The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  29th September 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  29th September 2022

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  1. Incursion (noun)

Meaning: an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one. (आक्रमण)

Synonyms: attack on, assault on, raid on

Sentence: There were incursions from the border every summer.

  1. Confederate (noun)

Meaning: a person one works with, especially in something secret or illegal; an accomplice. (साथी)

Synonyms: associate, partner, accomplice

Sentence: The police were able to track down his confederates once the thief started talking.

  1. Elucidative (adj.)

Meaning: serving to explain (स्पष्ट)

Synonyms: exegetical, explanative, explanatory

Sentence: Most editions of Shakespeare’s plays now have elucidative footnotes to help the modern reader.

  1. Ethos (noun)

Meaning: the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations. (प्रकृति)

Synonyms: spirit, character, tenor

Sentence: The revolution in the ethos of agriculture must also involve the farmers’ unions.

  1. Portentous (adj.)

Meaning: of or like a portent. (अमंगल)

Synonyms: ominous, warning, foreshadowing

Antonyms: unthreatening, auspicious, benign

Sentence: There was nothing portentous or solemn about him.

  1. Decimation (noun)

Meaning: the state or fact of being rendered non-existent (बरबादी)

Synonyms: annihilation, demolishment, demolition

Antonyms: building, construction, protection

Sentence: The virtual decimation of the coastal town was caused by the hurricane.

  1. Addendum (noun)

Meaning: an item of additional material, typically omissions, added at the end of a book or other publication. (परिशिष्ट)

Synonyms: appendix, codicil, postscript

Antonyms: introduction, preface, prologue

Sentence: I follow this letter with the addendum duly signed for your attention.

  1. Puny (adj.)

Meaning: small and weak. (छोटा)

Synonyms: diminutive, dinky, dwarfish

Antonyms: large, massive, big

Sentence: What a puny little creature!

  1. Vainglorious (adj.)

Meaning: excessively proud of oneself or one’s achievements; overly vain. (गुमानी)

Synonyms: assured, biggety, complacent

Antonyms: egoless, humble, modest

Sentence: The vainglorious trainer spent more flexing his muscles than he did helping build his client’s.

  1. Cagey (adj.)

Meaning: reluctant to give information owing to caution or suspicion. (गुप्त)

Synonyms: secretive, guarded, noncommittal

Antonyms: disposed, open

Sentence: Manufacturers are cagey about the recipes they use to create a wine.

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