The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th May 2022

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  1. Attenuate (verb)

Meaning:  reduce the force, effect, or value of. (कम करना)

Synonyms: weakened, reduced, lessened

Antonyms: enhance, mark up, upgrade

Sentence: Engineers began to attenuate the strength of signals at chosen frequencies

  1. Impasse (noun)

Meaning: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock. (गतिरोध)

Synonyms: deadlock, dead end, stalemate

Sentence: The political process is at an impasse.

  1. Slovenly (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of a person or their appearance) messy and dirty. (गंदा)

Synonyms: scruffy, untidy, messy

Antonyms: stainless, clean, tidy

Sentence: Their table manners perfectly reflect the slovenly appearance.

  1. Seamless (adj.)

Meaning: being entirely without fault or flaw (निरपराध)

Synonyms: absolute, faultless, flawless

Antonyms: censurable, defective, faulty

Sentence: The conductor’s seamless interpretation of Mozart’s Jupiter symphony was greeted with a standing ovation.

  1. Sermon (noun)

Meaning: a talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible. (उपदेश)

Synonyms: homily, address, speech

Sentence: He delivered the sermon with a fiery passion.

  1. Etiquette (noun)

Meaning: the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group. (शिष्टाचार)

Synonyms: polite behavior, good manners, manners

Sentence: The couple exhibited poor etiquette when they left the party without saying goodbye to the host and hostess.

  1. Camaraderie (noun)

Meaning: mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together. (भाई-चारा)

Synonyms: friendship, comradeship, fellowship

Antonyms: forlornness, loneliness, lonesomeness

Sentence: The camaraderie among fellow employees made the tedious work just bearable.

  1. Avaricious (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing extreme greed for wealth or material gain. (लालची)

Synonyms: grasping, acquisitive, covetous

Antonyms: sated, satisfied, controlled

Sentence: An avaricious man is always needy.

  1. Con (verb)

Meaning: persuade (someone) to do or believe something, typically by use of deception. (ठगना)

Synonyms: swindle, defraud, cheat

Antonyms: undeceive, disclose

Sentence: Tried to con me into thinking that he had won the lottery.

  1. Clutter (noun)

Meaning: an unorganized collection or mixture of various things (ढेरी)

Synonyms: agglomerate, agglomeration, mixed bag

Sentence: Sorry about the clutter in the kitchen

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