The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 12th September 2022
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- Mitigate (verb)
Meaning: make it less severe, serious, or painful. (कम करना)
Synonyms: alleviate, reduce, diminish
Antonyms: aggravate, exacerbate
Sentence: He wanted to mitigate misery in the world.
- Fissiparous (adj.)
Meaning: inclined to cause or undergo division into separate parts or groups. (विभाजित)
Synonyms: division, partition, separation
Antonyms: assemblage, association
Sentence: High-quality, fissiparous yeast can resist high temperature, it is available for summer production, and has a low-down energy cost.
- Mediocrity (noun)
Meaning: the quality or state of being mediocre. (सामान्यता)
Synonyms: ordinariness, commonplaceness, averageness
Antonyms: distinction, excellence, excellency
Sentence: She’s a perfectionist who refuses to settle for mediocrity.
- Amassed (verb)
Meaning: gather together or accumulate (a large amount or number of valuable material or things) over a period of time. (जमा कर रखे)
Synonyms: gather, collect, assemble
Antonyms: dispelled, dispersed, dissipated
Sentence: They amassed huge wealth by plundering the colonies.
- Pauper (noun)
Meaning: a very poor person. (कंगाल)
Synonyms: poor person, indigent, bankrupt
Antonyms: affluent, billionaire, tycoon
Sentence: He died a pauper and is buried in an unmarked grave.
- Quietus (noun)
Meaning: death or something that causes death, regarded as a release from life. (मरण)
Synonyms: death, decease, demise
Antonyms: birth, nativity, Existence
Sentence: After weeks of suffering, the cancer-stricken cat received a quietus of the pain by taking her final nap.
- Pretense (noun)
Meaning: an attempt to make something, not the case appear true. (दिखावा)
Synonyms: make-believe, act, faking
Antonyms: demureness, sincerity
Sentence: I’m just astounded by you and your pretense.
- Inopportune (adj.)
Meaning: occurring at an inconvenient or inappropriate time. (बेवक़्त)
Synonyms: untimely, ill-timed, badly timed
Antonyms: timely, expected
Sentence: They arrived at an inopportune moment.
- Penchant (noun)
Meaning: a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something. (लगन)
Synonyms: liking, fondness, preference
Antonyms: apathy, dislike, distaste
Sentence: She has a penchant for Indian food.
- Raucous (adj.)
Meaning: making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise. (कर्कश)
Synonyms: harsh, strident, screeching
Antonyms: sedate, sober, quiet
Sentence: I heard the raucous call of the crows.
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