The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st August 2022

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  1. Parlance (noun)

Meaning: a particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest. (बोल-चाल)

Synonyms: jargon, language, phraseology

Sentence: In military parlance, this is known as a fast retreat.

  1. Aver (verb)

Meaning: state or assert to be the case. (दृढ़ता से कहना)

Synonyms: declare, assert, state

Antonyms: deny, gainsay

Sentence: I aver that I have spoken the truth.

  1. Belied (verb)

Meaning: to prove to be false (झुठलाना)

Synonyms: confounded, confuted, debunked

Antonyms: confirmed, validated, proved

Sentence: The latest information belies the old theory.

  1. Banal (adj.)

Meaning: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring. (मामूली)

Synonyms: trite, boring, monotonous

Antonyms: piquant, poignant, thrilling

Sentence: Unlike their early work, the band’s latest offering is banal and uninspiring.

  1. Genteel (adj.)

Meaning: polite, refined, or respectable, often in an affected or ostentatious way. (ललित)

Synonyms: refined, respectable, decent

Antonyms: uncivilized, ungenteel, indecorous

Sentence: She always talks in such a genteel voice when she’s on the phone.

  1. Idiosyncrasy (noun)

Meaning: a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual. (लत)

Synonyms: crotchet, affectation, habit

Sentence: Eating no meat was Amy’s idiosyncrasy.

  1. Convalesce (verb)

Meaning: recover one’s health and strength over a period of time after an illness or operation. (अच्छा हो जाना)

Synonyms: recuperate, get better, recover

Antonyms: ail, collapse, sicken

Sentence: She went to the seaside to convalesce after her stay in hospital.

  1. Trove (noun)

Meaning: a store of valuable or delightful things. (भंडार)

Synonyms: assortment, treasure, assemble

Antonyms: ragbag, clutter

Sentence: The dictionary is a vast treasure trove of information.

  1. Commiserated (verb)

Meaning: express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize. (हमदर्दी रखना)

Synonyms: offer sympathy to, feel pity for, condole with

Antonyms: distressed, tormented, irritated

Sentence: They commiserated the misfortune of their teacher.

  1. Dutiful (adj.)

Meaning: conscientiously or obediently fulfilling one’s duty. (कर्त्तव्य परायण)

Synonyms: conscientious, responsible, dedicated

Antonyms: undutiful, discourteous, insolent

Sentence: She was a complaisant wife and dutiful daughter.

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