The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st December 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st December 2022

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  1. Dismay (noun)

Meaning: consternation and distress, typically caused by something unexpected. (बेचैनी)

Synonyms: disappointment, dissatisfaction, frustration

Antonyms: content, gratification, encouragement

Sentence: Someone has stolen my car!’ she said in dismay.

  1. Debasement (noun)

Meaning: the action or process of reducing the quality or value of something. (मानमर्दन)

Synonyms: abjection, corruptness, debauchery

Antonyms: morality, righteousness, virtue

Sentence: The outcome is the rot and debasement of the system.

  1. Ruses (noun)

Meaning: an action intended to deceive someone; a trick. (चाल)

Synonyms: ploy, stratagem, tactic

Sentence: Eleanor tried to think of a ruse to get Paul out of the house.

  1. Moiety (noun)

Meaning: each of two parts into which a thing can be divided. (आधा भाग)

Synonyms: half, moiety, part

Antonyms: entirety, whole, full

Sentence: The tax was to be delivered in two moieties.

  1. Xenophobes (noun)

Meaning: a person having a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries. (ज़ेनोफ़ोब्स)

Synonyms: antiforeign, anti-immigrant, nativist

Antonyms: internationalist

Sentence: They say they are being unfairly typecast as xenophobes and racists.

  1. Abode (noun)

Meaning: a place of residence; a house or home. (निवास)

Synonyms: home, house, residence

Sentence: They established their permanent abode here.

  1. Nefarious (adj.)

Meaning: (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal. (कुटिल)

Synonyms: wicked, evil, sinful

Antonyms: decent, ethical, good

Sentence: The other person does a nefarious act and denies it.

  1. Morsel (noun)

Meaning: a small piece or amount of food; a mouthful. (निवाला)

Synonyms: mouthful, bite, nibble

Antonyms: chunk, gob, hunk

Sentence: The prisoners ate every last morsel.

  1. Usurpation (noun)

Meaning: the unlawful taking or withholding of something from the rightful owner under the guise of authority (हड़प लेना)

Synonyms: preemption, seizure, takeover

Sentence: the unexpected usurpation of power by the government resulted in the townspeople revolting

  1. Licit (adj.)

Meaning: not forbidden; lawful. (जायज)

Synonyms: legitimate, permissible, admissible

Antonyms: illegal, illegitimate, illicit

Sentence: She made some money by licit means.

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