The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th December 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th December 2022

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  1. Rubric (noun)

Meaning: a word or series of words often in larger letters placed at the beginning of a passage or at the top of a page in order to introduce or categorize (शीर्ष)

Synonyms: caption, head, header

Sentence: The rubrics at the beginning of the chapters are intended to be humorous.

  1. Repudiated (verb)

Meaning: refuse to accept or be associated with. (को अस्वीकार नहीं किया)

Synonyms: reject, renounce, abandon

Antonyms: accepted, adopted, embraced

Sentence: Socialism had been repudiated at the polls.

  1. Diurnal (adj.)

Meaning: occurring, done, produced, or appearing every day (प्रतिदिन)

Synonyms: daily, day-to-day, quotidian

Antonyms: monthly, weekly, yearly

Sentence: A love as constant and certain as the diurnal tides.

  1. Recalcitrant (adj.)

Meaning: having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline. (आज्ञा न माननेवाला)

Synonyms: uncooperative, obstinately disobedient, intractable

Antonyms: amenable, biddable, compliant

Sentence: The University suspended the most recalcitrant students.

  1. Naught (noun)

Meaning: the numerical symbol 0 or the absence of number or quantity represented by it (शून्य)

Synonyms: nil, nothing, zero

Sentence: He’s naught but a worthless fool.

  1. Obsequious (adj.)

Meaning: obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree. (चापलूस)

Synonyms: servile, ingratiating, unctuous

Antonyms: insurgent, mutinous, mulish

Sentence: The salesman’s obsequious manner was beginning to irritate me.

  1. Squandered (verb)

Meaning: waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner. (गंवाना)

Synonyms: waste, misspend, misuse

Antonyms: conserved, preserved

Sentence: He’s squandered all his savings on drink.

  1. Inimitable (adj.)

Meaning: so good or unusual as to be impossible to copy; unique. (अनोखी)

Synonyms: unique, distinctive, idiosyncratic

Antonyms: common, familiar, ordinary

Sentence: He entertained us in his inimitable style.

  1. Piety (noun)

Meaning: the quality of being religious or reverent. (धर्मनिष्ठा)

Synonyms: devoutness, devotion, piousness

Antonyms: atheism, godlessness, unholiness

Sentence: This is clearly a work of filial piety.

  1. Rectitude (noun)

Meaning: morally correct behavior or thinking; righteousness. (इंसाफ)

Synonyms: righteousness, goodness, virtue

Antonyms: evil, immorality, iniquity

Sentence: Maddie is a model of rectitude.

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