The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th October 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th October 2023

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  1. Indigent (adj.)

Meaning: poor; needy. (दरिद्र)

Synonyms: poor, impecunious, destitute

Antonyms: prosperous, opulent, rich

Sentence: Because he was indigent, the court-appointed a lawyer to represent him.

  1. Traipse (verb)

Meaning: walk or move wearily or reluctantly. (धीरे-धीरे चलना)

Synonyms: trudge, trek, tramp

Sentence: I spent the day traipsing round the shops but found nothing suitable for her.

  1. Accrue (verb)

Meaning: (of sums of money or benefits) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time. (उपाजित होना)

Synonyms: result, arise, follow

Antonyms: abate, decline, diminish

Sentence: A penny-pincher who is accruing a fortune by spending next to nothing.

  1. Pontificating (verb)

Meaning: express one’s opinions in a way considered annoyingly pompous and dogmatic. (व्याख्या करना)

Synonyms: expound, declaim, preach

Antonyms: humble, lowly, modest

Sentence: Politicians like to pontificate about falling standards.

  1. Brusque (adj.)

Meaning: abrupt or offhand in speech or manner. (अशिष्ट)

Synonyms: abrupt, blunt, terse

Antonyms: circuitous, mealymouthed, civil

Sentence: Madison’s brusque style tends to irritate colleagues.

  1. Perfidy (noun)

Meaning: deceitfulness; untrustworthiness. (विश्वासघात)

Synonyms: treachery, duplicity, deceit

Antonyms: allegiance, constancy, devotedness

Sentence: As devotion unites lovers, so perfidy estranges friends.

  1. Trove (noun)

Meaning: a store of valuable or delightful things. (भंडार)

Synonyms: assortment, treasure, assemble

Antonyms: ragbag, clutter

Sentence: The dictionary is a vast treasure trove of information.

  1. Interregnum (noun)

Meaning: a period when normal government is suspended, especially between successive reigns or regimes. (दो राजाए के भीतर समय)

Synonyms: discontinuity, adjournment, suspension

Antonyms: continuation, continuity

Sentence: The democratic regime proved to be a short-lived interregnum between dictatorships.

  1. Commiserated (verb)

Meaning: express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize. (हमदर्दी रखना)

Synonyms: offer sympathy to, feel pity for, condole with

Antonyms: distressed, tormented, irritated

Sentence: They commiserated the misfortune of their teacher.

  1. Contemporaneous (adj.)

Meaning: existing or occurring in the same period of time. (समसामयिक)

Synonyms: coetaneous, coeval, coexistent

Antonyms: asynchronous, noncontemporary

Sentence: The two events were more or less contemporaneous, with only months between them.

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