The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 16th December 2021
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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Synonyms: reserved, withdrawn, introverted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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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