The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th August 2022

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  1. Sequestered (adj.)

Meaning: (of a place) isolated and hidden away. (एकान्त)

Synonyms: secluded, cloistered, hidden away

Antonyms: desegregate, integrate, assimilate

Sentence: I found a sequestered spot at the bottom of the garden and lay down with my book.

  1. Presidium (noun)

Meaning: a standing executive committee in a country. (सभापतिमंडल)

Synonyms: administration, council, authority

Sentence: The presidium has decided to hold this evening’s meeting elsewhere.

  1. Idolatrous (adj.)

Meaning: worshiping idols. (मूर्तिपूजक)

Synonyms: idol-worshipping, icon-worshipping, sacrilegious

Sentence: The errors in which the idolatrous priests were trying to maintain the infidels were dissipated

  1. Grudge (noun)

Meaning: a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury. (ईर्ष्या)

Synonyms: grievance, resentment, bitterness

Antonyms: goodwill, amiability, civility

Sentence: There’s been a grudge between the two families for years.

  1. Yoked (verb)

Meaning: to put or bring together so as to form a new and longer whole (जोड़ना)

Synonyms: catenated, chained, compounded

Antonyms: disconnected, disjoined, disunited

Sentence: He yoked several ideas together to come up with a new theory

  1. Residuum (noun)

Meaning: a substance or thing that remains or is left behind (बाक़ी)

Synonyms: leftovers, remainder, remains

Antonyms: body, bulk

Sentence: Even highly decaffeinated coffee contains a tiny residuum of caffeine.

  1. Splurging (verb)

Meaning: spend (money) freely or extravagantly. (अधिक खर्च करना)

Synonyms: consuming, depleting, exhausting

Antonyms: preserving, conserving

Sentence: You should let yourself splurge once in a while.

  1. Apocryphal (adj.)

Meaning: (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true. (शंकायुक्त)

Synonyms: fictitious, made-up, untrue

Antonyms: real, factual, literal

Sentence: Most of the stories about him are apocryphal.

  1. Fillip (noun)

Meaning: something which acts as a stimulus or boost to activity. (प्रोत्साहन)

Synonyms: boost, encouragement, incitement

Sentence: The news gave the stock market a big fillip.

  1. Superfluity (noun)

Meaning: an unnecessarily or excessively large amount or a number of something. (आधिक्य)

Synonyms: surplus, excess, overabundance

Antonyms: deficiency, dearth, insufficiency

Sentence: The city has a superfluity of five-star hotels.

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