The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th August 2022

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 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Ordain (verb)

Meaning: order or decree (something) officially. (हुक्म देना)

Synonyms: decree, command, order

Sentence: Equal punishment was ordained for the two crimes.

  1. Entrant (noun)

Meaning: a person or group that enters, joins, or takes part in something. (शामिल होनेवाला)

Synonyms: beginner, newcomer, fresher

Antonyms: dropout, noncandidate

Sentence: The prize will be awarded to the entrant who wins the tiebreak.

  1. Habitude (noun)

Meaning: a habitual tendency or way of behaving. (लगन)

Synonyms: affection, affinity, aptitude

Antonyms: apathy, disfavor

Sentence: They have a lifelong habitude of talking too much.

  1. Philippic (noun)

Meaning: a bitter attack or denunciation, especially a verbal one. (निंदापूर्ण वाक्य)

Synonyms: tirade, diatribe, invective

Antonyms: approval, blessing, commendation

Sentence: The lecture was a tremendous philippic against our culture.

  1. Esoteric (adj.)

Meaning: intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with specialized knowledge or interest. (गुप्त)

Synonyms: abstruse, obscure, arcane

Antonyms: common, open, public

Sentence: Some words are really too esoteric for this dictionary.

  1. Alibis (noun)

Meaning: an explanation that frees one from fault or blame (बहाना)

Synonyms: apologies, reasons, excuses

Sentence: Those students always have a very creative alibi for undone homework.

  1. Avid (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a keen interest in or enthusiasm for something. (उत्सुक)

Synonyms: keen, eager, enthusiastic

Antonyms: apathetic, indifferent, insouciant

Sentence: She’s an avid reader of historical novels.

  1. Repertoire (noun)

Meaning: a stock of plays, dances, or pieces that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform. (सूची)

Synonyms: collection, stock, store

Sentence: That tune is not in my repertoire.

  1. Yearn (verb)

Meaning: have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from.  (इच्छा करना)

Synonyms: crave, desire, want

Sentence: She yearned for a glimpse of him.

  1. Vanity (noun)

Meaning: excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements. (घमंड)

Synonyms: conceit, conceitedness, self-admiration

Antonyms: diffidence, self-doubt, self-disgust

Sentence: His vanity was his downfall.

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