The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd October 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd October 2023

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  1. Clandestine (adj.)

Meaning: kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit. (गुप्त)

Synonyms: secret, covert, furtive

Antonyms: open, overt, public

Sentence: The group held weekly clandestine meetings in a church.

  1. Hollering (verb)

Meaning: (of a person) give a loud shout or cry. (चिल्लाना)

Synonyms: shout, yell, cry

Antonyms: mumbling, murmuring, whispering

Sentence: Hollering at me isn’t going to find us a parking place.

  1. Tempting (adj.)

Meaning: appealing to or attracting someone, even if wrong or inadvisable. (मोहक)

Synonyms: enticing, alluring, attractive

Antonyms: boring, irksome, tedious

Sentence: And maybe, I don’t want you tempting me to do something I shouldn’t.

  1. Bonhomie (noun)

Meaning: cheerful friendliness; geniality. (खुशमिज़ाजी)

Synonyms: geniality, congeniality, conviviality

Antonyms: animosity, antagonism, antipathy

Sentence: He was full of bonhomie.

  1. Exuded (verb)

Meaning: to flow forth slowly through small openings (बहाना)

Synonyms: give off/out, discharge, release

Antonyms: gushed, poured

Sentence: A sticky resin exudes from the bark of the tree.

  1. Revile (verb)

Meaning: criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner. (बुरा-भला कहना)

Synonyms: criticize, censure, condemn

Antonyms: acclaim, applaud, commend

Sentence: They feared that he would revile them if they displeased him.

  1. Amicable (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing kindly feeling and sincere interest (सौहार्दपूर्ण)

Synonyms: cordial, collegial, sweet

Antonyms: antagonistic, hostile, unfriendly

Sentence: I hope that they will be able to reach an amicable agreement.

  1. Quaint (adj.)

Meaning: attractively unusual or old-fashioned. (विचित्र)

Synonyms: picturesque, charming, old-fashioned

Antonyms: fashionable, modern, stylish

Sentence: A quaint general store on one of the back roads of Vermont.

  1. Pensive (adj.)

Meaning: engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought. (चिंताग्रस्त)

Synonyms: thoughtful, thinking, reflective

Antonyms: unreflective, thoughtless

Sentence: She looked pensive when she heard the news.

  1. Pluck (noun)

Meaning: spirited and determined courage. (साहस)

Synonyms: courage, bravery, daring

Antonyms: timidity, cowardice

Sentence: She showed a lot of pluck in dealing with the intruders.

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