The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st October 2022

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  1. Proffer (verb)

Meaning: hold out (something) to someone for acceptance; offer. (प्रस्ताव करना)

Synonyms: offer, put forward, present

Sentence: What advice would you proffer her?

  1. Defile (verb)

Meaning: to make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable (गंदा करना)

Synonyms: befoul, contaminate, spoil

Antonyms: decontaminate, purify, clean

Sentence: Supplies of meat that had been defiled by maggots.

  1. Affability (noun)

Meaning: the quality of having a friendly and good-natured manner. (नेकी)

Synonyms: friendliness, amiability, geniality

Antonyms: disagreeableness, unpleasantness

Sentence: He was beloved by the nation for his affability toward people from all walks of life.

  1. Fluke (noun)

Meaning: an unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck. (संयोग से)

Synonyms: chance, coincidence, accident

Sentence: We won the football game by a fluke.

  1. Oppugn (verb)

Meaning: call into question the truth or validity of. (आपत्ति करना)

Synonyms: challenge, contest, dispute

Antonyms: accept, believe, embrace

Sentence: This paper aims to oppugn and criticize the above ideas.

  1. Teeming (verb)

Meaning: be full of or swarming with. (भरा हुआ)

Synonyms: be full of, be filled with, be brimming with

Antonyms: blank, devoid, empty

Sentence: Every garden is teeming with wildlife.

  1. Delve (verb)

Meaning: reach inside a receptacle and searching for something. (खोजना)

Synonyms: rummage (around) in, search (through), hunt through

Sentence: It’s not always a good idea to delve too deeply into someone’s past.

  1. Imprimatur (noun)

Meaning: an acceptance of something as satisfactory (इजाज़त)

Synonyms: approbation, approval, acceptation

Antonyms: disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor

Sentence: They can also get the imprimatur of the Constitutional Court to achieve this.

  1. Tad (adv.)

Meaning: to a small extent; somewhat. (अल्प)

Synonyms: little, bit, ounce

Antonyms: abundance, barrel, boatload

Sentence: Could you turn the sound down just a tad?

  1. Heckling (verb)

Meaning: interrupt (a public speaker) with derisive or aggressive comments or abuse. (चिल्लाना)

Synonyms: jeer, taunt, disrupt

Sentence: The ceremony was disrupted by unprecedented heckling and slogan-chanting.

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