The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 15th February 2022
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Strolls (noun)
Meaning: a short leisurely walk. (घूमना)
Synonyms: saunter, amble, wander
Sentence: we took a stroll in the garden
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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