The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd April 2022

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  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. Innocuous (adj.)

Meaning: not harmful or offensive. (अहानिकर)

Synonyms: harmless, safe, nondangerous

Antonyms: baleful, baneful, damaging

Sentence: His comment seemed perfectly innocuous.

  1. Licit (adj.)

Meaning: not forbidden; lawful. (जायज)

Synonyms: legitimate, permissible, admissible

Antonyms: illegal, illegitimate, illicit

Sentence: She made some money by licit means.

  1. Perseverance (noun)

Meaning: persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. (धैर्य)

Synonyms: persistence, tenacity, determination

Antonyms: doubt, incertitude, indetermination

Sentence: Perseverance is the only road to success.

  1. Ingratiating (adj.)

Meaning: intended to gain approval or favor; sycophantic. (अनुग्रह पाने)

Synonyms: sycophantic, obsequious, servile

Antonyms: unendearing, uningratiating

Sentence: He said this with an ingratiating smile.

  1. Ad-lib (verb)

Meaning: speak or perform in public without previously preparing one’s words. (बिना तैयारी के)

Synonyms: extempore, without preparation, impromptu

Antonyms: considered, planned, premeditated

Sentence: She ad-libbed her way through the entire speech.

  1. Pittance (noun)

Meaning: a very small or inadequate amount of money paid to someone as an allowance or wage. (अल्प भाग)

Synonyms: very small amount, a tiny amount, an insufficient amount

Antonyms: big buck, treasure

Sentence: The internship offers only a pittance of a salary, but it is a great opportunity to gain experience.

  1. Flabbergast (verb)

Meaning: surprise (someone) greatly; astonish. (हैरत में डालना)

Synonyms: astonish, astound, amaze

Sentence: He was flabbergasted when we told him how cheap it was.

  1. Desecrate (verb)

Meaning: treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect; violate. (तिरस्कार करना)

Synonyms: violate, profane, dishonor

Antonyms: honor, respect

Sentence: She shouldn’t have desecrated the picture of a religious leader.

  1. Wheedle (verb)

Meaning: to get (someone) to do something by gentle urging, special attention, or flattery (चापलूसी से मना लेना)

Synonyms: blandish, blarney, flattery

Antonyms: demand, force

Sentence: She even managed to wheedle more money out of him.

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