The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th October 2022

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  1. Apocryphal (adj.)

Meaning: (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true. (शंकायुक्त)

Synonyms: fictitious, made-up, untrue

Antonyms: real, factual, literal

Sentence: Most of the stories about him are apocryphal.

  1. Centrist (adj.)

Meaning: having moderate political views or policies. (मध्यमार्गी)

Synonyms: conventional, neutral

Antonyms: extremist, radical, revolutionary

Sentence: Several centrist candidates were elected, apparently in a reaction against the extremists.

  1. Miserliness (noun)

Meaning: excessive desire to save money; extreme meanness. (कंजूसी)

Synonyms: avarice, acquisitiveness, parsimony

Antonyms: bounty, generosity, largesse

Sentence: The party earned a damaging reputation for miserliness by cutting pensions.

  1. Anecdote (noun)

Meaning: a short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. (उपाख्यान)

Synonyms: story, tale, narrative

Sentence: This research is based on anecdotes, not facts.

  1. Digressions (noun)

Meaning: a temporary departure from the main subject in speech or writing. (विषयांतर)

Synonyms: deviation, detour, diversion

Sentence: After several digressions, he finally got to the point.

  1. Palliate (verb)

Meaning: to make more bearable or less severe (कम करना)

Synonyms: allay, alleviate, assuage

Antonyms: aggravate, exacerbate

Sentence: This medicine should palliate your cough at least a little.

  1. Hectored (verb)

Meaning: talk to (someone) in a bullying way. (बदमाशी से बात करना)

Synonyms: bully, intimidate, browbeat

Antonyms: comforted, consoled, soothed

Sentence: Brooks had hectored employees who refused to work overtime.

  1. Indelible (adj.)

Meaning: (of ink or a pen) making marks that cannot be removed. (अमिट)

Synonyms: ineradicable, inerasable, ineffaceable

Antonyms: eradicable, erasable

Sentence: The blood had left an indelible mark on her shirt.

  1. Milieu (noun)

Meaning: a person’s social environment. (प्रतिवेश)

Synonyms: environment, ambient, atmosphere

Sentence: Coming from another milieu, she found life as an actor’s wife very strange at first.

  1. Gleaned (verb)

Meaning: extract (information) from various sources. (से प्राप्त)

Synonyms: obtain, get, take

Sentence: What do you glean from the news?

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