The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th March 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th March 2022

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  1. Cabal (noun)

Meaning: a secret political clique or faction. (साज़िश)

Synonyms: clique, faction, coterie

Sentence: He was assassinated by a cabal of aides within his own regime.

  1. Posit (verb)

Meaning: assume as a fact; put forward as a basis of argument. (प्रस्तुत करना)

Synonyms: postulate, put forward, propound

Antonyms: ignore, disregard

Sentence: The Confucian view posits a perfectible human nature.

  1. Castigated (verb)

Meaning: reprimand (someone) severely. (आलोचना)

Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, admonish

Antonyms: approved, endorsed, praised

Sentence: She castigated him for having no intellectual interests.

  1. Exasperates (verb)

Meaning: irritate and frustrate (someone) intensely. (परेशान करना)

Synonyms: infuriate, irritate, anger

Antonyms: appeases, conciliates, mollifies

Sentence: Small children can exasperate their parents with endless questions about why this or that is so.

  1. Frail (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) weak and delicate. (अनैतिक)

Synonyms: infirm, weak, feeble

Antonyms: mighty, powerful, rugged

Sentence: His frail hands could hardly hold a cup.

  1. Dally (verb)

Meaning: act or move slowly. (विलंब करना)

Synonyms: dawdle, delay, loiter

Antonyms: hurry, hasten

Sentence: Don’t dally along the way! We haven’t got much time.

  1. Meekly (adv.)

Meaning: in a quiet, gentle, and submissive manner. (नर्मी से)

Synonyms: abjectly, deferentially, modestly

Antonyms: arrogantly, audaciously, boldly

Sentence: Most have meekly accepted such advice.

  1. Veneration (noun)

Meaning: a feeling or act of great respect, admiration, or devotion (उपासना)

Synonyms: reverence, respect, worship

Antonyms: condemnation, disapproval, disdain

Sentence: Holy relics are often objects of veneration.

  1. Sumptuous (adj.)

Meaning: splendid and expensive-looking. (वैभवशाली)

Synonyms: lavish, luxurious, deluxe

Antonyms: economical, frugal, meager

Sentence: The guests turned up dressed in sumptuous evening gowns.

  1. Inadvertence (noun)

Meaning: failure to give sufficient attention to avoiding harm or errors; negligence. (असावधानी)

Synonyms: carelessness, heedlessness, laxity

Antonyms: care, carefulness, caution

Sentence: Mistakes proceed from inadvertence.

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