The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th October 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th October 2021

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  1. Aversion (noun)

Meaning: a strong dislike or disinclination. (घृणा)

Synonyms: dislike of, distaste for, hatred

Antonyms: affection, appetite, love

Sentence: He had a deep-seated aversion to most forms of exercise.

  1. Germane (adj.)

Meaning: relevant to a subject under consideration. (सार्थक)

Synonyms: relevant, pertinent, applicable

Antonyms: irrelative, irrelevant, pointless

Sentence: He asks questions that are germane and central to the issue.

  1. Parsimony (noun)

Meaning: extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources. (बचत)

Synonyms: meanness, miserliness, parsimoniousness

Antonyms: diseconomy, wastefulness, lavishness

Sentence: Due to official parsimony, only one machine was built.

  1. Fling (verb)

Meaning: throw or hurl forcefully. (फेंकना)

Synonyms: throw, toss, sling

Antonyms: hold, keep, retain

Sentence: He picked up the debris and flung it away.

  1. Glut (noun)

Meaning: an excessively abundant supply of something. (भरमार)

Synonyms: a surplus, excess, surfeit

Antonyms: dearth, scarcity, shortage

Sentence: There is a glut of cars on the market.

  1. Perforate (verb)

Meaning: pierce and make a hole or holes in. (छिद्रित)

Synonyms: pierce, penetrate, prick

Antonyms: fill, patch, seal

Sentence: The broken ribs perforated into his lung.

  1. Oust (verb)

Meaning: drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place. (बाहर निकालना)

Synonyms: expel, force out, throw out

Antonyms: accept, admit, receive

Sentence: He ousted a long-term incumbent by only 500 votes.

  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. Vivacity (noun)

Meaning: (especially in a woman) the quality of being attractively lively and animated. (चुस्ती)

Synonyms: ebullience, sparkle, spirit

Antonyms: indolence, laziness, dolefulness

Sentence: He was struck by her vivacity, humor, and charm.

  1. Epithet (noun)

Meaning: an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality characteristic of the person or thing mentioned. (विशेषण)

Synonyms: sobriquet, nickname, byname

Sentence: Old men are often unfairly awarded the epithet “dirty”.

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