The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  25th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  25th October 2022

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  1. Dissension (noun)

Meaning: disagreement that leads to discord. (मतभेद)

Synonyms: disagreement, difference of opinion, dispute

Antonyms: accord, agreement, concord

Sentence: You won’t sow dissension between us.

  1. Exiguous (adj.)

Meaning: very small in size or amount. (अल्प)

Synonyms: meagre, inadequate, insufficient

Antonyms: abundant, ample, bountiful

Sentence: The rest of the old man’s exiguous savings are donated to that boy.

  1. Harrowing (adj.)

Meaning: acutely distressing. (शोकजनक)

Synonyms: agonizing, excruciating, racking

Antonyms: gratifying, pleasing, acceptable

Sentence: There was a harrowing portrayal of the ravages of war.

  1. Quashing (verb)

Meaning: reject or void, especially by legal procedure. (रद्द करने)

Synonyms: cancel, reverse, rescind

Antonyms: enact, establish, endorse

Sentence: His conviction was quashed on appeal.

  1. Discomfiture (noun)

Meaning: a feeling of unease or embarrassment; awkwardness. (पराभव)

Synonyms: embarrassment, unease, uneasiness

Antonyms: assurance, composure, confidence

Sentence: Without experiencing discomfiture and setbacks, one can never find the truth.

  1. Quisling (noun)

Meaning: a traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country. (ग़द्दार)

Synonyms: apostate, backstabber, betrayer

Sentence: King warned that all quislings would be punished without mercy.

  1. Wont (noun)

Meaning: a usual manner of behaving or doing (स्वभाव)

Synonyms: habit, habitude, second nature

Sentence: He got up early, as is his wont.

  1. Con (verb)

Meaning: persuade (someone) to do or believe something, typically by use of deception. (ठगना)

Synonyms: swindle, defraud, cheat

Antonyms: undeceive, disclose

Sentence: Tried to con me into thinking that he had won the lottery.

  1. Minatory (adj.)

Meaning: expressing or conveying a threat. (धमकी)

Synonyms: menacing, threatening, baleful

Antonyms: unthreatening, propitious

Sentence: The novel’s protagonist is haunted by a minatory black spectre.

  1. Atavistic (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral. (पैतृक)

Synonyms: bygone, erstwhile, former

Antonyms: contemporary, current, modern

Sentence: It would be wrong to interpret them as atavistic remnants.

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