The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 28th July 2022
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- Exuberance (noun)
Meaning: the quality of being full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness; ebullience. (जोश-ख़रोश)
Synonyms: ebullience, joyfulness, cheeriness
Antonyms: inactivity, laziness, tediousness
Sentence: She was laughing from the sheer exuberance of the performance.
- Aphoristic (adj.)
Meaning: marked by the use of few words to convey much information or meaning (सूत्र-रूप में)
Synonyms: brief, capsule, compact
Antonyms: long-winded, prolix, redundant
Sentence: The language is austere and aphoristic.
- Retorted (verb)
Meaning: say something in answer to a remark or accusation, typically in a sharp, angry, or wittily incisive manner. (जवाब देना)
Synonyms: answer, reply, respond
Antonyms: asked, inquired, questioned
Sentence: When told she couldn’t have it, she retorted, “Fine, I didn’t want it anyway!”
- Outpace (verb)
Meaning: go, rise, or improve faster than. (आगे बढ़ना)
Synonyms: outrun, outstrip, overtake
Antonyms: decelerate, slow
Sentence: Population growth has continued to outpace job growth for the last several decades.
- Pomposity (adj.)
Meaning: the quality of being pompous; self-importance. (व्यक्ति-निष्ठा)
Synonyms: self-importance, imperiousness, pompousness
Antonyms: humility, modesty, self-distrust
Sentence: An elaborate signature indicates pomposity and self-importance.
- Browbeat (verb)
Meaning: intimidate (someone), typically into doing something, with stern or abusive words. (धमकाना)
Synonyms: bully, hector, intimidate
Antonyms: cheer, comfort, console
Sentence: They browbeat him into signing the document.
- Cognate (adj.)
Meaning: having qualities in common (सजाति)
Synonyms: alike, analogous, comparable
Antonyms: different, dissimilar, unlike
Sentence: German and Dutch are cognate languages.
- Inveterate (adj.)
Meaning: having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change. (कट्टर)
Synonyms: ingrained, ineradicable, deep-rooted
Antonyms: temporary, transient, short time
Sentence: The man is an inveterate liar who only rarely tells the truth.
- Whammy (noun)
Meaning: an event with a powerful and unpleasant effect; a blow. (बुरा प्रभाव)
Synonyms: curse, augury
Antonyms: amulet, charm
Sentence: The third whammy was the degradation of the financial system.
- Grandiose (adj.)
Meaning: impressive and imposing in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so. (दिखावटी)
Synonyms: magnificent, impressive, grand
Antonyms: modest, unpretentious
Sentence: He’s always producing grandiose plans that never work.
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