The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th October 2022

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  1. Tread (noun)

Meaning: a manner or the sound of someone walking. (चाल)

Synonyms: step, footstep, footfall

Sentence: I heard the heavy tread of Dad’s boots.

  1. Riparian (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or situated on the banks of a river. (तटीय)

Synonyms: waterside, offshore, nearshore

Sentence: All riparian states must sign an agreement.

  1. Enjoin (verb)

Meaning: instruct or urge (someone) to do something. (हुक्म चलाना)

Synonyms: command, encourage, call (for)

Antonyms: allow, let, permit

Sentence: The organization has been enjoined to end all restrictions.

  1. Spurn (verb)

Meaning: reject with disdain or contempt. (अस्वीकार करना)

Synonyms: refuse, decline, say no to

Antonyms: accept, agree (to), approve

Sentence: She spurned my offers of help.

  1. Covetous (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a great desire to possess something belonging to someone else. (लालची)

Synonyms: grasping, greedy, rapacious

Antonyms: sated, satisfied, selfless

Sentence: A covetous man is good to none but worse to himself.

  1. Mawkish (adj.)

Meaning: sentimental in a feeble or sickly way. (कुत्सित)

Synonyms: sentimental, oversentimental, overemotional

Antonyms: unsentimental, unadulterated, unvarnished

Sentence: The film lapses into mawkish sentimentality near the end.

  1. Enunciated (adj.)

Meaning: say or pronounce clearly. (प्रतिपादित)

Synonyms: pronounce, articulate, say

Antonyms: inarticulate, mute, quiet

Sentence: He enunciated his theory to his colleagues.

  1. Deferral (noun)

Meaning: a postponement of an action or event. (स्थगन)

Synonyms: deferment, postponement, delay

Antonyms: dispatch, promptitude, promptness

Sentence: They agreed to a deferral of industrial action.

  1. Aplomb (noun)

Meaning: self-confidence or assurance, especially when in a demanding situation. (अभिमान)

Synonyms: poise, self-assurance, self-possession

Antonyms: self-distrust, self-doubt, apprehension

Sentence: He delivered the speech with his usual aplomb.

  1. Persecute (verb)

Meaning: subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs. (सताना)

Synonyms: oppress, abuse, victimize

Antonyms: comfort, console, assist

Sentence: His followers were persecuted by the authorities.

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