The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th October 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th October 2023

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  1. Complacent (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a lack of interest or concern (आत्मसंतुष्ट)

Synonyms: nonchalant, casual, apathetic

Antonyms: interested, aware, concerned

Sentence: the auditors were taken aback by his complacent response to their findings of fraud

  1. Sequestration (noun)

Meaning: the state of being alone or kept apart from others (अलग)

Synonyms: solitude, isolation, privacy

Antonyms: society, company, fellowship

Sentence: what would you bring for sequestration on a desert island?

  1. Ravaged (verb)

Meaning: to bring destruction to (something) through violent action (तबाह)

Synonyms: destroyed, devastated, ruined

Antonyms: recovered, restored, redeemed

Sentence: The hurricane-ravaged the state and caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage

  1. Feud (noun)

Meaning: a long and angry conflict between two people or two groups (झगड़ा)

Synonyms: dispute, quarrel, disagreement

Antonyms: agreement, calm, harmony

Sentence: The workers’ feud with management concerns health benefits and pay increases.

  1. Comeuppance (noun)

Meaning: suffering, loss, or hardship imposed in response to a crime or offense (सज़ा मिलना)

Synonyms: punishment, wrath, penalty

Antonyms: forgiveness, release, pardon

Sentence: In general, the witch, and the wolf, get their comeuppance.

  1. Adjudicate (verb)

Meaning: to give an opinion about (निर्णय करना)

Synonyms: decide, judge, determine

Antonyms: hedge, equivocate, pussyfoot

Sentence: He was asked to adjudicate on the dispute.

  1. Motif (noun)

Meaning: a major object of interest or concern (आकृति)

Synonyms: theme, topic, matter

Antonyms: aside, tangent, excursion

Sentence: The motif of a mute figure standing in lonely isolation is a recurrent one in the artist’s work.

  1. Counterfeit (adj.)

Meaning: being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud (नक़ली)

Synonyms: fake, forged, false

Antonyms: real, genuine, authentic

Sentence: He admitted to processing and delivering counterfeit currency.

  1. Remit (verb)

Meaning: to dismiss as of little importance (छोड़ना)

Synonyms: ignore, forgive, explain

Antonyms: note, mind, mark

Sentence: We must not remit our efforts.

  1. Startling (adj.)

Meaning: causing a strong emotional reaction because of unexpectedness (चौंकाने)

Synonyms: surprising, amazing, shocking

Antonyms: unsurprising, common, ordinary

Sentence: the startling news that my sister will be having a baby

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