The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 16th March 2022
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- 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.
- 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.
- Castigated (verb)
Meaning: reprimand (someone) severely. (आलोचना)
Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, admonish
Antonyms: approved, endorsed, praised
Sentence: She castigated him for having no intellectual interests.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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