The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th August 2022

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  1. Inveterate (adj.)

Meaning: having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change. (जिद्दी)

Synonyms: ingrained, stubborn

Antonyms: unaccustomed, unused

Sentence: The man is an inveterate liar who only rarely tells the truth.

  1. Destitute (adj.)

Meaning: lacking money or material possessions (निराश्रित)

Synonyms: penniless, penurious, pauperized

Antonyms: affluent, prosperous, opulent

Sentence: The floods left thousands of people destitute.

  1. Panegyric (noun)

Meaning: a public speech or published text in praise of someone or something. (प्रशंसात्मक)

Synonyms: accolade, citation, commendation,

Antonyms: admonition, harangue

Sentence: She delivered a panegyric on the President-elect.

  1. Retribution (noun)

Meaning: punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act. (प्रतिदण्ड)

Synonyms: punishment, penalty, nemesis

Antonyms: forgiveness, pardon, remission

Sentence: People are seeking retribution for the latest terrorist outrages.

  1. Dulcet (adj.)

Meaning: giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses (आनंदकर)

Synonyms: delightful, enjoyable, felicitous

Antonyms: unpalatable, unpleasant, disturbing

Sentence: She recorded the dulcet tones of her family and friends.

  1. Abode (noun)

Meaning: a place of residence; a house or home. (निवास)

Synonyms: home, house, residence

Sentence: They established their permanent abode here.

  1. Conscience (noun)

Meaning: an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior. (अंतरात्मा की आवाज)

Synonyms: sense of right, moral sense, inner voice

Sentence: Her conscience told her to find the lost wallet’s owner.

  1. Seething (adj.)

Meaning: filled with or characterized by intense but unexpressed anger. (क्रोध में)

Synonyms: blazing, raging, rankling

Antonyms: cool, calmness

Sentence: He marched off, seething with frustration.

  1. Effete (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) affected, overrefined, and ineffectual. (अशक्त)

Synonyms: affected, over-refined, ineffectual

Antonyms: undecadent, determined, mettlesome

Sentence: People said the aristocracy was effete.

  1. Allegiance (noun)

Meaning: loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause. (निष्ठा)

Synonyms: loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity

Antonyms: disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness

Sentence: FBI demands its employees’ absolute allegiance to this bureau.

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