The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 18th August 2022
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- Quisling (noun)
Meaning: a traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country. (ग़द्दार)
Synonyms: apostate, backstabber, betrayer
Sentence: King warned that all quislings would be punished without mercy.
- Efface (verb)
Meaning: to destroy all traces of (मिटाना)
Synonyms: eradicate, erase, extirpate
Antonyms: conserve, preserve, protect
Sentence: Time alone will efface those unpleasant memories.
- Wont (noun)
Meaning: a usual manner of behaving or doing (स्वभाव)
Synonyms: habit, habitude, second nature
Sentence: He got up early, as is his wont.
- Cower (verb)
Meaning: crouch down in fear. (डर से झुक जाना)
Synonyms: grovel, quail, crouch
Sentence: Before such a leader, all enemies will cower.
- Bestow (verb)
Meaning: confer or present (an honor, right, or gift). (प्रदान करना)
Synonyms: confer on, present to, award to
Antonyms: hold, keep, retain
Sentence: You should bestow more time to work and less on daydreaming.
- Harried (adj.)
Meaning: feeling strained as a result of having demands persistently made on one; harassed. (परेशान)
Synonyms: bedeviled, frustrated, haggled
Antonyms: delighted, pleased, placid
Sentence: He was harried by the constant bothering of his fans.
- Sojourn (noun)
Meaning: a temporary residing as another’s guest (ठहरना)
Synonyms: stay, visit, tarry
Sentence: My sojourn in the youth hostel was thankfully short.
- Decrepitude (noun)
Meaning: the state of being decrepit. (जीर्णता)
Synonyms: feebleness, enfeeblement, infirmity
Antonyms: health, healthiness, wellness
Sentence: She was saddened by the decrepitude of many of the nursing home residents.
- 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.
- Penchant (noun)
Meaning: a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something. (लगन)
Synonyms: liking, fondness, preference
Antonyms: apathy, dislike, distaste
Sentence: She has a penchant for Indian food.
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