The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd December 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd December 2022

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  1. Envisage (verb)

Meaning: contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event. (परिकल्पना करना)

Synonyms: foresee, predict, forecast

Sentence: The Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers.

  1. Waspish (adj.)

Meaning: readily expressing anger or irritation. (चिड़चिड़ा)

Synonyms: irritable, touchy, irascible

Antonyms: genial, friendly, affable

Sentence: She sounded waspish and impatient.

  1. Mettle (noun)

Meaning: a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way. (उत्साह)

Synonyms: spirit, fortitude, tenacity

Antonyms: cowardice, cravenness, dastardliness

Sentence: The team showed their true mettle in the second half.

  1. Persiflage (noun)

Meaning: light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter. (ताना)

Synonyms: badinage, raillery, banter

Sentence: The persiflage is not appropriate when we are discussing such serious problems.

  1. Acquit (verb)

Meaning: free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty. (बरी करना)

Synonyms: absolve, clear, exonerate

Antonyms: incriminate, indict, convict

Sentence: He has never failed to acquit a client charged with murder.

  1. Confound (verb)

Meaning: cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by acting against their expectations. (उलझाना)

Synonyms: amaze, astonish, daze

Antonyms: enlighten, assure

Sentence: The choice of Governor may confound us all.

  1. Indemnity (noun)

Meaning: security or protection against a loss or other financial burden. (हानि से सुरक्षा)

Synonyms: insurance, protection, security

Sentence: They paid an indemnity to the victim after the accident.

  1. Furbish (verb)

Meaning: give a fresh look to (something old or shabby) (चमक लाना)

Synonyms: renovate, furnish, glitter

Antonyms: roughen, ruffle, scuff

Sentence: I needed until August to fully furbish the two front rooms.

  1. Deference (noun)

Meaning: humble submission and respect. (सम्मान)

Synonyms: respect, esteem, docility

Antonyms: defiance, disobedience, hostility

Sentence: He treats her with such deference.

  1. Appropriacy (noun)

Meaning: the quality of being suitable or proper in the circumstances. (उपयुक्तता)

Synonyms: suitable, proper, acceptable

Antonyms: inappropriate, improper, unsuitable

Sentence: Teachers aim to assess the appropriacy of the language used by their students in particular contexts.

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