The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  12th November 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  12th November 2022

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 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Enervate (verb)

Meaning: cause (someone) to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken. (कमज़ोर)

Synonyms: exhaust, tire, fatigue

Antonyms: strengthen, fortify, energize

Sentence: The hot sun enervated her to the point of collapse.

  1. Prim (adj.)

Meaning: stiffly formal and respectable; feeling or showing disapproval of anything regarded as improper. (नैतिक)

Synonyms: puritanical, proper, moral

Antonyms: permissive, improper, indecent

Sentence: A very prim and proper matron was in charge of the girls’ dorm.

  1. Vaunt (verb)

Meaning: boast about or praise (something), especially excessively. (अपनी बड़ाई करना)

Synonyms: boast, brag, pride

Antonyms: belittle, underrate

Sentence: Even the noblest of fellows have been known to vaunt a bit.

  1. Unscathed (adj.)

Meaning: without suffering any injury, damage, or harm. (अहानिकर)

Synonyms: unharmed, unhurt, uninjured

Antonyms: damaged, injured, hurt

Sentence: He escaped unscathed from the accident.

  1. Hale and Hearty (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person, especially an elderly one) strong and healthy. (चुस्त और तंदुरुस्त)

Synonyms: healthy, well, fit

Antonyms: ill, feeble, sick

Sentence: She was still hale and hearty in her nineties.

  1. Hanker (verb)

Meaning: feel a strong desire for or to do something. (लालायित होना)

Synonyms: yearn, crave, desire

Antonyms: abhor, abominate, despise

Sentence: What did you hanker after most when you were in prison?

  1. Startling (adj.)

Meaning: very surprising, astonishing, or remarkable. (चौंकाने)

Synonyms: surprising, astonishing, amazing

Antonyms: unsurprising, common, usual

Sentence: Her technical accomplishment on the piano is startling.

  1. Sedentary (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) tending to spend much time seated; somewhat inactive. (निष्क्रिय)

Synonyms: dormant, immobile, inanimate

Antonyms: active, mobile, busy

Sentence: They led a sedentary life after retirement, spending their days in front of the television.

  1. Autonomous (adj.)

Meaning: (of a country or region) having the freedom to govern itself or control its own affairs. (स्वायत्तशासी)

Synonyms: independent, self-governed, self-governing

Antonyms: dependent, non-self-governing, subject, unfree

Sentence: They proudly declared themselves part of a new autonomous province.

  1. Moratorium (noun)

Meaning: a temporary prohibition of an activity. (रोक)

Synonyms: stop, ban,

Antonyms: continuance, continuation

Sentence: The debt was to be subject to a five-year moratorium.

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