The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th December 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th December 2022

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  1. Obtrude (verb)

Meaning: become noticeable in an unwelcome or intrusive way. (हस्तक्षेप करना)

Synonyms: intrude, meddle, interfere

Antonyms: disregard, ignore, neglect

Sentence: I don’t want to obtrude upon her privacy.

  1. Contrite (adj.)

Meaning: feeling or expressing remorse or penitence; affected by guilt. (पछताया हुआ)

Synonyms: remorseful, repentant, penitent

Antonyms: impenitent, remorseless, unapologetic

Sentence: She was contrite the morning after her angry outburst.

  1. Decimation (noun)

Meaning: the state or fact of being rendered non-existent (बरबादी)

Synonyms: annihilation, demolishment, demolition

Antonyms: building, construction, protection

Sentence: The virtual decimation of the coastal town was caused by the hurricane.

  1. Impetuous (adj.)

Meaning: acting or done quickly and without thought or care. (अविवेकी)

Synonyms: impulsive, rash, hasty

Antonyms: careful, cautious, heedful

Sentence: He’s always been an impetuous young man, rushing into things without asking questions first.

  1. Convalesce (verb)

Meaning: recover one’s health and strength over a period of time after an illness or operation. (अच्छा हो जाना)

Synonyms: recuperate, get better, recover

Antonyms: ail, collapse, sicken

Sentence: The long months that the soldier spent in the hospital slowly convalescing.

  1. Harangue (noun)

Meaning: a lengthy and aggressive speech. (भाषण)

Synonyms: tirade, lecture, diatribe

Sentence: They were subjected to a ten-minute harangue by two border guards.

  1. Zestful (adj.)

Meaning: characterized by great enthusiasm and energy. (दिलचस्प)

Synonyms: interesting, enthralling, engrossing

Antonyms: boring, drab, tedious

Sentence: Books are friends who are not zestful, but faithful.

  1. Exchequer (noun)

Meaning: a royal or national treasury. (कोष)

Synonyms: reserve, resources, savings

Sentence: There’s nothing left in the exchequer this month.

  1. Rubric (noun)

Meaning: a word or series of words often in larger letters placed at the beginning of a passage or at the top of a page in order to introduce or categorize (शीर्ष)

Synonyms: caption, head, header

Sentence: The rubrics at the beginning of the chapters are intended to be humorous.

  1. Unassailable (adj.)

Meaning: unable to be attacked, questioned, or defeated. (अभेद्य)

Synonyms: impregnable, invulnerable, impenetrable

Antonyms: blasphemous, irreverent, profane

Sentence: That is one of the unassailable beliefs of that political party.

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