The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th August 2022

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  1. Pernicious (adj.)

Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way. (हानिकारक)

Synonyms: harmful, damaging, destructive

Antonyms: anodyne, benign, harmless

Sentence: The business may be troublesome, but idleness is pernicious.

  1. Feisty (adj.)

Meaning: feeling or displaying an eagerness to fight (लड़ाकू)

Synonyms: aggressive, agonistic, argumentative

Antonyms: nonaggressive, nonbelligerent, pacific

Sentence: He’s a pretty feisty kid, isn’t he?

  1. Erudition (noun)

Meaning: the quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship. (पांडित्य)

Synonyms: learning, scholarship, knowledge

Antonyms: ignorance, illiteracy, illiterateness

Sentence: His erudition was apparently endless.

  1. Asseveration (noun)

Meaning: the solemn or emphatic declaration or statement of something. (दृढ़ वचन)

Synonyms: affirmation, assertion, avouchment

Antonyms: disavowal, contradiction, denial

Sentence: You can forget the asseveration of past but want to remember own of sincerely.

  1. Commensurate (adj.)

Meaning: corresponding in size or degree; in proportion. (अनुरूप)

Synonyms: equivalent, equal, corresponding

Antonyms: disproportionate

Sentence: Six yards is commensurate with eighteen feet.

  1. Heretofore (adv.)

Meaning: before now. (पहले)

Synonyms: hitherto, theretofore, yet

Antonyms: henceforth, henceforward, hereafter

Sentence: Diseases that heretofore were usually confined to rural areas.

  1. Bravado (noun)

Meaning: a bold manner or a show of boldness intended to impress or intimidate. (वाहवाही)

Synonyms: boldness, bold manner, swagger

Antonyms: bashfulness, demureness, self-distrust

Sentence: Their behavior was just sheer bravado.

  1. Munificence (noun)

Meaning: the quality or action of being lavishly generous; great generosity. (उदारता)

Synonyms: generosity, bountifulness, magnanimity

Antonyms: mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness

Sentence: I thanked them for their munificence.

  1. Pestered (verb)

Meaning: trouble or annoy (someone) with frequent or persistent requests or interruptions. (सताया)

Synonyms: badger, hound, annoy

Antonyms: delighted, pleased

Sentence: He’d been pestered by reporters for days.

  1. Discomfiture (noun)

Meaning: a feeling of unease or embarrassment; awkwardness. (पराभव)

Synonyms: embarrassment, unease, uneasiness

Antonyms: assurance, composure, confidence

Sentence: Without experiencing discomfiture and setbacks, one can never find the truth.

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