The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th December 2021

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  1. Sedulous (noun)

Meaning: (of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence. (परिश्रमी)

Synonyms: diligent, careful, meticulous

Antonyms: idle, inactive, unbusy

Sentence: He watched himself with the most sedulous care.

  1. Pestered (verb)

Meaning: trouble or annoy (someone) with frequent or persistent requests or interruptions. (सताया)

Synonyms: badger, hound, annoy

Antonyms: delighted, pleased

Sentence: He’d been pestered by reporters for days.

  1. Insalubrious (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of a climate or locality) not salubrious; unhealthy. (अस्वस्थ)

Synonyms: seedy, unsavory, sordid

Antonyms: healthful, healthy

Sentence: After inhaling the insalubrious city smog for a month, I was happy to once again breathe in the fresh air of the country.

  1. Infatuated (adj.)

Meaning: possessed with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone. (मुग्ध)

Synonyms: besotted, obsessed

Antonyms: allergic, averse, disinclined

Sentence: She was infatuated with her boss.

  1. Reticent (adj.)

Meaning: not revealing one’s thoughts or feelings readily. (मौन रहने वाला)

Synonyms: reserved, withdrawn, introverted

Antonyms: communicative, open, frank

Sentence: She was extremely reticent about her personal affairs.

  1. Asinine (adj.)

Meaning: extremely stupid or foolish. (नासमझ)

Synonyms: stupid, foolish, brainless

Antonyms: judicious, prudent, sagacious

Sentence: It was asinine to run into the street like that

  1. Serendipity (noun)

Meaning: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. (नसीब)

Synonyms: luck, good fortune, chance,

Antonyms: mischance, misfortune, unluckiness

Sentence: Nature has created wonderful serendipity.

  1. Umbrage (noun)

Meaning: offense or annoyance. (अपमान)

Synonyms: take offense, be offended, be affronted

Antonyms: appeasement, mollification, pacification

Sentence: She took umbrage at his remarks.

  1. Confrontation (noun)

Meaning: a hostile or argumentative meeting or situation between opposing parties. (आमना-सामना)

Synonyms: conflict, clash, brush

Antonyms: concord, harmony, peace

Sentence: The government was dragged willy-nilly into the confrontation.

  1. Disconsolate (adj.)

Meaning: without consolation or comfort; unhappy. (निराश)

Synonyms: unhappy, doleful, woebegone

Antonyms: happy, cheerful, blissful

Sentence: The death of her father left Mary disconsolate.

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