The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd September 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd September 2022

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  1. Frittering (verb)

Meaning: waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters. (व्यर्थ नष्ट करना)

Synonyms: squander, waste, misspend

Antonyms: penurious, acquisitive

Sentence: I seem to fritter my time away in coffee mornings.

  1. Genteel (adj.)

Meaning: polite, refined, or respectable, often in an affected or ostentatious way. (ललित)

Synonyms: refined, respectable, decent

Antonyms: uncivilized, ungenteel, indecorous

Sentence: She always talks in such a genteel voice when she’s on the phone.

  1. Vandalism (noun)

Meaning: action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. (बर्बरता)

Synonyms: malicious mischief, devastation, devilry

Antonyms: protection, saving, goodness

Sentence: Two teens were charged with vandalism after they spray-painted curse words on their elderly neighbor’s garage.

  1. Footing (noun)

Meaning: the basis on which something is established or operates (आधार)

Synonyms: basis, base, foundation

Antonyms: acme, peak, topmost

Sentence: I lost my footing and tumbled down the stairs.

  1. Statutory (adj.)

Meaning: required, permitted, or enacted by statute (वैधानिक/क़ानूनी)

Synonyms: lawful, legal, judicial

Antonyms: illegal, illicit, unlawful

Sentence: When you buy foods you have certain statutory rights.

  1. Plummeting (verb)

Meaning: fall or drop straight down at high speed (नीचे गिरना या गिरना)

Synonyms: fall headlong, dive, drop

Antonyms: lifting, mounting, rising

Sentence: A climber was killed when he plummeted 300 feet down an icy gully

  1. Pedagogy (noun)

Meaning: the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept (शिक्षा शास्त्र)

Synonyms: education, instruction, tutoring

Sentence: Much of today’s mathematical pedagogy is derived from historical antecedents.

  1. Perpetrator (noun)

Meaning: a person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act (अपराधी)

Synonyms: wrongdoer, offender, culprit

Antonyms: innocent, good person

Sentence: The perpetrators of this horrific crime must be brought to justice

  1. Emulated (verb)

Meaning: match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation (नकल)

Synonyms: imitate, copy, mirror

Antonyms: neglect, be original

Sentence: They hope to emulate the success of other software companies.

  1. Commuter (noun)

Meaning: a person who travels some distance to work on a regular basis (यात्री)

Synonyms: traveller, passenger, straphanger

Sentence: The delayed commuter train disgorged hundreds of angry passengers.

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