The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th September 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th September 2021

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 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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