The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd March 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd March 2023

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  1. Traduce (verb)

Meaning: speak badly of or tell lies about (someone) so as to damage their reputation. (बदनाम करना)

Synonyms: defame, slander, speak ill of

Antonyms: honor, exalt, applaud

Sentence: He traduced his friend’s character.

  1. Engender (verb)

Meaning: cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition). (उत्पन्न होना)

Synonyms: create, generate, cause

Antonyms: impede, restrict, quash

Sentence: It helps engender a sense of common humanity.

  1. Moniker (noun)

Meaning: a descriptive or familiar name given instead of or in addition to the one belonging to an individual (उपनाम)

Synonyms: nickname, epithet, surname

Sentence: His real moniker is Dave Kennedy.

  1. Catchphrase (noun)

Meaning: a well-known sentence or phrase, especially one that is associated with a particular famous person. (कहावत)

Synonyms: saying, quotation, slogan

Sentence: One of those advertising catchphrases that, if you think about them, don’t mean much of anything.

  1. Heeding (verb)

Meaning: pay attention to; take notice of. (ध्यान देना)

Synonyms: cautious, chary, watchful

Antonyms: careless, negligent, remiss

Sentence: He should have heeded the warnings.

  1. Fisticuffs (noun)

Meaning: fighting with fists. (मुक्केबाज़ी)

Synonyms: fistfight, brawl, ruction

Antonyms: truce

Sentence: Sometimes it looks like that battle escalates into fisticuffs!

  1. Alms (noun)

Meaning: a gift of money or its equivalent to a charity, humanitarian cause, or public institution (दान)

Synonyms: donation, contribution, benefaction

Sentence: It was their religious duty to give alms to the poor.

  1. Nay (noun)

Meaning: a negative answer or vote. (अस्वीकार)

Synonyms: denial, refusal, negation

Antonyms: yes, positive, approval

Sentence: The daily work continued; nay, it actually increased.

  1. Cognoscente (noun)

Meaning: a connoisseur; a discerning expert. (विशेषज्ञ)

Synonyms: scholar, connoisseur, maestro

Antonyms: novice, amateur, neophyte

Sentence: He is a cognoscente of medieval painting.

  1. Staple (noun)

Meaning: the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts (प्रमुख)

Synonyms: core, chief, major

Antonyms: accessory, component, adjunct

Sentence: ice is the staple diet in many Asian countries.

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