The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 17th September 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 17th September 2021

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  1. Moratorium (noun)

Meaning: a temporary prohibition of an activity. (रोक)

Synonyms: stop, ban,

Antonyms: continuance, continuation

Sentence: The debt was to be subject to a five-year moratorium.

  1. Quashing (verb)

Meaning: reject or void, especially by legal procedure. (रद्द करने)

Synonyms: cancel, revoke, disallow

Antonyms: help, allow, support

Sentence: His conviction was quashed on appeal.

  1. Transient (adj.)

Meaning: lasting only for a short time. (अनित्य)

Synonyms: momentary, adventitious, sliding

Antonyms: deathless, lasting, immortal

Sentence: These exploits, however, were transient in their effects.

  1. Belie (verb)

Meaning: disguise or contradict. (झुठलाना)

Synonyms: explode, contradict, disprove

Antonyms: allow, approve, agree

Sentence: Her energy and youthful good looks belie her 65 years.

  1. Moiety (noun)

Meaning: each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided. (आधा भाग)

Synonyms: half, moiety, part

Antonyms: entirety, whole, full

Sentence: The tax was to be delivered in two moieties.

  1. Ardent (adj.)

Meaning: enthusiastic or passionate. (उत्साही)

Synonyms: passionate, emotional, enthusiastic

Antonyms: emotionless, impassive, unpassionate

Sentence: All her life she was an ardent feminist.

  1. Envision (verb)

Meaning: visualize. (कल्पना करना)

Synonyms: imagine, envision, speculate

Antonyms: neglect, look away, disregard

Sentence: She envisioned the admiring glances of guests seeing her home.

  1. Vernacular (noun)

Meaning: the language or dialect spoken by ordinary people in a particular country or region. (मातृभाषा)

Synonyms: unbookish, unliterary, vulgar

Antonyms: formal, learned, literary

Sentence: Galileo wrote in the vernacular to reach a larger audience.

  1. Argot (noun)

Meaning: the jargon or slang of a particular group or class. (कठबोली)

Synonyms: jargon, slang, idiom

Antonyms: silence, quiet

Sentence: Pupils’ argot is of particular interest.

  1. Execrable

Meaning: extremely bad or unpleasant. (घिनौना)

Synonyms: horrible, terrible, disgusting

Antonyms: bitchin, marvelous, wonderful

Sentence: Living conditions in the slums were execrable.

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