The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  2nd February 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  2nd February 2022

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  1. Precept (noun)

Meaning: a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought. (नियम)

Synonyms: principle, rule, tenet

Sentence: You won’t find this moral precept in the scriptures.

  1. Semblance (noun)

Meaning: the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different. (दिखावा)

Synonyms: outward appearance, approximation, show

Antonyms: reality, truth

Sentence: She tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order.

  1. Diffidence (noun)

Meaning: modesty or shyness resulting from a lack of self-confidence. (संशय)

Synonyms: shyness, bashfulness, unassertiveness

Antonyms: impertinence, impudence, insolence

Sentence: He entered the room with a certain diffidence.

  1. Deride (verb)

Meaning: express contempt for; ridicule. (उपहास करना)

Synonyms: make fun of, poke fun at, laugh at

Antonyms: applaud, respect, praise

Sentence: You shouldn’t deride their efforts.

  1. Felonious (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or involved in crime. (दुष्ट)

Synonyms: illegal, illicit, unlawful

Antonyms: lawful, legal, legitimate

Sentence: A pack of felonious goons is wreaking havoc on Metro City!

  1. Rebuff (noun)

Meaning: an abrupt or ungracious refusal or rejection of an offer, request, or friendly gesture. (रोक)

Synonyms: rejection, snub, slight

Antonyms: acceptance, embrace, welcome

Sentence: He received a humiliating rebuff from his manager.

  1. Cacophony (noun)

Meaning: a harsh discordant mixture of sounds. (कोलाहल)

Synonyms: noise, discord, dissonance

Antonyms: quiet, silence, hush

Sentence: All around was bubbling a cacophony of voices.

  1. Erudite (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing great knowledge or learning. (वैज्ञानिक)

Synonyms: learned, scholarly, well educated

Antonyms: illiterate, uneducated, unlearned

Sentence: He could turn any conversation into an erudite discussion.

  1. Scuttled (verb)

Meaning: run hurriedly or furtively with short quick steps. (भागना)

Synonyms: scamper, scurry, scramble

Antonyms: crawled, crept, poked

Sentence: Two very small children scuttled away in front of them.

  1. Adamant (adj.)

Meaning: refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind. (हठी)

Synonyms: adamantine, bullheaded, inconvincible

Antonyms: acquiescent, agreeable, flexible

Sentence: He is adamant that he is not going to resign.

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