The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th August 2021

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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Sentence: The theory has been superseded by more recent research.

  1. Anon (adv.)

Meaning: soon; shortly. (शीघ्र)

Synonyms: soon, shortly, in a little while

Sentence: I’ll see you anon

  1. Intrigue (noun)

Meaning: the secret planning of something illicit or detrimental. (साज़िश)

Synonyms: plotting, planning, conspiracy

Sentence: The cabinet was a nest of intrigue.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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