The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  10th November 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  10th November 2022

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 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Prophylactic (adj.)

Meaning: concerned with or serving to keep something from happening (प्रतिबंधक)

Synonyms: precautionary, preventative, preventive

Antonyms: aiding, assisting, easing

Sentence: The many prophylactic measures that city officials could have taken to reduce the scope of the disaster.

  1. Killjoy (noun)

Meaning: a person who deliberately spoils the enjoyment of others through resentful or overly sober behavior. (मज़ा खराब करने वाला)

Synonyms: spoilsport, moaner, complainer

Antonyms: jester, reveller, celebrator

Sentence: Don’t invite him. He’s such a killjoy.

  1. Egging (verb)

Meaning: urge or encourage someone to do something, especially something foolish or risky. (अनुरोध करना)

Synonyms: urge, goad, incite

Sentence: Stop egging him on to drink more!

  1. Languorous (adj.)

Meaning: characterized by tiredness or inactivity, especially of a pleasurable kind. (सुस्त)

Synonyms: languid, lackadaisical, listless

Antonyms: ambitious, energetic, active

Sentence: Summer has a slow, languorous feel to it here.

  1. Acquisitiveness (noun)

Meaning: excessive interest in acquiring money or material things. (अर्जनशीलता)

Synonyms: greediness, covetousness, cupidity

Antonyms: gratification, satisfaction, contentment

Sentence: His villa is filled with evidence of his acquisitiveness.

  1. Fritter (verb)

Meaning: waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters. (व्यर्थ नष्ट करना)

Synonyms: squander, waste, misuse

Antonyms: conserve, save

Sentence: I wish we hadn’t frittered the money away so easily

  1. Intrepid (noun)

Meaning: strength of mind to carry on in spite of danger (निडरता)

Synonyms: courage, bravery, fearlessness

Antonyms: cowardice, timidity, fearfulness

Sentence: To be an astronaut, you must be an intrepid person who craves adventure and is not afraid of heights.

  1. Mercurial (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind. (अस्थिर)

Synonyms: volatile, capricious, temperamental

Antonyms: certain, changeless, constant

Sentence: Advertising is a mercurial business.

  1. Voluble (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) talking fluently, readily, or incessantly. (बातूनी)

Synonyms: talkative, verbose, garrulous

Antonyms: silent, speechless, quiet

Sentence: Clarissa was extremely voluble on the subject of good manners.

  1. Decrepit (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) elderly and infirm. (बूढ़ा)

Synonyms: feeble, infirm, weak

Sentence: A decrepit old man sat on a park bench.

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