The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  12th October 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  12th October 2023

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  1. Avouchment (noun)

Meaning: a solemn and often public declaration of the truth or existence of something (घोषणा)

Synonyms: declaration, assertion, claim

Antonyms: dispute, question

Sentence: Your avouchment of his good intentions means he won’t be disciplined.

  1. Pang (noun)

Meaning: a sudden sharp pain or painful emotion. (पीड़ा)

Synonyms: pain, sting, discomfort

Antonyms: aid, assist, comfort

Sentence: He experienced a sudden pang of conscience.

  1. Wrest (verb)

Meaning: to draw out by force or with effort (खींचना)

Synonyms: wrench, pull, extract

Antonyms: insert, instill

Sentence: I managed to wrest the photograph from his grasp.

  1. Stealthiest (adj.)

Meaning: behaving, done, or made in a cautious and surreptitious manner, so as not to be seen or heard. (गुप्त)

Synonyms: furtive, secretive, clandestine

Antonyms: open, public

Sentence: Cats are among the stealthiest of stalkers.

  1. Evermore (adv.)

Meaning: (chiefly used for rhetorical effect or in ecclesiastical contexts) always. (हमेशा के लिये)

Synonyms: always, forever, eternally

Antonyms: never, nevermore, ne’er

Sentence: The editor’s decision is final and shall evermore remain so.

  1. Headlong (adv.)

Meaning: in a rush; with reckless haste. (हड़बड़ी)

Synonyms: hurried, rushed, sudden

Antonyms: deliberate, unhurried, calculated

Sentence: Those who rush headlong to join in the latest craze.

  1. Obduracy (noun)

Meaning: a steadfast adherence to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion (हठ)

Synonyms: obdurateness, obstinacy, stubbornness

Antonyms: broad-mindedness, open-mindedness, reasonability

Sentence: His error was sheer obduracy in refusing to admit a mistake.

  1. Encrust (verb)

Meaning: cover (something) with a hard surface layer. (जमना)

Synonyms: coagulate, congeal, cover

Sentence: She arrived home with her knees encrusted with mud.

  1. Gullible (adj.)

Meaning: easily persuaded to believe something; credulous. (भोला)

Synonyms: credulous, over-trusting, easily deceived

Antonyms: cynical, mistrustful, sophisticated

Sentence: He’s so gullible he’ll believe anything.

  1. Solace (verb)

Meaning: give comfort or consolation to. (आश्वासन)

Synonyms: comfort, console, cheer

Antonyms: anguish, distress

Sentence: She smiled, as though solaced by the memory.



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