The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th September 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th September 2022

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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