The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st March 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st March 2022

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  1. Bluster (noun)

Meaning: loud, aggressive, or indignant talk with little effect. (धमकी)

Synonyms: ranting, hectoring, thundering

Antonyms: tranquillity, quietude

Sentence: I believe deeply in persuasion, not bluster.

  1. Pompous (adj.)

Meaning: affectedly and irritatingly grand, solemn, or self-important. (गर्वित)

Synonyms: self-important, imperious, overbearing

Antonyms: egoless, humble, modest

Sentence: He appears pompous but is a good man underneath.

  1. Inopportune (adj.)

Meaning: occurring at an inconvenient or inappropriate time. (बेवक़्त)

Synonyms: untimely, ill-timed, badly timed

Antonyms: timely, expected

Sentence: They arrived at an inopportune moment.

  1. Ennoble (verb)

Meaning: give (someone) a noble rank or title. (उदात्त बनाना)

Synonyms: aggrandize, canonize, elevate

Antonyms: abase, degrade, demean

Sentence: The heroic actions of firefighters during the terrorist attack did much to ennoble the profession of fire fighting in the public mind.

  1. Masculinity (noun)

Meaning: qualities or attributes regarded as characteristic of men. (बहादुरता)

Synonyms: virility, manliness, maleness

Antonyms: muliebrity, effeminacy

Sentence: Handsome, muscled, and driven, he’s a prime example of masculinity.

  1. Quell (verb)

Meaning: put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force. (शांत करना)

Synonyms: end, finish, get rid of

Antonyms: support, foment, incite00

Sentence: Soldiers were sent in to quell the riots.

  1. Blarney (noun)

Meaning: talk that aims to charm, pleasantly flatter, or persuade. (चापलूसी)

Synonyms: blandishments, honeyed word, flattery

Antonyms: disparagement, coerce,

Sentence: Only a fool will believe your blarney.

  1. Penchant (noun)

Meaning: a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something. (लगन)

Synonyms: liking, fondness, preference

Antonyms: apathy, dislike, distaste

Sentence: She has a penchant for Indian food.

  1. Fomented (verb)

Meaning: instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action). (भड़काना)

Synonyms: instigate, incite, provoke

Antonyms: allay, calm, settle

Sentence: They accused him of fomenting political unrest.

  1. Raucous (adj.)

Meaning: making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise. (कर्कश)

Synonyms: harsh, strident, screeching

Antonyms: sedate, sober, quiet

Sentence: I heard the raucous call of the crows.

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