The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd October 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd October 2021

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  1. 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.

  1. 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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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

  1. 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.

  1. Filthy (adj.)

Meaning: disgustingly dirty. (गंदा)

Synonyms: dirty, mucky, grimy

Antonyms: clean, cleanly, pure

Sentence: The beds were filthy and full of vermin.

  1. 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.

  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.

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