The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 18th April 2023
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- Zeal (noun)
Meaning: great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective. (उत्साह)
Synonyms: passion, zealousness, ardor
Antonyms: laziness, lethargy, listlessness
Sentence: Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
- Compel (verb)
Meaning: force or oblige (someone) to do something. (मजबूर)
Synonyms: force, coerce into, pressurize into
Antonyms: allow, let, permit
Sentence: The law will compel employers to provide health insurance.
- Badger (verb)
Meaning: repeatedly ask (someone) to do something; pester. (परेशान करना)
Synonyms: tease, pester, bother
Sentence: Don’t constantly badger people with stupid questions.
- Unintelligible (adj.)
Meaning: impossible to understand. (अस्पष्ट)
Synonyms: incomprehensible, indiscernible, confusing
Antonyms: intelligible, understandable, comprehensible
Sentence: Dolphin sounds are unintelligible to humans.
- Expulsion (noun)
Meaning: the action of depriving someone of membership in an organization. (निष्कासन)
Synonyms: debarment, dismissal, exile
Antonyms: repatriation, return, immigration
Sentence: Expulsion from school is a harsh form of punishment.
- Iniquitous (adj.)
Meaning: grossly unfair and morally wrong. (अन्यायी)
Synonyms: wicked, sinful, evil
Antonyms: decent, ethical, good
Sentence: Have you seen this bill? It’s iniquitous!
- Miscellany (noun)
Meaning: a group or collection of different items; a mixture. (मिश्रण)
Synonyms: assortment, mixture, melange
Sentence: The museum houses a fascinating miscellany of nautical treasures.
- Plebiscite (noun)
Meaning: the direct vote of all the members of an electorate on an important public question such as a change in the constitution. (जनमत-संग्रह)
Synonyms: vote, referendum, ballot
Sentence: A plebiscite was held to decide the fate of the country.
- Virility (noun)
Meaning: (in a man) the quality of having strength, energy, strong (हिम्मत)
Synonyms: manliness, masculinity, bravery
Antonyms: cowardice, timidity
Sentence: There was no doubting soldier’s virility.
- Hankering (noun)
Meaning: a strong desire to have or do something. (लालसा)
Synonyms: yearning, desire, appetency
Antonyms: revulsion, apathy
Sentence: I’ve always had the hankering to go to America.
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