The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd June 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd June 2022

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  1. 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.

  1. 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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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