The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 17th February 2023
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- Iridescent (adj.)
Meaning: showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles. (रंग-बिरंग)
Synonyms: shimmery, glittering, colorful
Sentence: Her latest fashion collection features shimmering iridescent materials.
- Resuscitated (verb)
Meaning: revive (someone) from unconsciousness or apparent death. (पुनर्जीवित)
Synonyms: bring back, revived, refreshed
Antonyms: deadened, enervated
Sentence: His heart had stopped, but the doctors successfully resuscitated him.
- Pestilent (adj.)
Meaning: likely to cause or capable of causing death (विनाशक)
Synonyms: lethal, deadly, harmful
Antonyms: salubrious, beneficial, salutary
Sentence: Smallpox is a pestilent disease.
- Perversity (noun)
Meaning: a deliberate desire to behave in an unreasonable or unacceptable way; contrariness. (प्रतिकूलता)
Synonyms: contrariness, perverseness, awkwardness
Antonyms: understanding, tolerance, patience
Sentence: They responded with typical perversity.
- Fie (Exclamation)
Meaning: used to express disgust or outrage. (धिक!)
Synonyms: yuk, ugh
Sentence: fie on anyone who disagrees!
- Corpus (noun)
Meaning: a collection of written texts, especially the entire works of a particular author or a body of writing on a particular subject. (संग्रह)
Synonyms: collection, compilation, body
Sentence: I’ve got the corpus of Shakespeare’s works.
- Fait accompli (noun)
Meaning: a thing that has already happened or been decided before those affected hear about it, leaving them with no option but to accept it. (किया हुआ बात)
Sentence: The results were presented to shareholders as a fait accompli.
- Boomeranged (verb)
Meaning: (of a plan or action) return to the originator, often with negative consequences. (प्रतिक्षेप)
Synonyms: reverse, rebound, backfired
Antonyms: succeeded, flourished
Sentence: The plan boomeranged when they were trapped instead of their victim.
- Argot (noun)
Meaning: the jargon or slang of a particular group or class. (कठबोली)
Synonyms: jargon, slang, idiom
Antonyms: silence, quiet
Sentence: Pupils’ argot is of particular interest.
- Sententious (adj.)
Meaning: given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner. (उपदेशात्मक)
Synonyms: moralistic, moralizing, sanctimonious
Sentence: The document was sententious and pompous.
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