The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th August 2022

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Cower (verb)

Meaning: crouch down in fear. (डर से झुक जाना)

Synonyms: grovel, quail, crouch

Sentence: Before such a leader, all enemies will cower.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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