The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th October 2022

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  1. Anodyne (adj.)

Meaning: not causing or being capable of causing injury or hurt (कष्टहर)

Synonyms: benign, harmless, hurtless

Antonyms: adverse, bad, baleful

Sentence: The introductions in both books are anodyne and brief.

  1. Contumacy (noun)

Meaning: stubborn refusal to obey or comply with authority, especially a court order or summons. (आज्ञा का उल्लंघन)

Synonyms: contrariness, defiance, disobedience

Antonyms: compliance, obedience, submission

Sentence: Most of the unsuccessful men have the characteristics of contumacy and haughty.

  1. Vexatious (adj.)

Meaning: causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry. (अफ़सोसनाक)

Synonyms: annoying, vexing, irritating

Antonyms: delightful, pleasing

Sentence: Those vexatious phone calls from telemarketers during the dinner hour.

  1. Sapience (noun)

Meaning: the ability to understand inner qualities or relationships (बुद्धिमत्ता)

Synonyms: discernment, insight, perception

Antonyms: foolishness, idiocy, imbecility

Sentence: The kind of sapience that comes from a lifetime of experience as an educator.

  1. Shudder (verb)

Meaning: (of a person) tremble convulsively, typically as a result of fear or revulsion. (थरथरना)

Synonyms: shiver, tremble, quiver

Sentence: I shuddered with horror.

  1. Incorporeal (adj.)

Meaning: not composed of matter; having no material existence. (निराकार)

Synonyms: intangible, impalpable, nonmaterial

Antonyms: bodily, corporeal, material

Sentence: Plato demonstrated the incorporeal nature of the soul.

  1. Preposterous (adj.)

Meaning: contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous. (निरर्थक)

Synonyms: absurd, ridiculous, foolish

Antonyms: reasonable, sensible, logical

Sentence: It’s a preposterous suggestion to go swimming in this freezing weather

  1. Rustic (adj.)

Meaning: an awkward or simple person especially from a small town or the country (देहाती)

Synonyms: simple, homely, countryman

Antonyms: urban, graceful, suave

Sentence: He has the appearance of a rustic fellow.

  1. Symposium (noun)

Meaning: a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject. (संगोष्ठी)

Synonyms: assembly, conclave, congregation

Sentence: He had been taking part in an international symposium on population.

  1. Fulsome (adj.)

Meaning: complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree. (अति)

Synonyms: ample, profuse, extensive

Antonyms: cheap, selfish

Sentence: Her new book has received fulsome praise from critics.

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