The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  25th February 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  25th February 2022

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 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Coterie (noun)

Meaning: a small group of people with shared interests or tastes, especially one that is exclusive of other people. (मंडली)

Synonyms: bunch, circle, clan

Antonyms: individualist

Sentence: His loyal coterie of fans crowded the stage.

  1. Bicker (verb)

Meaning: argue about petty and trivial matters. (झगड़ना)

Synonyms: squabble, argue, quarrel

Antonyms: accept, agree, assent

Sentence: I wish you two would stop bickering.

  1. Conscientious (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) wishing to do what is right, especially to do one’s work or duty well and thoroughly. (ईमानदार)

Synonyms: diligent, industrious, punctilious

Antonyms: cutthroat, dishonest, dishonorable

Sentence: We are generally very conscientious about our work.

  1. Laconic (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words. (संक्षिप्त)

Synonyms: closemouthed, dumb, aphoristic

Antonyms: blabby, chatty, communicative

Sentence: Laconic by nature, he sat back and enjoyed hearing stories from the more loquacious dinner guests.

  1. Felonious (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or involved in crime. (दुष्ट)

Synonyms: illegal, illicit, unlawful

Antonyms: lawful, legal, legitimate

Sentence: A pack of felonious goons is wreaking havoc on Metro City!

  1. Hampering (verb)

Meaning: hinder or impede the movement or progress of. (बाधा डालना)

Synonyms: hinder, obstruct, impede

Antonyms: abetting, aiding, assisting

Sentence: Bad weather is hampering the search for survivors.

  1. Cohesion (noun)

Meaning: the action or fact of forming a united whole. (एकजुटता)

Synonyms: unity, togetherness, solidarity

Antonyms: conflict, discord, dissension

Sentence: By 1990, it was clear that the cohesion of the armed forces was rapidly breaking down.

  1. Insolence (noun)

Meaning: rude and disrespectful behavior. (बदतमीजी)

Synonyms: impertinence, impudence, cheek

Antonyms: civility, cordiality, courtesy

Sentence: Her insolence cost her job.

  1. Contumacious (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of a defendant’s behavior) stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority. (अवज्ञाकारी)

Synonyms: balky, contrary, defiant

Antonyms: amenable, biddable, compliant

Sentence: The judge threatened to charge the contumacious witness with contempt of court.

  1. Ephemeral (adj.)

Meaning: lasting for a very short time. (अल्पकालिक)

Synonyms: brief, deciduous, evanescent

Antonyms: endless, enduring, eternal

Sentence: Her success as a popular singer was ephemeral.

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