The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th October 2022

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  1. Perforate (verb)

Meaning: pierce and make a hole or holes in. (छिद्रित)

Synonyms: pierce, penetrate, prick

Antonyms: fill, patch, seal

Sentence: The broken ribs perforated into his lung.

  1. Depredation (noun)

Meaning: an act of attacking or plundering. (लूट-पाट)

Synonyms: plunder, looting, pillaging

Antonyms: rescue, salvage, salvation

Sentence: The entire area has suffered the depredations of war.

  1. Abjured (verb)

Meaning: solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim). (परित्यक्त)

Synonyms: renounce, relinquish, reject

Antonyms: adhere (to), admit, affirm

Sentence: The conqueror tried to make the natives abjure their religion.

  1. Hone (verb)

Meaning: sharpen (a blade). (तेज करना)

Synonyms: sharpen, make sharper

Antonyms: blunt, dull

Sentence: He was carefully honing the curved blade.

  1. Infamy (noun)

Meaning: the state of being well known for some bad quality or deed. (बदनामी)

Synonyms: notoriety, disrepute, disreputableness

Antonyms: esteem, honor, respect

Sentence: Despite his eventual pardons, he could never completely free himself of the infamy of being named a war criminal.

  1. Ordain (verb)

Meaning: order or decree (something) officially. (हुक्म देना)

Synonyms: decree, command, order

Sentence: Equal punishment was ordained for the two crimes.

  1. Habitude (noun)

Meaning: a habitual tendency or way of behaving. (लगन)

Synonyms: affection, affinity, aptitude

Antonyms: apathy, disfavor

Sentence: They have a lifelong habitude of talking too much.

  1. Vanity (noun)

Meaning: excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements. (घमंड)

Synonyms: conceit, conceitedness, self-admiration

Antonyms: diffidence, self-doubt, self-disgust

Sentence: His vanity was his downfall.

  1. Philippic (noun)

Meaning: a bitter attack or denunciation, especially a verbal one. (निंदापूर्ण वाक्य)

Synonyms: tirade, diatribe, invective

Antonyms: approval, blessing, commendation

Sentence: The lecture was a tremendous philippic against our culture.

  1. Asseveration (noun)

Meaning: the solemn or emphatic declaration or statement of something. (दृढ़ वचन)

Synonyms: affirmation, assertion, avouchment

Antonyms: disavowal, contradiction, denial

Sentence: You can forget the asseveration of the past but want to remember your own sincerely.

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