The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 18th September 2021
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- Entice (verb)
Meaning: attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage. (लुभाने)
Synonyms: tempt, allure, lure
Antonyms: alert, caution, forewarn
Sentence: A show that should entice a new audience into the theatre.
- Bribery (noun)
Meaning: the giving or offering of a bribe. (रिश्वत)
Synonyms: corruption, subornation, payola
Sentence: Ministers have dismissed the rumors of a bribery scandal as nonsense.
- Protract (verb)
Meaning: to make longer (फैलना)
Synonyms: prolong, extend, stretch out
Antonyms: abridge, reduce, shorten
Sentence: Let’s not protract the debate any further.
- Hegemony (noun)
Meaning: leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others. (नायकत्व)
Synonyms: leadership, dominance, supremacy
Antonyms: impotency, powerlessness
Sentence: Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871.
- Smirch (verb)
Meaning: make (something) dirty (मैला करना)
Synonyms: contaminate, defile, pollute
Antonyms: clean, freshen, renew
Sentence: Their clothes were smirched by dust from the trail.
- Naive (adj.)
Meaning: (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment. (अनाड़ी)
Synonyms: childish, immature, inexperienced
Antonyms: cosmopolitan, experienced, sophisticated
Sentence: The rather naive young man had been totally misled.
- Supple (adj.)
Meaning: bending and moving easily and gracefully; flexible. (लचीला)
Synonyms: lithe, limber, nimble
Antonyms: inflexible, rigid, stiff
Sentence: The gloves were made of very supple leather.
- Extricate (verb)
Meaning: free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty. (समाधान करना)
Synonyms: extract, free, release
Antonyms: embroil, entangle
Sentence: He was trying to extricate himself from official duties.
- Laggard (noun)
Meaning: a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others. (सुस्त)
Synonyms: straggler, loiterer, sluggard
Antonyms: expeditious, scrambler
Sentence: Bhutan has been a laggard in securing alternative energy resources overseas.
- Hubris (noun)
Meaning: excessive pride or self-confidence. (अभिमान)
Synonyms: arrogance, conceit, conceitedness
Antonyms: humbleness, humility, modesty
Sentence: The self-assured hubris among economists was shaken in the late 1980s.
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