The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd July 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd July 2022

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  1. Venal (adj.)

Meaning: showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery. (घूसख़ोर)

Synonyms: corrupt, corruptible, bribable

Antonyms: incorruptible, ethical, honest

Sentence: They are accused of being involved in venal practices.

  1. Proffer (verb)

Meaning: hold out (something) to someone for acceptance; offer. (प्रस्ताव करना)

Synonyms: offer, put forward, present

Sentence: What advice would you proffer her?

  1. Claptrap (noun)

Meaning: absurd or nonsensical talk or ideas. (बकवास)

Synonyms: nonsense, balderdash, gibberish

Antonyms: reasonable, sensible

Sentence: This is the claptrap that politicians have peddled many times before.

  1. Prowess (noun)

Meaning: skill or expertise in a particular activity or field. (कौशल)

Synonyms: skill, skilfulness, expertise

Antonyms: impotence, poltroonery

Sentence: He was famous for his prowess as an athlete.

  1. Hanker (verb)

Meaning: feel a strong desire for or to do something. (लालायित होना)

Synonyms: yearn, crave, desire

Antonyms: abhor, abominate, despise

Sentence: What did you hanker after most when you were in prison?

  1. Idiosyncrasy (noun)

Meaning: a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual. (लत)

Synonyms: crotchet, affectation, habit

Sentence: Eating no meat was Amy’s idiosyncrasy.

  1. Convalesce (verb)

Meaning: recover one’s health and strength over a period of time after an illness or operation. (अच्छा हो जाना)

Synonyms: recuperate, get better, recover

Antonyms: ail, collapse, sicken

Sentence: She went to the seaside to convalesce after her stay in hospital.

  1. Startling (adj.)

Meaning: very surprising, astonishing, or remarkable. (चौंकाने)

Synonyms: surprising, astonishing, amazing

Antonyms: unsurprising, common, usual

Sentence: Her technical accomplishment on the piano is startling.

  1. Shambles (noun)

Meaning: a state of total disorder. (अव्यवस्था)

Synonyms: disarranged, mess, muddle

Antonyms: order, system

Sentence: After the party, the house was a complete shamble.

  1. Indelible (adj.)

Meaning: (of ink or a pen) making marks that cannot be removed. (अमिट)

Synonyms: ineradicable, inerasable, ineffaceable

Antonyms: eradicable, erasable

Sentence: The blood had left an indelible mark on her shirt.

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