The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th October 2022

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  1. Ilk (noun)

Meaning: a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common (श्रेणी)

Synonyms: class, category, group

Sentence: I can’t tolerate people of his ilk.

  1. Obscenity (noun)

Meaning: the state or quality of being obscene; obscene behavior, language, or images. (अभद्रता)

Synonyms: indecency, immorality, impropriety

Antonyms: priggery, prudery, decency

Sentence: Existing laws on obscenity are to be tightened.

  1. Rechristened (verb)

Meaning: give a new name to. (नामकरण)

Synonyms: renamed, relabelled, called

Sentence: He rechristened Zaire the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  1. Adjunct (noun)

Meaning: a person who helps a more skilled person (सहायक)

Synonyms: adjutant, apprentice, assistant

Sentence: He serves as an adjunct to the congressional delegation on its fact-finding mission.

  1. Howbeit (adv.)

Meaning: nevertheless; however. (परन्तु)

Synonyms: even so, however, nevertheless

Antonyms: all the same

Sentence: I’ve never written a poem before; howbeit, I feel my first attempt is quite good

  1. Sycophancy (noun)

Meaning: obsequious behavior toward someone important in order to gain advantage. (हाँ में हाँ मिलाना)

Synonyms: fawning, flattery, obsequiousness

Antonyms: bad-mouthing, belittlement

Sentence: Sycophancy was the device of the least trustworthy.

  1. Caliginous (adj.)

Meaning: being without light or without much light (अंधेरा)

Synonyms: black, dark, darkened

Antonyms: bright, brightened, illuminated

Sentence: Without a flashlight, there was no way to tell what kind of creatures lurked in the caliginous cave.

  1. Mettlesome (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person or animal) full of spirit and courage. (साहसी)

Synonyms: active, energetic, frisky

Antonyms: inactive, inanimate, lackadaisical

Sentence: The actor was considered a mettlesome dramatic performer.

  1. Subjugated (verb)

Meaning: bring under domination or control, especially by conquest. (अधीन करना)

Synonyms: conquer, vanquish, overpower

Antonyms: discharged, emancipated, enfranchised

Sentence: The invaders soon subjugated most of the native population.

  1. Disposition (noun)

Meaning: a person’s inherent qualities of mind and character. (स्वभाव)

Synonyms: nature, character, mentality

Sentence: Your sunny disposition has a way of rubbing off on those around you.

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