The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 12th May 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 12th May 2021

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  1. Incumbent (Noun) – Trick: Bent to come

Meaning: The official who holds an office

Synonyms: Officeholder, Awardee, Honoree

Antonyms: Applicant, Candidate, Prospect

Sentence: He defeated incumbent CM by a large margin.

  1. Reiterate (verb) – Trick: Re (Repeat) + Rate

Meaning: To repeat an opinion, statement etc (बार बार दुहराना)

Synonyms: Repeat, Recapitulate, Echo, Duplicate

Antonyms: Abjure, Call off, cancel

Sentence: Let me reiterate the Important points of today’s class.

  1. Egalitarian (Noun) – Trick: Eagles

Meaning: A person who believes in the equality of all people

Synonyms: Democrat, Leveller, Socialist

Antonyms: Snob, Snoot, High-Hat

Sentence: I still believe in the notion of an egalitarian society.

  1. Intrusive (Adj.) – Trick: Enter + five

Meaning: Tending to intrude (दखल)

Synonyms: Interfering, Obtrusive, Trespassing

Antonyms: Quiet, Reserved, Taciturn, withdrawn

Sentence: The photographers and media were pushy and intrusive.

  1. Conundrum (Noun) – Trick: Koun + Drum

Meaning: A difficult problem or hard to understand

Synonyms: Closed book, enigma, puzzle, secret

Antonyms: Obviousness, Solution, Clarification

Sentence: The administration is facing a familiar conundrum.

  1. Voracity – Trick: Bora + City

Meaning: Excessive desire to eat (पेटूपन)

Synonyms: Rapacity, ravenousness, sweet tooth

Antonyms: Glut, Repletion, Satisfaction

Sentence: He ate with the voracity of a starving man.

  1. Constraint (Noun) – Trick: Restrain

Meaning: Something that limits you

Synonyms: Continence, Discipline, Discretion

Antonyms: Candour, Frankness

Sentence: I felt free to speak to her without constraint.

  1. Trivial (adj.) – Trick: Third (class) + Value

Meaning: Of little value or importance (तुच्छ)

Synonyms: Frivolous, Insignificant, Minor

Antonyms: Decisive, fatal, Chief, Dominant

Sentence: We were punished for a trivial offence.

  1. Preponderant (adj.) – Trick: Ponds Powder

Meaning: Large in number or more important than others

Synonyms: Dominant, Majority, Overall

Antonyms: Aberrant, Unconventional, Deviant

Sentence: In start-ups Passion is preponderant.

  1. Stagnant (adj.) – Trick: Pregnant

Meaning: Not flowing or moving

Synonyms: Frozen, motionless, still

Antonyms: Mobile, Movable, Flexible

Sentence: Few fish survive in the stagnant waters of the lake.

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