The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  2nd April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  2nd April 2022

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  1. Delectable (adj.)

Meaning: (of food or drink) delicious. (स्वादिष्ट)

Synonyms: delicious, mouthwatering, appetizing

Antonyms: distasteful, tasteless, flavorless,

Sentence: Delectable smells rose from the kitchen.

  1. Dovetailing (verb)

Meaning: to be in agreement on every point (सहमत होना)

Synonyms: according, agreeing

Antonyms: differing, disagreeing

Sentence: The Union and the Confederate accounts of the battle don’t dovetail at all.

  1. Heterodox (adj.)

Meaning: not conforming with accepted or orthodox standards or beliefs. (विधर्मिक)

Synonyms: unorthodox, heretical, dissenting

Antonyms: conformist, conventional, orthodox

Sentence: His opinions have always been distinctly heterodox.

  1. Temerity (noun)

Meaning: excessive confidence or boldness; audacity. (उतावलापन)

Synonyms: audacity, boldness, audaciousness

Antonyms: bashfulness, diffidence, hesitancy

Sentence: He had the temerity to ask for higher wages after only a day’s work.

  1. Presage (noun)

Meaning: a sign or warning that something, typically something bad, will happen; an omen or portent. (पूर्व-सूचना)

Synonyms: sign, indication, portent

Sentence: Those black clouds presage a storm.

  1. Nagging (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) constantly harassing someone to do something. (काम करने के लिए परेशान करना)

Synonyms: grumbling, hounding, scolding

Antonyms: acclaiming, applauding

Sentence: He wanted to get away from his nagging parents.

  1. Edict (noun)

Meaning: an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority. (अध्यादेश)

Synonyms: decree, order, command

Sentence: The festival was banned by royal edict.

  1. Baiting (verb)

Meaning: deliberately annoy or taunt (someone). (उत्पीड़न)

Synonyms: taunt, goad, provoke

Antonyms: appease, conciliate, mollify

Sentence: I wished the candidates would stop baiting each other and instead address the real issues.

  1. Anomaly (noun)

Meaning: something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. (विसंगति)

Synonyms: oddity, peculiarity, abnormality

Antonyms: norm, ordinary, usual

Sentence: Snow in July is an anomaly in most of the northern hemisphere.

  1. Parley (noun)

Meaning: a conference between opposing sides in a dispute, especially a discussion of terms for an armistice. (बातचीत)

Synonyms: negotiation, talk, meeting

Sentence: The governor was forced to parley with the rebels.

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