The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th January 2022

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  1. Amassed (verb)

Meaning: gather together or accumulate (a large amount or number of valuable material or things) over a period of time. (जमा कर रखे)

Synonyms: gather, collect, assemble

Antonyms: dispelled, dispersed, dissipated

Sentence: They amassed huge wealth by plundering the colonies.

  1. Sardonic (adj.)

Meaning: grimly mocking or cynical. (तिरस्कारपूर्ण)

Synonyms: mocking, satirical, sarcastic

Antonyms: gentle, mild, good-natured

Sentence: He looked at her with sardonic amusement.

  1. Kith (noun)

Meaning: one’s friends, acquaintances, and relations. (स्वजन)

Synonyms: family, kin, relations

Sentence: I had a reunion today with all my kith and kin.

  1. Pauper (noun)

Meaning: a very poor person. (कंगाल)

Synonyms: poor person, indigent, bankrupt

Antonyms: affluent, billionaire, tycoon

Sentence: He did die a pauper and is buried in an unmarked grave.

  1. Conjectural (adj.)

Meaning: based on or involving conjecture. (मान लिया)

Synonyms: speculative, suppositional, theoretical

Antonyms: actual, factual, real

Sentence: Much of the racial history of Madagascar remains conjectural.

  1. Colloquially (adv.)

Meaning: in the language of ordinary or familiar conversation; informally. (बोलचाल की भाषा में)

Synonyms: conversational, informal, unbookish

Antonyms: undialectical

Sentence: Limestone is colloquially called cyan stone.

  1. Eloquence (noun)

Meaning: fluent or persuasive speaking or writing. (वाग्मिता)

Synonyms: oratory, rhetoric, grandiloquence

Antonyms: inarticulateness

Sentence: She was renowned for her eloquence and beauty.

  1. Quietus (noun)

Meaning: death or something that causes death, regarded as a release from life. (मरण)

Synonyms: death, decease, demise

Antonyms: birth, nativity, existence

Sentence: After weeks of suffering, the cancer-stricken cat received a quietus of the pain by taking her final nap.

  1. Abhorrent (adj.)

Meaning: inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant. (घिनौना)

Synonyms: detestable, detested, hateful

Antonyms: admiring, innocuous, inoffensive

Sentence: I am abhorrent of smoking.

  1. Fortuitous (adj.)

Meaning: happening by accident or chance rather than design. (आकस्मिक)

Synonyms: chance, unexpected, unanticipated

Antonyms: hapless, intentional, planned

Sentence: The similarity between the paintings may not be simply fortuitous.

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