The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st December 2021

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  1. Unctuous (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) excessively or ingratiatingly flattering; oily. (अशिष्ट)

Synonyms: sycophantic, ingratiating, obsequious

Antonyms: genuine, heartfelt, honest

Sentence: He seemed anxious to please but not in an unctuous way.

  1. Natty (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person or an article of clothing) smart and fashionable. (स्वच्छ)

Synonyms: smart, stylish, fashionable

Antonyms: disheveled, slovenly, unkempt

Sentence: Cliff was a natty dresser.

  1. Apropos (adj.)

Meaning: very appropriate to a particular situation. (उचित)

Synonyms: appropriate, pertinent, relevant

Antonyms: inapposite, irrelevant, pointless

Sentence: The composer’s reference to child’s play is apropos.

  1. Rigmarole (noun)

Meaning: a lengthy and complicated procedure. (बेसिरपैर की बात)

Synonyms: double-talk, gibberish

Sentence: He went through the rigmarole of securing the front door.

  1. Sinewy (adj.)

Meaning: having muscles capable of exerting great physical force (बलवान)

Synonyms: muscular, brawny, strong

Antonyms: delicate, feeble, frail

Sentence: I admire her sinewy prose style.

  1. Sterling (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person or their work, efforts, or qualities) excellent or valuable. (अति उत्कृष्ट)

Synonyms: excellent, outstanding, splendid

Antonyms: atrocious, awful, execrable

Sentence: This organization does sterling work for youngsters.

  1. Rescinding (verb)

Meaning: revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement). (रद्द कर देना)

Synonyms: revoke, repeal, abrogate

Antonyms: continuing, keeping, initiating

Sentence: Now I’m thinking of rescinding employee ownership, although there is some difficulty in doing that.

  1. Effrontery (noun)

Meaning: insolent or impertinent behavior. (गुस्ताख़ी)

Synonyms: impudence, impertinence, audacity

Antonyms: civility, courtesy, gentility

Sentence: One juror had the effrontery to challenge the coroner’s decision.

  1. Subsist (verb)

Meaning: maintain or support oneself, especially at a minimal level. (गुजारा करना)

Synonyms: survive, endure, stay alive

Antonyms: perish, die, expire

Sentence: Thousands of refugees subsist on international handouts.

  1. Chastise (verb)

Meaning: rebuke or reprimand severely. (दंड देना)

Synonyms: scold, upbraid, berate

Antonyms: excuse, pardon, spare

Sentence: He chastised his colleagues for their laziness.

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