The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd May 2022

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  1. Bystander (noun)

Meaning: a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part. (दर्शक)

Synonyms: onlooker, spectator, nonparticipant

Sentence: It looks like an innocent bystander was killed instead of you.

  1. Appall (verb)

Meaning: greatly dismay or horrify. (डराना)

Synonyms: horrify, shock, dismay

Antonyms: delight, gratify, please

Sentence: I was appalled by what I saw.

  1. Abridged (adj.)

Meaning: (of a piece of writing) having been shortened. (संक्षिप्त)

Synonyms: shortened, cut, cut short

Antonyms: extended, lengthy, long

Sentence: It was abridged from the original work.

  1. Pauper (noun)

Meaning: a very poor person. (कंगाल)

Synonyms: poor person, indigent, bankrupt

Antonyms: affluent, billionaire, tycoon

Sentence: He did die a pauper and is buried in an unmarked grave.

  1. Mugging (noun)

Meaning: an act of attacking and robbing someone in a public place. (डकैती)

Synonyms: break-in, burglary, robbing

Sentence: Crime is on the increase, especially mugging and burglary.

  1. Confuting (verb)

Meaning: prove (a person or an assertion) to be wrong. (झूठा ठहराना)

Synonyms: disprove, show/prove to be false, contradict

Antonyms: proving, validating, verifying

Sentence: Theories that will eventually be confirmed or confuted by experience.

  1. Burgher (noun)

Meaning: a citizen of a town or city, typically a member of the wealthy bourgeoisie. (नगरवासि)

Synonyms: citizen, townie, native

Antonyms: noncitizen, tourist, visitor

Sentence: Many of the college students are regarded by the local burghers as obnoxious louts.

  1. Knack (noun)

Meaning: an acquired or natural skill at performing a task. (आदत)

Synonyms: aptitude, aptness, skill

Antonyms: inability, incapacity

Sentence: He has a knack for saying the wrong thing.

  1. Moiety (noun)

Meaning: each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided. (आधा भाग)

Synonyms: half, moiety, part

Antonyms: entirety, whole, full

Sentence: The tax was to be delivered in two moieties.

  1. Quintessence (noun)

Meaning: the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class. (सारांश)

Synonyms: perfect example, exemplar, acme

Sentence: John is the quintessence of good manners.

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