The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 10th September 2022
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- Opprobrious (adj.)
Meaning: (of language) expressing scorn or criticism. (अपमानजनक)
Synonyms: abusive, vituperative, derogatory
Antonyms: respectful, civil, courteous
Sentence: An opprobrious attack on the alleged corruption in the police department.
- Delectable (adj.)
Meaning: (of food or drink) delicious. (स्वादिष्ट)
Synonyms: delicious, mouthwatering, appetizing
Antonyms: distasteful, tasteless, flavorless,
Sentence: Delectable smells rose from the kitchen.
- Anomaly (noun)
Meaning: something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. (विसंगति)
Synonyms: oddity, peculiarity, abnormality
Antonyms: norm, ordinary, usual
Sentence: snow in July is an anomaly in most of the northern hemisphere.
- Troth (noun)
Meaning: faith or loyalty when pledged in a solemn agreement or undertaking. (विश्वास)
Synonyms: commitment, agreement, faith
Antonyms: disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness
Sentence: This troth seems to be self-evident.
- Preponderance (noun)
Meaning: the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance. (प्रधानता)
Synonyms: prevalence, predominance, dominance
Antonyms: insignificance, inferiority, mediocrity
Sentence: The preponderance of evidence suggests that he’s guilty.
- Asceticism (noun)
Meaning: severe self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons. (वैराग्य)
Synonyms: austerity, self-denial, abstinence
Antonyms: kindness, lenience
Sentence: He exemplified the virtues of renunciation, asceticism, and restraint.
- Reprobate (noun)
Meaning: an unprincipled person (often used humorously or affectionately). (अनैतिक)
Synonyms: rogue, scoundrel, brute
Antonyms: ethical, moral, principled
Sentence: There was a reprobate judge who took bribes and often give wrong decisions,
- Provenance (noun)
Meaning: the place of origin or earliest known history of something. (उत्पत्ति)
Synonyms: origin, source, place of origin
Sentence: The provenance of the paintings is unknown.
- Pittance (noun)
Meaning: a very small or inadequate amount of money paid to someone as an allowance or wage. (अल्प भाग)
Synonyms: very small amount, a tiny amount, an insufficient amount
Antonyms: big buck, treasure
Sentence: The internship offers only a pittance of salary, but it is a great opportunity to gain experience.
- Prickly (adj.)
Meaning: (of a person) ready to take offense. (चिड़चिड़ा)
Synonyms: irritable, irascible, peevish
Antonyms: companionable, cordial, extroverted
Sentence: she dreaded having to deal with her prickly boss
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