The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st April 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st April 2023

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  1. Befuddled (adj.)

Meaning: unable to think clearly; confused or perplexed. (उलझना)

Synonyms: bewildered, confused, dazed

Antonyms: clearheaded, conscious

Sentence: Even in my befuddled state I could find my key.

  1. Alms (noun)

Meaning: a gift of money or its equivalent to a charity, humanitarian cause, or public institution (दान)

Synonyms: donation, contribution, benefaction

Sentence: It was their religious duty to give alms to the poor.

  1. Outskirts (noun)

Meaning: the outer parts of a town or city. (उपनगर)

Synonyms: outlying districts, purlieu, suburb

Antonyms: inner city, midtown

Sentence: They live on the outskirts of Bangalore.

  1. Proprietor (noun)

Meaning: one who has a legal or rightful claim to ownership (मालिक)

Synonyms: owner, holder, landowner

Antonyms: tenant, lessee, squatter

Sentence: He is now sole proprietor of the business.

  1. Cognoscente (noun)

Meaning: a connoisseur; a discerning expert. (विशेषज्ञ)

Synonyms: scholar, connoisseur, maestro

Antonyms: novice, amateur, neophyte

Sentence: He is a cognoscenti of medieval painting.

  1. Libel (noun)

Meaning: a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation; a written defamation. (निंदलेख)

Synonyms: defamation, misrepresentation, vilification

Antonyms: praise, respect, commendation

Sentence: The governor’s office issued a statement accusing the state’s largest newspaper of libel.

  1. Pursuance (noun)

Meaning: the carrying out of a plan or action. (अनुसरण)

Synonyms: implementation, carrying out, fulfilment

Antonyms: non-performance, nonfulfillment

Sentence: They may need to borrow money in pursuance of their legal action.

  1. Secern (verb)

Meaning: to understand or point out the difference in (अलग)

Synonyms: differentiate, distinguish, discern

Antonyms: confound, mingle

Sentence: And still, less is he able to secern the truth from the falsehood

  1. Intuitive (adj.)

Meaning: using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive. (स्वाभाविक)

Synonyms: instinctive, intuitional, instinctual

Sentence: Men are often regarded as less intuitive than women.

  1. Interdict (noun)

Meaning: an authoritative prohibition. (पाबंदी)

Synonyms: prohibition, ban, embargo

Antonyms: allowing, permission, granting

Sentence: Troops could be ferried in to interdict drug shipments

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