The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th December 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th December 2022

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  1. Tutelary (adj.)

Meaning: serving as a protector, guardian, or patron. (रक्षा करनेवाला)

Synonyms: protector, defender, guard

Sentence: They seek the fire, the influences, the tutelary spirits.

  1. Flaccid (adj.)

Meaning: not stiff in structure (नरम)

Synonyms: soft, loose, flabby

Antonyms: rigid, stiff, inflexible

Sentence: Paralyzed muscles lost tone and became flaccid

  1. Afflict (verb)

Meaning: (of a problem or illness) cause pain or suffering to; affect or trouble. (पीड़ा देना)

Synonyms: trouble, bother, burden

Antonyms: help, assist, aid

Sentence: Famine and war still afflict mankind.

  1. Qualm (noun)

Meaning: an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, especially about one’s own conduct; a misgiving. (संदेह)

Synonyms: misgiving, doubt, hesistancy

Antonyms: certainty, assurance, conviction

Sentence: He felt no qualms about borrowing money from friends.

  1. Dynamism (noun)

Meaning: the quality of being characterized by vigorous activity and progress. (गतिशीलता)

Synonyms: energy, vibrancy, spirit

Antonyms: sluggishness, lethargy, torpidity

Sentence: Such changes are indicators of economic dynamism.

  1. Magnanimous (adj.)

Meaning: generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or less powerful person. (उदार)

Synonyms: generous, charitable, benevolent

Antonyms: vicious, sordid, hateful

Sentence: He was magnanimous in defeat and praised his opponent’s skill.

  1. Refuge (noun)

Meaning: a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble. (शरण)

Synonyms: shelter, sanctuary, haven

Sentence: These people are seeking/taking refuge from persecution.

  1. Interstice (noun)

Meaning: an intervening space, especially a very small one. (अन्तराल)

Synonyms: space, gap, interval

Antonyms: continuity, continuation

Sentence: The interstices between the bricks let in cold air.

  1. Decorum (noun)

Meaning: behaviour in keeping with good taste and propriety (शिष्टाचार)

Synonyms: propriety, properness, decency

Antonyms: wrong, impoliteness, rudeness

Sentence: I was treated with decorum and respect throughout the investigation.

  1. Languor (noun)

Meaning: the state or feeling, often pleasant, of tiredness or inertia. (शिथिलता)

Synonyms: lassitude, lethargy, listlessness

Antonyms: vigor, enthusiasm, vivacity

Sentence: He remembered the languor and warm happiness of those golden afternoons.

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