The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  1st October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  1st October 2022

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  1. Pelf (noun)

Meaning: money, especially when gained in a dishonest or dishonorable way. (धन)

Synonyms: bucks, cash, money

Sentence: He was a politician who seems more interested in pelf than in policy.

  1. Ergo (adv.)

Meaning: for this or that reason (फलस्वरूप)

Synonyms: therefore, consequently, so

Sentence: She was the sole beneficiary of the will, ergo the prime suspect.

  1. Spurn (verb)

Meaning: reject with disdain or contempt. (अस्वीकार करना)

Synonyms: refuse, decline, say no to

Antonyms: accept, agree (to), approve

Sentence: She spurned my offers of help.

  1. Miserliness (noun)

Meaning: excessive desire to save money; extreme meanness. (कंजूसी)

Synonyms: avarice, acquisitiveness, parsimony

Antonyms: bounty, generosity, largesse

Sentence: The party earned a damaging reputation for miserliness by cutting pensions.

  1. Happenstance (noun)

Meaning: formal + literary something that happens by chance (संयोग)

Synonyms: happenchance, coincidence, incident

Sentence: We met each other by happenstance.

  1. Scorner (noun)

Meaning: a person who expresses contempt or disdain for someone or something. (उच्छृंखल)

Synonyms: decriers, denigrators, derider

Antonyms: comforters, soother, succorer

Sentence: I would not sit in the scorner’s seat, nor hurl the cynic’s ban

  1. Philippic (noun)

Meaning: a bitter attack or denunciation, especially a verbal one. (निंदापूर्ण वाक्य)

Synonyms: tirade, diatribe, invective

Antonyms: approval, blessing, commendation

Sentence: The lecture was a tremendous philippic against our culture.

  1. Ponderous (adj.)

Meaning: slow and clumsy because of great weight. (भारी-भरकम)

Synonyms: clumsy, slow, heavy

Antonyms: lightweight, fluffy

Sentence: Her footsteps were heavy and ponderous.

  1. Protean (adj.)

Meaning: tending or able to change frequently or easily. (परिवर्तनशील)

Synonyms: ever-changing, variable, changeable

Sentence: It is difficult to comprehend the whole of this protean subject.

  1. Hollering (verb)

Meaning: (of a person) give a loud shout or cry. (चिल्लाना)

Synonyms: shout, yell, cry

Antonyms: mumbling, murmuring, whispering

Sentence: Hollering at me isn’t going to find us a parking place.

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