The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 23rd July 2022
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- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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