The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th February 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th February 2023

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  1. Folly (noun)

Meaning: lack of good sense; foolishness. (मूर्खता)

Synonyms: insanity, idiocy, absurdity

Antonyms: wisdom, prudence, discretion

Sentence: Too much clevernness is folly.

  1. Catharsis (noun)

Meaning: the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions. (विरेचन)

Synonyms: purging, purgation, purification

Sentence: Music is a means of catharsis for them.

  1. Prerogative (noun)

Meaning: a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class. (परमाधिकार)

Synonyms: entitlement, right, privilege

Sentence: Education was once the prerogative of the elite.

  1. Custodians (noun)

Meaning: a person who has responsibility for or looks after something. (संरक्षक)

Synonyms: curator, guardians, conservator

Sentence: Farmers are custodians of the land for the next generation.

  1. Thereof (adv.)

Meaning: of the thing just mentioned; of that. (उसके)

Synonyms: therewith, thereout

Sentence: Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.

  1. Fillip (noun)

Meaning: something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity. (प्रोत्साहन)

Synonyms: boost, encouragement, incitement

Antonyms: dull, dampen

Sentence: The news gave the stock market a big fillip.

  1. Tranche (noun)

Meaning: a portion of something, especially money. (अंश)

Synonyms: fraction, tiny part, bit

Antonyms: lot, plenty, loads

Sentence: They risk losing the next tranche of funding.

  1. Attrition (noun)

Meaning: the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness of someone or something through sustained attack or pressure. (कमी होना)

Synonyms: decay, weakening, debilitation

Antonyms: buildup, increase, gain

Sentence: The council is trying to wear down the opposition by attrition.

  1. Jocund (adj.)

Meaning: cheerful and lighthearted. (प्रफुल्ल)

Synonyms: cheerful, happy, jolly

Antonyms: melancholy, sorrowful, sad

Sentence: Old friends engaged in jocund teasing.

  1. Impediment (noun)

Meaning: a hindrance or obstruction in doing something. (बाधा)

Synonyms: hindrance, obstruction, obstacle

Antonyms: catalyst, goad, impetus

Sentence: He was satisfied there was no legal impediment to the marriage.

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