The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 28th August 2021
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- Hubris (noun)
Meaning: excessive pride or self-confidence. (अभिमान)
Synonyms: arrogance, conceit, conceitedness
Antonyms: humbleness, humility, modesty
Sentence: The self-assured hubris among economists was shaken in the late 1980s.
- Feckless (adj.)
Meaning: lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible. (अबल)
Synonyms: useless, worthless, incompetent
Antonyms: effective, effectual, efficacious
Sentence: He was portrayed as a feckless drunk.
- Supersede (verb)
Meaning: take the place of (a person or thing previously in authority or use); supplant. (स्थान लेना)
Synonyms: replace, supplant, take the place of
Sentence: The theory has been superseded by more recent research.
- Anon (adv.)
Meaning: soon; shortly. (शीघ्र)
Synonyms: soon, shortly, in a little while
Sentence: I’ll see you anon
- Intrigue (noun)
Meaning: the secret planning of something illicit or detrimental. (साज़िश)
Synonyms: plotting, planning, conspiracy
Sentence: The cabinet was a nest of intrigue.
- Spellbind (verb)
Meaning: hold the complete attention of (someone) as though by magic; fascinate. (मोहित करना)
Synonyms: fascinating, enthralling, entrancing
Antonyms: boring, dull
Sentence: The killer whale gave the spellbound audience a good soaking.
- Pugnacious (adj.)
Meaning: eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight. (झगड़ालू)
Synonyms: combative, aggressive, antagonistic
Antonyms: nonaggressive, gentle, calm
Sentence: I found him pugnacious and arrogant.
- Fervent (adj.)
Meaning: having or displaying a passionate intensity. (उत्कट)
Synonyms: passionate, intense, vehement
Antonyms: cool, dispassionate, impassive
Sentence: It is his fervent hope that a peaceful solution will soon be found.
- Piety (noun)
Meaning: the quality of being religious or reverent. (धर्मनिष्ठा)
Synonyms: devoutness, devotion, piousness
Antonyms: atheism, godlessness, unholiness
Sentence: This is clearly a work of filial piety.
- Ratify (verb)
Meaning: sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid. (पुष्टि करना)
Synonyms: confirm, approve, sanction
Antonyms: deny, disallow, disapprove
Sentence: All the members have voted to ratify the treaty.
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