- disagreement, discord, strangeness
Example:- In the twelfth month of 1792 a convention of reformers was held at Edinburgh.

Oust (verb) बाहर निकालना
Meaning:- drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place.
Synonyms:-depose, dethrone, dislodge
Antonyms:- hire, place, take in
Example:- She sought to oust them by thinking of any one else, of Aggie, of Joe.

Incumbent (adjective) निर्भर
Meaning:- (of an official or regime) currently holding office.
Synonyms:-binding, necessary, compelling
Antonyms:- unnecessary
Example:- It was incumbent upon Mr. Gladstone to lead the opposition to this motion.

Repercussions (noun) नतीजों
Meaning:- an unintended consequence of an event or action, especially an unwelcome one.
Synonyms:-backlash, chain reaction, effect
Antonyms:- cause
Example:- The “repercussions” of the Jameson Raid were not overlooked.

Enmeshed (verb) उलझा हुआ
Meaning:- cause to become entangled in something.
Synonyms:-embroil, ensnare, entangle
Antonyms:- disentangle, exclude
Example:- Then, after the editor is under obligations, favors are asked and the editor is enmeshed.

Eloquent (adjective) सुवक्ता
Meaning:- fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.

Woo (verb) प्रीति करना
Meaning:- seek the favour, support, or custom of.
Synonyms:-affecting, ardent, articulate
Antonyms:- apathetic, calm, cold
Example:- When all was “right,” how eloquent the lip-music of coachee!

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Wobbling (verb) डगमगाना
Meaning:- move or cause to move unsteadily from side to side.
Synonyms:-quaking, quivering, staggering
Example:- If to be spread, use strong wire to support with no wobbling.

Bungling (adjective) विफल
Meaning:- making or characterized by many clumsy mistakes.
Synonyms:-amateurish, awkward, gauche
Antonyms:- expert
Example:- Is it because we are bungling legislators that they wish for us in London?

Eviscerate (verb) महत्वपूर्ण तत्व निकाल लेना
Meaning:- deprive (something) of its essential content.
Synonyms:-devitalize, gut, weaken
Example:- It is decided to catch a trout, eviscerate him, and obtain internal and indisputable evidence.

Debacle (noun) पराजय
Meaning:- a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco.
Synonyms:-beating, collapse
Antonyms:- accomplishment, attainment
Example:- The next subject upon which I thought I might tackle him was the “Debacle.”

Pivotal (adjective) केंद्रीय
Meaning:- of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else.
Synonyms:-central, climactic, critical
Antonyms:- inessential, minor
Example:- Let us picture this pivotal scene of his life and of American history.

Self-congratulatory (adjective) आत्म-बधाई
Meaning:- unduly complacent or proud regarding one’s personal achievements or qualities; self-satisfied.
Synonyms:-arrogant, smug, bigheaded
Antonyms:- humble, meek, unsure
Example:- Teresa, however, was not at all self-congratulatory on the subject of her gown.

Endgame (noun)
Meaning:- the final stage of a game such as chess or bridge, when few pieces or cards remain.

Referendum (noun) जनमत संग्रह
Meaning:- a general vote by the electorate on a single political question which has been referred to them for a direct decision.
Synonyms:-election, poll, vote
Example:- Advised his congregations to adopt the recall and referendum.

Resonates (verb) संबंधित
Meaning:- evoke images, memories, and emotions.
Synonyms:-echo, reverberate, vibrate
Example:- In fact it “resonates,” or sings back, when it hears this note.

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