The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th November 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th November 2021

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  1. Flawed (adj.)

Meaning: blemished, damaged, or imperfect in some way. (त्रुटिपूर्ण)

Synonyms: unsound, defective, faulty

Antonyms: faultless, flawless, impeccable

Sentence: The material is flawed throughout.

  1. Probity (noun)

Meaning: the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency. (ईमानदारी)

Synonyms: integrity, honesty, uprightness

Antonyms: badness, evil, evildoing

Sentence: Her probity and integrity are beyond question.

  1. Impediment (noun)

Meaning: a hindrance or obstruction in doing something. (बाधा)

Synonyms: hindrance, obstruction, obstacle

Antonyms: catalyst, goad, impetus

Sentence: He was satisfied there was no legal impediment to the marriage.

  1. Dispirit (verb)

Meaning: cause (someone) to lose enthusiasm or hope. (उदास करना)

Synonyms: dishearten, discourage, demoralize

Antonyms: emboldened, encouraged, heartened

Sentence: She refused to be dispirited by her long illness.

  1. Clobber (verb)

Meaning: hit (someone) hard. (पीटना)

Synonyms: hit, strike, slap

Sentence: If he does that I’ll clobber him!

  1. Exoneration (noun)

Meaning: the action of officially absolving someone from blame; vindication. (छुटकारा)

Synonyms: vindication, free from blame, absolution

Antonyms: conviction, accusation, arraignment

Sentence: They expected complete exoneration for their clients.

  1. Fidelity (noun)

Meaning: faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support. (सत्य के प्रति निष्ठा)

Synonyms: loyalty, allegiance, obedience

Antonyms: disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness

Sentence: I had to promise fidelity to the Queen.

  1. Prefatory (adj.)

Meaning: serving as an introduction; introductory. (प्रारंभिक)

Synonyms: introductory, preliminary, opening

Antonyms: after, behind, end

Sentence: The poet makes this clear in a prefatory note on the text

  1. Placate (verb)

Meaning:  make (someone) less angry or hostile. (तसल्ली देना)

Synonyms: pacify, calm, appease

Antonyms: anger, enrage, incense

Sentence: They attempted to placate the students with promises.

  1. Effrontery (noun)

Meaning: insolent or impertinent behavior. (गुस्ताख़ी)

Synonyms: impudence, impertinence, audacity

Antonyms: civility, courtesy, gentility

Sentence: One juror had the effrontery to challenge the coroner’s decision.

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