The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th March 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th March 2023

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  1. Connoisseur (noun)

Meaning: an expert judge in matters of taste. (विशेषज्ञ)

Synonyms: expert, master, scholar

Antonyms: novice, amateur, beginner

Sentence: I’m no connoisseur but I know good champagne when I taste one.

  1. Braving (verb)

Meaning: to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage (सामना करना)

Synonyms: confronting, facing, encountering

Antonyms: avoiding, ducking, sidestepping

Sentence: He did not feel up to braving the journalists at the airport.

  1. Belittling (adj.)

Meaning: dismissive of the importance of a person or thing. (महत्व कम करना)

Synonyms: demeaning, disparaging, degrading

Antonyms: laudatory, commendatory, admiring

Sentence: Stop belittling yourself – your work is highly valued.

  1. Prevaricate (verb)

Meaning: to make a statement one knows to be untrue (चालबाज़ी)

Synonyms: lie, fib, deceive

Antonyms: testify, assert

Sentence: Tell us exactly what happened and don’t prevaricate.

  1. Proprietor (noun)

Meaning: one who has a legal or rightful claim to ownership (मालिक)

Synonyms: owner, holder, landowner

Antonyms: tenant, lessee, squatter

Sentence: He is now the sole proprietor of the business.

  1. Reclamation (noun)

Meaning: the process of claiming something back or of reasserting a right. (उद्धार)

Synonyms: recovery, recapture, retrieval

Antonyms: loss, misplacement

Sentence: Pumped water out of the field as part of the land reclamation program designed to provide farmers with more farmland.

  1. Inadvertent (adj.)

Meaning: not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning. (बेपरवाह)

Synonyms: unintentional, intended

Antonyms: careful, cautious

Sentence: An inadvertent administrative error occurred that resulted in an overpayment.

  1. Recompense (noun)

Meaning: compensation or reward given for loss or harm suffered or effort made. (मुआवज़ा)

Synonyms: compensation, reparation, indemnification

Sentence: She received a gift as recompense.

  1. Forborne (verb)

Meaning: politely or patiently restrain an impulse to do something; refrain. (रोकना)

Synonyms: refrain, abstain, desist

Antonyms: bow (to), give in (to), submit (to)

Sentence: He modestly forbears to include his own work.

  1. Parry (noun)

Meaning: ward off (a weapon or attack) with a countermove. (बचाव)

Synonyms: ward off, fend off, stave off

Antonyms: face, deal with, encounter

Sentence: He parried the blow by holding his sword vertically.

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