The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  4th December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  4th December 2021

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  1. Secrecy (noun)

Meaning: the action of keeping something secret or the state of being kept secret. (

Synonyms: closeness, secretiveness, privacy

Antonyms: candor, frankness, openness

Sentence: The talks have been cloaked in secrecy.

  1. Exertion (noun)

Meaning: physical or mental effort. (तनाव)

Synonyms: strain, struggle, toil

Antonyms: struggle, toil

Sentence: A person with nephritis must avoid all exertion.

  1. Sedulous (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence. (परिश्रमी)

Synonyms: diligent, careful, meticulous

Antonyms: idle, inactive, dull

Sentence: An impressively sedulous suitor, he was constantly sending her flowers and other tokens of his affection,

  1. Egregious (adj.)

Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking. (प्रबल)

Synonyms: shocking, appalling, horrific

Antonyms: imperceptible, inconspicuous, unnoticeable

Sentence: It was an egregious error for a statesman to show such ignorance.

  1. Inscrutable (adj.)

Meaning: impossible to understand or interpret. (गूढ़)

Synonyms: enigmatic, unreadable, impenetrable

Antonyms: fathomable, intelligible, understandable

Sentence: There are many inscrutable beliefs of that ancient religion

  1. Pique (noun)

Meaning: a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one’s pride. (मनमुटाव)

Synonyms: irritation, annoyance, resentment

Antonyms: appeasement, mollification, pacification

Sentence: In a fit of pique, he posted embarrassing photos of his friend on the Internet.

  1. Sheepish (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person or expression) showing embarrassment from shame or a lack of self-confidence. (शर्मीला)

Synonyms: embarrassed, uncomfortable, hangdog

Antonyms: extroverted, bold, dashing

Sentence: He came into the room looking distinctly sheepish.

  1. Grotesque (adj.)

Meaning: comically or repulsively ugly or distorted. (विचित्र)

Synonyms: malformed, deformed, strange

Antonyms: impressive, pretty, ravishing

Sentence: That bloody Halloween mask is grotesque.

  1. Predispose (noun)

Meaning: make someone liable or inclined to a specified attitude, action, or condition. (संभावना अधिक होती है)

Synonyms: make susceptible, make liable, make prone

Sentence: His good manners predispose people to like him.

  1. Salubrious (adj.)

Meaning: health-giving; healthy. (स्वास्थ्यप्रद)

Synonyms: healthy, beneficial

Antonyms: insalubrious, noxious, unhealthful

Sentence: He doesn’t live in a very salubrious part of town.

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