The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 24th September 2022
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- Miser (noun)
Meaning: a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible. (कंजूस)
Synonyms: penny-pincher, niggard, scrooge
Antonyms: waster, spender, spendthrift
Sentence: A typical miser, he hid his money in the house in various places.
- Heed (verb)
Meaning: pay attention to; take notice of. (सावधान)
Synonyms: pay attention to, take notice of, take note of
Antonyms: disregard, ignore, tune out
Sentence: He should have heeded the warnings.
- Retort (verb)
Meaning: say something in answer to a remark or accusation, typically in a sharp, angry, or wittily incisive manner. (करारा जवाब)
Synonyms: answer, reply, respond
Antonyms: ask, inquire, question
Sentence: She responded to the heckler with a scathing but hilarious retort that instantly won over the audience.
- Endow (verb)
Meaning: provide with a quality, ability, or asset. (प्रदान करना)
Synonyms: provide, supply, furnish
Antonyms: take away, disagree, put away
Sentence: He was endowed with tremendous physical strength.
- Dirge (noun)
Meaning: a lament for the dead, especially one forming part of a funeral rite. (शोकगीत)
Synonyms: elegy, lament, funeral song
Antonyms: encomium, eulogy, paean
Sentence: Their song, or their dirge, remained unsung, or at any rate unheard.
- Gourmand (noun)
Meaning: a person who enjoys eating and often eats too much. (चटोरा)
Synonyms: glutton, gourmandizer, overeater
Antonyms: dieter, nibbler, picker
Sentence: I think a gourmand is someone who eats an excessive amount of food.
- Acquittal (noun)
Meaning: a judgment that a person is not guilty of the crime with which the person has been charged. (दोषमुक्ति)
Synonyms: absolution, clearing, exoneration
Antonyms: conviction, prosecution, accusation
Sentence: The trial resulted in an acquittal.
- Bivouac (noun)
Meaning: a temporary camp without tents or cover, used especially by soldiers or mountaineers. (पड़ाव)
Synonyms: barracks, cantonment, tentage
Sentence: Soldiers were setting up a bivouac by the stream.
- Discernible (adj.)
Meaning: able to be discerned; perceptible. (नमूदार)
Synonyms: noticeable, perceptible, observable
Antonyms: impalpable, imperceptible, indistinguishable
Sentence: Her face was barely discernible in the gloom.
- Galore (adj.)
Meaning: in abundance. (बहुतायत)
Synonyms: aplenty, in abundance, in profusion
Antonyms: bare, minimal, scant
Sentence: There are book-shop galore in this town.
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