The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th June 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th June 2022

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 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Atavistic (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral. (पैतृक)

Synonyms: bygone, erstwhile, former

Antonyms: contemporary, current, modern

Sentence: It would be wrong to interpret them as atavistic remnants.

  1. Musings (noun)

Meaning: a period of reflection or thought. (चिंतन)

Synonyms: meditation, thinking, contemplation

Sentence: His musings were interrupted by the sound of the telephone.

  1. Acolytes (noun)

Meaning: one who follows the opinions or teachings of another (अनुयायी)

Synonyms: adherents, converts, disciples

Antonyms: defectors, renegades, traitors

Sentence: He is flanked by his two acolytes, Asanga and his brother, Vasubandhu.

  1. Ethnicity (noun)

Meaning: the fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition. (जातीयता)

Synonyms: clan, nation

Sentence: Ethnicity has a strong influence on community status relations.

  1. Entreaty (noun)

Meaning: an earnest or humble request. (विनती)

Synonyms: appeal, request, petition

Sentence: The king turned a deaf ear to his entreaties.

  1. Aggrandize (verb)

Meaning: increase the power, status, or wealth. (वृद्धि करना)

Synonyms: deify, dignify, elevate

Antonyms: abate, decrease, diminish

Sentence: The dictator sought to aggrandize himself with new conquests.

  1. Allegiance (noun)

Meaning: loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause. (निष्ठा)

Synonyms: loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity

Antonyms: disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness

Sentence: FBI demands its employees’ absolute allegiance to this bureau.

  1. Bereave (verb)

Meaning: be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, especially due to the loved one’s death. (वंचित करना)

Synonyms: deprive, dispossess, strip

Sentence: The plane crash bereaved her of her husband.

  1. Abstruse (adj.)

Meaning: difficult to understand; obscure. (अव्यक्त)

Synonyms: obscure, arcane, esoteric

Antonyms: easy, facile, simple

Sentence: Einstein’s theory of relativity is very abstruse.

  1. Embezzle (verb)

Meaning: steal or misappropriate (money placed in one’s trust or belonging to the organization for which one works). (हड़प लेना)

Synonyms: steal, rob, pilfer

Sentence: He embezzled thousands of dollars from the charity.

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