The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th February 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th February 2022

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  1. Narcissism (adj.)

Meaning: excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance. (अहंकार)

Synonyms: vanity, egoism, self-admiration

Antonyms: altruism, generosity, unselfishness

Sentence: Humbleness is productive, narcissism is destructive.

  1. Vantage (noun)

Meaning: a place or position affording a good view of something. (सहूलियत)

Synonyms: viewpoint, standpoint, stance

Antonyms: detriment, stranglehold

Sentence: The whole dispute looked silly from my vantage point.

  1. Stentorian (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person’s voice) loud and powerful. (बुलंद)

Synonyms: loud, booming, thundering

Antonyms: gentle, low, soft

Sentence: He introduced me to the staff with a stentorian announcement.

  1. Prefatory (adj.)

Meaning: serving as an introduction; introductory. (प्रारंभिक)

Synonyms: introductory, preliminary, opening

Antonyms: after, behind, end

Sentence: The poet makes this clear in a prefatory note on the text

  1. Strolls (noun)

Meaning: a short leisurely walk. (घूमना)

Synonyms: saunter, amble, wander

Sentence: we took a stroll in the garden

  1. Taciturn (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. (अल्पभाषी)

Synonyms: untalkative, uncommunicative, reticent

Antonyms: blabby, chatty, talkative

Sentence: He was a quiet, almost taciturn, young man.

  1. Onus (noun)

Meaning: used to refer to something that is one’s duty or responsibility. (बोझ)

Synonyms: burden, responsibility, liability

Antonyms: award, credit, honor

Sentence: The onus is on you to show that you have suffered a loss.

  1. Shrewdness (noun)

Meaning: the quality of having or showing good powers of judgment. (चतुराई)

Synonyms: sharpness, acuteness, acuity

Antonyms: guilelessness, ingenuousness, innocence

Sentence: The coach showed considerable tactical shrewdness.

  1. Invigorate (verb)

Meaning: give strength or energy to. (मज़बूत करना)

Synonyms: revitalize, energize, vivify

Antonyms: dampen, deaden, dull

Sentence: The fresh air and sunshine invigorated the children after a long winter indoors.

  1. Gist (noun)

Meaning: the substance or essence of a speech or text. (सार)

Synonyms: essence, substance, quintessence

Sentence: she noted the gist of each message

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