The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th November 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th November 2022

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  1. Tutelage (noun)

Meaning: protection of or authority over someone or something; guardianship. (संरक्षण)

Synonyms: shielding, shelter, safeguarding

Sentence: A new regime was installed under French tutelage.

  1. Contentious (adj.)

Meaning: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. (विवादास्पद)

Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable

Antonyms: noncontroversial, incontestable, indisputable

Sentence: Both views are highly contentious.

  1. Panegyric (noun)

Meaning: a public speech or published text in praise of someone or something. (प्रशंसात्मक)

Synonyms: accolade, citation, commendation,

Antonyms: admonition, harangue

Sentence: She delivered a panegyric on the President-elect.

  1. Dulcet (adj.)

Meaning: giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses (आनंदकर)

Synonyms: delightful, enjoyable, felicitous

Antonyms: unpalatable, unpleasant, disturbing

Sentence: She recorded the dulcet tones of her family and friends.

  1. Seething (adj.)

Meaning: filled with or characterized by intense but unexpressed anger. (क्रोध में)

Synonyms: blazing, raging, rankling

Antonyms: cool, calmness

Sentence: He marched off, seething with frustration.

  1. Tad (adv.)

Meaning: to a small extent; somewhat. (अल्प)

Synonyms: little, bit, ounce

Antonyms: abundance, barrel, boatload

Sentence: Could you turn the sound down just a tad?

  1. Astute (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage. (चतुर)

Synonyms: shrewd, sharp, ingenious

Antonyms: foolish, idiotic, moronic

Sentence: A good leader must be an astute judge of ability.

  1. Bumptious (adj.)

Meaning: self-assertive or proud to an irritating degree. (ख़ुद-एतमाद)

Synonyms: self-important, conceited, arrogant

Antonyms: humble, modest, unarrogant

Sentence: She was clearly embarrassed at times by Durkin’s bumptious behaviour.

  1. Coruscate (verb)

Meaning: (of light) flash or sparkle. (उज्जवल होना)

Synonyms: flash, glance, gleam

Antonyms: dim, dull

Sentence: The light was coruscating from the walls.

  1. Imprimatur (noun)

Meaning: an acceptance of something as satisfactory (इजाज़त)

Synonyms: approbation, approval, acceptation

Antonyms: disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor

Sentence: They can also get the imprimatur of the Constitutional Court to achieve this.

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