The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd August 2022

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  1. Stopgap (noun)

Meaning: a temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need. (अस्थायी समाधान)

Synonyms: temporary solution, improvisation, expedient

Antonyms: long-term, permanent

Sentence: The coach we have now was only hired as a stopgap until someone with more experience is found.

  1. Geriatric (noun)

Meaning: an old person who is receiving special care. (बुज़ुर्ग लोग)

Synonyms: elder, senior, senior citizen

Antonyms: youngster, youth

Sentence: Who’s going to elect a geriatric President?

  1. Tutelage (noun)

Meaning: protection of or authority over someone or something; guardianship. (संरक्षण)

Synonyms: shielding, shelter, safeguarding

Sentence: A new regime was installed under French tutelage.

  1. Persecute (verb)

Meaning: subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs. (सताना)

Synonyms: oppress, abuse, victimize

Antonyms: aid, assist, comfort

Sentence: They persecute those who do not conform to their ideas.

  1. Expounded (verb)

Meaning: present and explain (a theory or idea) systematically and in detail. (प्रस्तुत)

Synonyms: present, put forward, proffer

Sentence: He was expounding a powerful argument.

  1. Evocative (adj.)

Meaning: bringing strong images, memories, or feelings to mind. (विचारोत्तेजक)

Synonyms: reminiscent, suggestive, redolent

Antonyms: unreminiscent

Sentence: Those old toys are evocative of my childhood.

  1. Shenanigans (noun)

Meaning: secret or dishonest activity or maneuvering. (धोखाधड़ी)

Synonyms: buffoonery, clownery, foolery

Sentence: More political shenanigans were exposed in the newspapers today.

  1. Gush (verb)

Meaning: speak or write with effusiveness or exaggerated enthusiasm. (अति उत्साहित करना)

Synonyms: enthuse, effuse, rhapsodize

Sentence: There was a nice old lady reporter who covers the art openings and gushes about everything.

  1. Leery (adj.)

Meaning: cautious or wary due to realistic suspicions. (चालाक)

Synonyms: wary, cautious, careful

Antonyms: innocent, naïve, simple

Sentence: I’ve always been a bit leery of authority figures.

  1. Contentious (adj.)

Meaning: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. (विवादास्पद)

Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable

Antonyms: noncontroversial, incontestable, indisputable

Sentence: Both views are highly contentious.

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