The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th August 2021

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  1. Appetite (noun)

Meaning: a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, especially for food. (भूख)

Synonyms: hunger, ravenousness, hungriness

Antonyms: inappetence, satiety, satisfaction

Sentence: Don’t eat before dinner, as it will spoil your appetite.

  1. Erroneous (adj.)

Meaning: wrong; incorrect. (ग़लत)

Synonyms: incorrect, mistaken, in error

Antonyms: accurate, correct, right

Sentence: Employers sometimes make erroneous assumptions.

  1. Scribe (noun)

Meaning: a person who copies out documents, especially one employed to do this before printing was invented. (मुंशी)

Synonyms: clerk, secretary, copyist

Sentence: The scribe keeps the minutes of the club’s meetings.

  1. Ameliorate (verb)

Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better. (सुधार)

Synonyms: improve, make better, enhance

Antonyms: worsen, disfigure, mar

Sentence: The reform did much to ameliorate living standards.

  1. Erudite (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing great knowledge or learning. (वैज्ञानिक)

Synonyms: learned, scholarly, well educated

Antonyms: illiterate, uneducated, unlearned

Sentence: He could turn any conversation into an erudite discussion.

  1. Imbecile (noun)

Meaning: a stupid person. (मूर्ख)

Synonyms: fool, idiot, cretin

Antonyms: genius, intellect

Sentence: The king was an imbecile.

  1. Probity (noun)

Meaning: the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency. (ईमानदारी)

Synonyms: integrity, honesty, uprightness

Antonyms: evil, dishonesty, immorality

Sentence: A person of indisputable probity must head the disciplinary panel.

  1. Crusader (noun)

Meaning: a fighter in the medieval Crusades. (जेहादी)

Synonyms: campaigner, fighter, battler

Antonyms: dabbler, dilettante, nonmilitant

Sentence: He fought as a crusader at the Navas de Tolosa, he went to Rome to be crowned and did voluntary homage to the pope.

  1. Pertained (verb)

Meaning: be appropriate, related, or applicable. (संबंधित)

Synonyms: concern, relate to, involve

Antonyms: irrelevant, irrelative

Sentence: Your questions should pertain directly to the discussion topic.

  1. Impound (verb)

Meaning: seize and take legal custody of (something, especially a vehicle, goods, or documents) because of an infringement of a law or regulation. (ज़ब्त करना)

Synonyms: confiscate, seize, commandeer

Antonyms: discharge, free, liberate

Sentence: Vehicles parked where they cause an obstruction will be impounded.

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