The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 23rd June 2022
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- Middling (adj.)
Meaning: moderate or average in size, amount, or rank. (मध्य)
Synonyms: average, standard, normal
Antonyms: excessive, extreme
Sentence: The village contained no poor households but a lot of middling ones.
- Pelf (noun)
Meaning: money, especially when gained in a dishonest or dishonorable way. (धन)
Synonyms: bucks, cash, money
Sentence: He was a politician who seems more interested in pelf than in policy
- Pique (noun)
Meaning: a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one’s pride. (मनमुटाव)
Synonyms: irritation, annoyance, resentment
Antonyms: appeasement, mollification, pacification
Sentence: In a fit of pique, he posted embarrassing photos of his friend on the Internet.
- Ergo (adv.)
Meaning: for this or that reason (फलस्वरूप)
Synonyms: therefore, consequently, so
Sentence: She was the sole beneficiary of the will, ergo the prime suspect.
- Spry (adj.)
Meaning: (especially of an old person) active; lively. (फुर्तीला)
Synonyms: sprightly, lively, energetic
Antonyms: dull, lethargic, listless
Sentence: He continued to look spry and active well into his eighties.
- Spurn (verb)
Meaning: reject with disdain or contempt. (अस्वीकार करना)
Synonyms: refuse, decline, say no to
Antonyms: accept, agree (to), approve
Sentence: She spurned my offers of help.
- Miserliness (noun)
Meaning: excessive desire to save money; extreme meanness. (कंजूसी)
Synonyms: avarice, acquisitiveness, parsimony
Antonyms: bounty, generosity, largesse
Sentence: The party earned a damaging reputation for miserliness by cutting pensions.
- Anecdote (noun)
Meaning: a short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. (उपाख्यान)
Synonyms: story, tale, narrative
Sentence: This research is based on anecdote, not fact.
- Asperity (noun)
Meaning: harshness of tone or manner. (तीक्ष्णता)
Synonyms: harshness, sharpness, roughness
Antonyms: mildness, softness, gentleness
Sentence: He spoke to the boy with asperity.
- Destitute (adj.)
Meaning: without the basic necessities of life. (निराश्रित)
Synonyms: penniless, impoverished, impecunious
Antonyms: affluent, opulent, rich
Sentence: The flood left thousands of people destitute.
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