The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  30th December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  30th December 2021

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  1. Efficacious (adj.)

Meaning: (of something inanimate or abstract) successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective. (प्रभावोत्पादक)

Synonyms: effective, successful, effectual

Antonyms: fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual

Sentence: Example is always more efficacious than precept.

  1. Reticent (adj.)

Meaning: not revealing one’s thoughts or feelings readily. (मौन रहने वाला)

Synonyms: reserved, withdrawn, introverted

Antonyms: communicative, open, frank

Sentence: She was extremely reticent about her personal affairs.

  1. Prevaricating (verb)

Meaning: speak or act in an evasive way. (पूर्ववर्ती)

Synonyms: be evasive, hedge, fence

Antonyms: assert, swear, testify

Sentence: He seemed to prevaricate when journalists asked pointed questions.

  1. Annulment (noun)

Meaning: the act of annulling something. (रद्द करना)

Synonyms: invalidation, nullification, voiding

Antonyms: enactment, legislation, establishment

Sentence: Continued absence of one party may also justify annulment.

  1. Berate (verb)

Meaning: scold or criticize (someone) angrily. (डांटना या आलोचना करना)

Synonyms: rebuke, reprimand, reproach

Antonyms: approve, endorse, praise

Sentence: As he left the meeting, he was berated by angry demonstrators.

  1. Asinine (adj.)

Meaning: extremely stupid or foolish. (नासमझ)

Synonyms: stupid, foolish, brainless

Antonyms: judicious, prudent, sagacious

Sentence: It was asinine to run into the street like that

  1. Affronted (verb)

Meaning: offend the modesty or values of. (अपमानित)

Synonyms: insult, offend, outrage

Antonyms: acclaimed, applauded, praised

Sentence: Her speech affronted all of us.

  1. Unaccustomed (adj.)

Meaning: not familiar or usual; out of the ordinary. (अनभ्यस्त)

Synonyms: unusual, unfamiliar, uncommon

Antonyms: common, ordinary, usual

Sentence: The unaccustomed exercise left him breathless. promiscuous

  1. Fidelity (noun)

Meaning: faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support. (सत्य के प्रति निष्ठा)

Synonyms: loyalty, allegiance, obedience

Antonyms: disloyalty, perfidy, treachery

Sentence: I had to promise fidelity to the Queen.

  1. Subsist (verb)

Meaning: maintain or support oneself, especially at a minimal level. (गुजारा करना)

Synonyms: survive, endure, stay alive

Antonyms: perish, die, expire

Sentence: Thousands of refugees subsist on international handouts.

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