The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 12th August 2022
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- Polyglot (adj.)
Meaning: knowing or using several languages. (बहुभाषी)
Synonyms: diglot, linguist, multilingual
Antonyms: monolingual. unilingual. monoglot.
Sentence: She was reading a polyglot bible, with the text in English, Latin and Greek.
- Pontificating (verb)
Meaning: express one’s opinions in a way considered annoyingly pompous and dogmatic. (व्याख्या करना)
Synonyms: expound, declaim, preach
Antonyms: humble, lowly, modest
Sentence: Politicians like to pontificate about falling standards.
- Brusque (adj.)
Meaning: abrupt or offhand in speech or manner. (अशिष्ट)
Synonyms: abrupt, blunt, terse
Antonyms: circuitous, mealymouthed, civil
Sentence: Madison’s brusque style tends to irritate colleagues.
- Quibble (noun)
Meaning: a slight objection or criticism about a trivial matter. (वक्रोक्ति)
Synonyms: minor criticism, trivial objection, trivial complaint
Antonyms: applaud, commend, compliment
Sentence: The only quibble about this book is the lack of color illustrations.
- Scantily (adv.)
Meaning: in a way that is small or insufficient in quantity or amount. (थोड़े में)
Synonyms: barely, hardly, slightly
Antonyms: abundantly, plentifully, entirely
Sentence: The bedroom was scantily furnished.
- Hedonistic (adj.)
Meaning: engaged in the pursuit of pleasure; sensually self-indulgent. (सुखवादी)
Synonyms: self-indulgent, indulgent, pleasure-seeking
Antonyms: self-abnegating, self-denying
Sentence: New York, a city known for its hedonistic nightlife
- Insalubrious (adj.)
Meaning: (especially of a climate or locality) not salubrious; unhealthy. (अस्वस्थ)
Synonyms: seedy, unsavory, sordid
Antonyms: healthful, healthy
Sentence: After inhaling the insalubrious city smog for a month, I was happy to once again breathe in the fresh air of the country.
- Woebegone (adj.)
Meaning: sad or miserable in appearance. (शोकग्रस्त)
Synonyms: sad, unhappy, miserable
Antonyms: blissful, joyful, delighted
Sentence: There’s no need to look so woebegone – we can get it fixed.
- Decimation (noun)
Meaning: the state or fact of being rendered non-existent (बरबादी)
Synonyms: annihilation, demolishment, demolition
Antonyms: building, construction, protection
Sentence: The virtual decimation of the coastal town was caused by the hurricane.
- Arbiter (noun)
Meaning: a person who settles a dispute or has ultimate authority in a matter. (मध्यस्थ)
Synonyms: adjudicator, arbitrator, judge
Sentence: He was the ultimate arbiter on both theological and political matters.
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