The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th October 2022

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  1. Effete (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) affected, overrefined, and ineffectual. (अशक्त)

Synonyms: affected, over-refined, ineffectual

Antonyms: undecadent, determined, mettlesome

Sentence: People said the aristocracy was effete.

  1. Sedate (adj.)

Meaning: calm, dignified, and unhurried. (गंभीर)

Synonyms: calm, tranquil, placid

Antonyms: facetious, kittenish, ludic

Sentence: The wedding was instead a sedate occasion.

  1. Perpetuity (noun)

Meaning: the state or quality of lasting forever. (अनंत काल)

Synonyms: eternity, everlasting, limitlessness

Antonyms: ephemerality, impermanence, temporariness

Sentence: These lands were granted to our family in perpetuity.

  1. Fiat (noun)

Meaning: a formal authorization or proposition; a decree. (हुक्मनामा)

Synonyms: decree, edict, order

Sentence: Prices have been fixed by government fiat.

  1. Adduced (verb)

Meaning: cite as evidence. (प्रस्तुत करना)

Synonyms: cite, instance, mention

Sentence: We can adduce evidence to support the claim.

  1. Eminence (noun)

Meaning: fame or recognized superiority, especially within a particular sphere or profession. (श्रेष्ठता)

Synonyms: renown, pre-eminence, notability

Antonyms: inferiority, mediocrity, obscureness

Sentence: Beveridge was a man of great eminence.

  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.

  1. Insurrection (noun)

Meaning: a violent uprising against an authority or government. (विद्रोह)

Synonyms: rebellion, revolt, uprising

Antonyms: law, peace, order

Sentence: The insurrection was savagely put down.

  1. Mosey (verb)

Meaning: walk or move in a leisurely manner. (चला जाना)

Synonyms: amble, perambulate, ramble

Sentence: I’ll just mosey down to the beach for a while.

  1. Freebie (noun)

Meaning: a thing given free of charge. (मुफ्त)

Synonyms: bequest, favor, present

Antonyms: bribe, douceur

Sentence: The journalists were all given a freebie lunch.

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