The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th January 2022

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  1. Slovenly (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of a person or their appearance) messy and dirty. (मैला-कुचैला)

Synonyms: scruffy, untidy, messy

Antonyms: smart, spruce, stylish

Sentence: He was upbraided for his slovenly appearance.

  1. Ascendancy (noun)

Meaning: occupation of a position of dominant power or influence. (प्रभुत्व)

Synonyms: dominance, domination, supremacy

Antonyms: impotence, impotency, powerlessness

Sentence: He slowly gained ascendancy in the group.

  1. Quintessence (noun)

Meaning: the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class. (सारांश)

Synonyms: perfect example, exemplar, prototype

Sentence: The Parthenon in Greece was considered the quintessence of the perfectly proportioned building.

  1. Perpetrated (verb)

Meaning: carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action). (पाप करना)

Synonyms: commit, carry out, perform

Antonyms: skimped, slighted, slurred

Sentence: A crime has been perpetrated against a sovereign state.

  1. Pagan (noun)

Meaning: a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions. (नास्तिक)

Synonyms: heathen, infidel, idolater

Antonyms: religious, sacred

Sentence: The temple was built by pagans in the 4th century as a place to worship their idols.

  1. Acrimonious (adj.)

Meaning: (typically of speech or a debate) angry and bitter. (उग्र)

Synonyms: bitter, rancorous, caustic

Antonyms: caring, gentle, kind

Sentence: Their marriage ended eight years ago in an acrimonious divorce

  1. Posthaste (adv.)

Meaning: with great speed or immediacy. (बहुत तेज़ी से)

Synonyms: immediately, promptly, readily

Antonyms: slowly, ploddingly, sluggishly

Sentence: Medical aid must be sent to the stricken area posthaste.

  1. Rancor (noun)

Meaning: bitterness or resentfulness, especially when long-standing. (विद्वेष)

Synonyms: bitterness, resentment, malice

Antonyms: amity, goodwill, sympathy

Sentence: I have no rancor against him.

  1. Fledgling (noun)

Meaning: a person who is just starting out in a field of activity (अनुभवहीन मनुष्य)

Synonyms: learner, student, trainee

Antonyms: expert, master, veteran

Sentence: In my junior year a friend, a fledgling pilot, taught me the basics of

handling a small plane.

  1. Diffidence (noun)

Meaning: modesty or shyness resulting from a lack of self-confidence. (संशय)

Synonyms: shyness, bashfulness, unassertiveness

Antonyms: impertinence, impudence, insolence

Sentence: He entered the room with a certain diffidence.

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