The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 26th January 2023
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- Prophylactic (adj.)
Meaning: concerned with or serving to keep something from happening (प्रतिबंधक)
Synonyms: precautionary, preventative, preventive
Antonyms: aiding, assisting, easing
Sentence: The many prophylactic measures that city officials could have taken to reduce the scope of the disaster.
- Killjoy (noun)
Meaning: a person who deliberately spoils the enjoyment of others through resentful or overly sober behavior. (मज़ा खराब करने वाला)
Synonyms: spoilsport, moaner, complainer
Antonyms: jester, reveller, celebrator
Sentence: Don’t invite him. He’s such a killjoy.
- Egging (verb)
Meaning: urge or encourage someone to do something, especially something foolish or risky. (अनुरोध करना)
Synonyms: urge, goad, incite
Sentence: Stop egging him on to drink more!
- Languorous (adj.)
Meaning: characterized by tiredness or inactivity, especially of a pleasurable kind. (सुस्त)
Synonyms: languid, lackadaisical, listless
Antonyms: ambitious, energetic, active
Sentence: Summer has a slow, languorous feel to it here.
- Acquisitiveness (noun)
Meaning: excessive interest in acquiring money or material things. (अर्जनशीलता)
Synonyms: greediness, covetousness, cupidity
Antonyms: gratification, satisfaction, contentment
Sentence: His villa is filled with evidence of his acquisitiveness.
- Fritter (verb)
Meaning: waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters. (व्यर्थ नष्ट करना)
Synonyms: squander, waste, misuse
Antonyms: conserve, save
Sentence: I wish we hadn’t frittered the money away so easily
- Intrepid (noun)
Meaning: strength of mind to carry on in spite of danger (निडरता)
Synonyms: courage, bravery, fearlessness
Antonyms: cowardice, timidity, fearfulness
Sentence: To be an astronaut, you must be an intrepid person who craves adventure and is not afraid of heights.
- Mercurial (adj.)
Meaning: (of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind. (अस्थिर)
Synonyms: volatile, capricious, temperamental
Antonyms: certain, changeless, constant
Sentence: Advertising is a mercurial business.
- Voluble (adj.)
Meaning: (of a person) talking fluently, readily, or incessantly. (बातूनी)
Synonyms: talkative, verbose, garrulous
Antonyms: silent, speechless, quiet
Sentence: Clarissa was extremely voluble on the subject of good manners.
- Decrepit (adj.)
Meaning: (of a person) elderly and infirm. (बूढ़ा)
Synonyms: feeble, infirm, weak
Sentence: A decrepit old man sat on a park bench.
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