The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th January 2022

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  1. Vexatious (adj.)

Meaning: causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry. (अफ़सोसनाक)

Synonyms: annoying, vexing, irritating

Antonyms: delightful, pleasing

Sentence: Those vexatious phone calls from telemarketers during the dinner hour.

  1. Pithily (adv.)

Meaning: in a few words (मतलब की बात)

Synonyms: briefly, compactly, concisely

Antonyms: diffusely, long-windedly, verbosely

Sentence: The observation that “War is hell” is how General Sherman pithily summed up his experiences in combat.

  1. Devising (verb)

Meaning: plan or invent (a complex procedure, system, or mechanism) by careful thought. (तैयार)

Synonyms: conceive, think up, come up with

Antonyms: copying, duplicating

Sentence: The government is devising a plan to liberate prisoners held in detention camps.

  1. Benefaction (noun)

Meaning: a donation or gift. (दान)

Synonyms: charity, contribution, donation

Sentence: She made many charitable benefactions.

  1. Egalitarian (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities. (समानाधिकारवादी)

Synonyms: democratic, modest, unpretentious

Antonyms: aristocratic, elitist

Sentence: The party’s principles are basically egalitarian.

  1. Fickleness (noun)

Meaning: changeability, especially as regards one’s loyalties or affections. (चंचलता)

Synonyms: capriciousness, changeability, variability

Antonyms: changelessness, constancy, stability

Sentence: While she always criticized the fickleness of human nature.

  1. Vetted (verb)

Meaning: make a careful and critical examination of (something). (इसका निरीक्षण किया)

Synonyms: screen, assess, evaluate

Sentence: All goods are carefully vetted for quality before they leave the factory.

  1. Modicum (noun)

Meaning: a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something considered desirable or valuable. (अल्पांश)

Synonyms: little bit, a small amount, particle

Antonyms: abundance, bucket, bunch

Sentence: There’s not even a modicum of truth in her statement.

  1. Circuitous (adj.)

Meaning: (of a route or journey) longer than the most direct way. (चक्करदार)

Synonyms: roundabout, indirect, winding

Antonyms: direct, straight, straightforward

Sentence: We took a circuitous route to the airport so as to avoid the massive traffic jam on the highway.

  1. Arcane (adj.)

Meaning: understood by few; mysterious or secret. (रहस्य का)

Synonyms: mysterious, secret, hidden

Antonyms: nonambiguous, obvious, apparent

Sentence: This argument may seem arcane to those not closely involved in the world of finance.

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