The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 20th October 2021
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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