The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 22nd October 2021
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- Assuage (verb)
Meaning: make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense. (शांत करना)
Synonyms: relieve, ease, alleviate
Antonyms: anger, enrage, incense
Sentence: To assuage his wife’s grief, he took her on a tour of Europe.
- Incertitude (noun)
Meaning: a state of uncertainty or hesitation. (शक)
Synonyms: disbelief, incredulity, unbelief
Antonyms: assurance, belief, certainty
Sentence: Some schools broke down under the stresses of policy incertitude
- Pejorative (adj.)
Meaning: expressing contempt or disapproval. (अपमानजनक)
Synonyms: disparaging, derogatory, deprecatory
Antonyms: commendatory, complimentary, laudative
Sentence: Permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term.
- Grotesque (adj.)
Meaning: comically or repulsively ugly or distorted. (विचित्र)
Synonyms: malformed, deformed, strange
Antonyms: impressive, pretty, ravishing
Sentence: That bloody Halloween mask is grotesque.
- Consternation (noun)
Meaning: feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected. (चिंता)
Synonyms: dismay, perturbation, anxiety
Antonyms: comfort, consolation, relief
Sentence: The announcement was created to surprise and consternation.
- Instigate (verb)
Meaning: bring about or initiate (an action or event). (भड़काना)
Synonyms: start, begin, initiate
Antonyms: allay, calm, quiet
Sentence: They instigated a reign of terror
- Obloquy (noun)
Meaning: strong public criticism or verbal abuse. (अपमान)
Synonyms: vilification, opprobrium, vituperation
Antonyms: esteem, honor, respect
Sentence: He endured years of contempt and obloquy.
- Filthy (adj.)
Meaning: disgustingly dirty. (गंदा)
Synonyms: dirty, mucky, grimy
Antonyms: clean, cleanly, pure
Sentence: The beds were filthy and full of vermin.
- Impeccable (adj.)
Meaning: (of behavior, performance, or appearance) in accordance with the highest standards of propriety; faultless. (निर्दोष)
Synonyms: flawless, faultless, unblemished
Antonyms: amiss, guilty, sinful
Sentence: The head of the investigation must be a person of impeccable probity and honesty.
- 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.
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