The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th August 2022

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  1. Weasel (adj.)

Meaning: a deceitful or treacherous person. (चालक आदमी)

Synonyms: scoundrel, wretch, serpent

Antonyms: innocent, saint

Sentence: He was a double-crossing weasel.

  1. Impresario (noun)

Meaning: a person who organizes and often finances concerts, plays, or operas. (आयोजक)

Synonyms: organizer, manager, producer

Sentence: It was the actor’s dream to work under the renowned impresario.

  1. Dissension (noun)

Meaning: disagreement that leads to discord. (मतभेद)

Synonyms: disagreement, difference of opinion, dispute

Antonyms: accord, agreement, concord

Sentence: You won’t sow dissension between us.

  1. Exiguous (adj.)

Meaning: very small in size or amount. (अल्प)

Synonyms: meagre, inadequate, insufficient

Antonyms: abundant, ample, bountiful

Sentence: The rest of the old man’s exiguous savings are donated to that boy.

  1. Minatory (adj.)

Meaning: expressing or conveying a threat. (धमकी)

Synonyms: menacing, threatening, baleful

Antonyms: unthreatening, propitious

Sentence: The novel’s protagonist is haunted by a minatory black spectre.

  1. Atavistic (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral. (पैतृक)

Synonyms: bygone, erstwhile, former

Antonyms: contemporary, current, modern

Sentence: It would be wrong to interpret them as atavistic remnants.

  1. Acolytes (noun)

Meaning: one who follows the opinions or teachings of another (अनुयायी)

Synonyms: adherents, converts, disciples

Antonyms: defectors, renegades, traitors

Sentence: He is flanked by his two acolytes, Asanga and his brother, Vasubandhu.

  1. Pruned (verb)

Meaning: to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument (कम कर दिए हैं)

Synonyms: bobbed, clipped, cropped

Antonyms: elongated, extended, lengthened

Sentence: He pruned the dead branches from the old apple tree.

  1. Pomp (noun)

Meaning: ceremony and splendid display, especially at a public event. (वैभव)

Synonyms: ceremony, grandeur, pageantry

Antonyms: simplicity, severity

Sentence: The coronation was conducted with great pomp.

  1. Con (verb)

Meaning: persuade (someone) to do or believe something, typically by use of deception. (ठगना)

Synonyms: swindle, defraud, cheat

Antonyms: undeceive, disclose

Sentence: Tried to con me into thinking that he had won the lottery.

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