The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd December 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd December 2022

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  1. Saunter (verb)

Meaning: walk in a slow, relaxed manner, without hurry or effort. (टहलना)

Synonyms: stroll, amble, wander

Sentence: Adam sauntered into the room.

  1. Deepfake (noun)

Meaning: a video of a person in which their face or body has been digitally altered so that they appear to be someone else, typically used maliciously or to spread false information. (मिथ्या)

Synonyms: delusion, falsehood, illusion

Antonyms: truth, verity

Sentence: Two artists and an advertising company created a deepfake.

  1. Piquant (adj.)

Meaning: having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavor. (सरस)

Synonyms: spicy, tangy, spiced

Antonyms: tasteless, dull

Sentence: Bland vegetables are often served with a piquant sauce.

  1. Mercenary (adj.)

Meaning: having or marked by an eager and often selfish desire especially for material possessions (लालच)

Synonyms: greedy, avaricious, acquisitive

Antonyms: altruistic, charitable, liberal

Sentence: She’s interested in him for purely mercenary reasons.

  1. Digression (noun)

Meaning: a temporary departure from the main subject in speech or writing. (विषयांतर)

Synonyms: deviation, detour, diversion

Sentence: Talking about money now would be a digression from the main purpose of this meeting.

  1. Prolix (adj.)

Meaning: (of speech or writing) using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy. (अति विस्‍तृत)

Synonyms: lengthy, long-winded, verbose

Antonyms: concise, compact, brief

Sentence: The author’s prolix style has done nothing to encourage sales of the book.

  1. Gratis (adv.)

Meaning: without charge; free. (निःशुल्क)

Synonyms: free, without charge, for nothing

Antonyms: paid, costly

Sentence: I’ll give it to you, gratis!

  1. Exuded (verb)

Meaning: to flow forth slowly through small openings (बहाना)

Synonyms: give off/out, discharge, release

Antonyms: gushed, poured

Sentence: A sticky resin exudes from the bark of the tree.

  1. Toggery (noun)

Meaning: covering for the human body; clothes. (कपड़ा)

Synonyms: attire, dress, cloth

Sentence: Inmates were wearing regular prison toggery.

  1. Pluck (noun)

Meaning: spirited and determined courage. (साहस)

Synonyms: courage, bravery, daring

Antonyms: timidity, cowardice

Sentence: She showed a lot of pluck in dealing with the intruders.

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