The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th November 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th November 2021

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  1. Rugged (adj.)

Meaning: (of ground or terrain) having a broken, rocky, and uneven surface. (ऊबड़ – खाबड़)

Synonyms: rough, uneven, bumpy

Antonyms: even, flat, smooth

Sentence: The path to glory is always rugged.

  1. Frenetic (adj.)

Meaning: fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way. (उन्मत्त)

Synonyms: frantic, feverish, frenzied

Antonyms: relaxed, calm

Sentence: It generated much excitement and frenetic activity.

  1. Narcissism (adj.)

Meaning: excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance. (अहंकार)

Synonyms: vanity, egoism, self-admiration

Antonyms: altruism, generosity, unselfishness

Sentence: Humbleness is productive, narcissism is destructive.

  1. Vantage (noun)

Meaning: a place or position affording a good view of something. (सहूलियत)

Synonyms: viewpoint, standpoint, stance

Antonyms: detriment, stranglehold

Sentence: The whole dispute looked silly from my vantage point.

  1. Sterling (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person or their work, efforts, or qualities) excellent or valuable. (अति उत्कृष्ट)

Synonyms: excellent, outstanding, splendid

Antonyms: atrocious, awful, execrable

Sentence: This organization does sterling work for youngsters.

  1. Expiation (noun)

Meaning: the act of making amends or reparation for guilt or wrongdoing; atonement. (प्रयाश्चित्त)

Synonyms: atonement, redemption, redress

Antonyms: corruption, debasement, perversion

Sentence: He made expiation for our sins on the cross.

  1. Wile (noun)

Meaning: devious or cunning stratagems employed in manipulating or persuading someone to do what one wants. (छलबल)

Synonyms: tricks, ruses, ploys

Antonyms: sincerity, candidness, candor

Sentence: Fox’s wiles will never enter the lion’s head.

  1. Precept (noun)

Meaning: a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought. (नियम)

Synonyms: principle, rule, doctrine

Sentence: The legal precept of being innocent until proven guilty.

  1. Morose (adj.)

Meaning: sullen and ill-tempered. (उदास)

Synonyms: sullen, sulky, gloomy

Antonyms: cheerful, joyous, jolly

Sentence: She was morose and silent when she got home

  1. Commiserated (verb)

Meaning: express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize. (हमदर्दी रखना)

Synonyms: offer sympathy to, feel pity for, condole with

Antonyms: distressed, tormented, irritated

Sentence: They commiserated the misfortune of their teacher.

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