The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th January 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th January 2023

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  1. Clinch (verb)

Meaning: confirm or settle (a contract or bargain). (पुष्टि करना)

Synonyms: decide, settle, assure

Antonyms: confuse, unsettle

Sentence: The rain clinched the matter, we would have the party indoors.

  1. Jovial (adj.)

Meaning: cheerful and friendly. (उल्लासपूर्ण)

Synonyms: cheerful, jolly, happy

Antonyms: glum, melancholy, sad

Sentence: The trip to the amusement park put everyone in a jovial mood.

  1. Terse (adj.)

Meaning: marked by the use of few words to convey much information or meaning (संक्षिप्त)

Synonyms: concise, brief, summary

Antonyms: verbose, prolix, wordy

Sentence: Derek’s terse reply ended the conversation.

  1. Penchant (noun)

Meaning: a habitual attraction to some activity or thing (लगन)

Synonyms: tendency, aptitude, inclination

Antonyms: aversion, distaste, dislike

Sentence: She has a penchant for Indian food.

  1. Dotard (noun)

Meaning: an old person, especially one who has become physically weak or whose mental faculties have declined. (बूढ़ा)

Synonyms: geriatric, oldster, senior citizen

Antonyms: youth, youngster, adolescent

Sentence: You are a real dotard to have forgotten it so easily.

  1. Animadversion (noun)

Meaning: criticism or censure. (निन्दा)

Synonyms: critique, reprimand, condemnation

Antonyms: commendation, endorsement

Sentence: Their animadversion is caused by the deep pain, disappointment, and sorrow of western civilization.

  1. Devout (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment. (धार्मिक)

Synonyms: religious, reverent, holy

Antonyms: faithless, godless, impious

Sentence: Louis became an extremely devout and ascetic man.

  1. Apportionment (noun)

Meaning: the action or result of apportioning something. (विभाजन)

Synonyms: redistribution, division, reallocation

Sentence: Apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives and state legislatures is based on census data.

  1. Propounded (verb)

Meaning: put forward (an idea, theory, or point of view) for consideration by others. (प्रतिपादन करना)

Synonyms: put forward, proposed, suggested

Sentence: The theory of natural selection was first propounded by Charles Darwin.

  1. Macabre (adj.)

Meaning: disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury. (भयंकर)

Synonyms: gruesome, grisly, ghastly

Antonyms: delightful, pleasant, appealing

Sentence: Even the police were horrified at the macabre nature of the killings.

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