The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd February 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd February 2023

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  1. Interlocutor (noun)

Meaning: a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation. (वार्ताकार)

Synonyms: dialogist, conversationalist, speaker

Sentence: Abraham was able to act as interpreter and interlocutor for our group.

  1. Iconoclast (noun)

Meaning: a person who does not conform to generally accepted standards or customs (संप्रदायवादी)

Synonyms: counterculturist, deviant, nonconformist

Antonyms: conformer, conformist

Sentence: But he shows little sign of being an iconoclast.

  1. Promontory (noun)

Meaning: a point of high land that juts out into a large body of water; a headland. (चोटी)

Synonyms: headland, ness, point

Sentence: Yet another fortress stands on a promontory only half a mile away.

  1. Luminary (noun)

Meaning: a person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere. (प्रभावशाली व्यक्ति)

Synonyms: guiding light, inspiration, leader

Sentence: Luminaries from the worlds of sports, entertainment, and politics were at the gala.

  1. Querulous (adj.)

Meaning: complaining in a petulant or whining manner. (विलापी)

Synonyms: petulant, complaining, fretful

Antonyms: forbearing, tolerant, uncomplaining

Sentence: He became increasingly dissatisfied and querulous in his old age.

  1. Mire (noun)

Meaning: a situation or state of difficulty, distress, or embarrassment from which it is hard to extricate oneself. (मुसीबत में फसना)

Synonyms: rattrap, difficult situation

Sentence: We must not be drawn into the mire of civil war.

  1. Animadversion (noun)

Meaning: criticism or censure. (निन्दा)

Synonyms: harsh criticism, disapproval.

Antonyms: extol, laud, praise

Sentence: He was infuriated by their constant animadversion.

  1. Agog (adj.)

Meaning: very eager or curious to hear or see something. (उत्सुक)

Synonyms: eager, excited, impatient

Antonyms: apathetic, unenthusiastic, incurious

Sentence: I’ve been agog all afternoon, waiting for the next part of your story.

  1. Freebie (noun)

Meaning: a thing given free of charge. (मुफ्त)

Synonyms: bequest, favor, present

Antonyms: bribe, douceur

Sentence: The journalists were all given a freebie lunch.

  1. Enjoin (verb)

Meaning: instruct or urge (someone) to do something. (हुक्म चलाना)

Synonyms: command, encourage, call (for)

Antonyms: allow, let, permit

Sentence: The organisation has been enjoined to end all restrictions.

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