The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  5th March 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  5th March 2022

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  1. Rubric (noun)

Meaning: a word or series of words often in larger letters placed at the beginning of a passage or at the top of a page in order to introduce or categorize (शीर्ष)

Synonyms: caption, head, header

Sentence: The rubrics at the beginning of the chapters are intended to be humorous.

  1. Repudiated (verb)

Meaning: refuse to accept or be associated with. (को अस्वीकार नहीं किया)

Synonyms: reject, renounce, abandon

Antonyms: accepted, adopted, embraced

Sentence: Socialism had been repudiated at the polls.

  1. Diurnal (adj.)

Meaning: occurring, done, produced, or appearing every day (प्रतिदिन)

Synonyms: daily, day-to-day, quotidian

Antonyms: monthly, weekly, yearly

Sentence: A love as constant and certain as the diurnal tides.

  1. Recalcitrant (adj.)

Meaning: having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline. (आज्ञा न माननेवाला)

Synonyms: uncooperative, obstinately disobedient, intractable

Antonyms: amenable, biddable, compliant

Sentence: The University suspended the most recalcitrant students.

  1. Incendiary (adj.)

Meaning: (of a device or attack) designed to cause fires. (आग लगाने वाला)

Synonyms: combustible, flammable, inflammable

Sentence: Five incendiary devices were found in her house.

  1. Naught (noun)

Meaning: the numerical symbol 0 or the absence of number or quantity represented by it (शून्य)

Synonyms: nil, nothing, zero

Sentence: He’s naught but a worthless fool.

  1. Empyrean (adj.)

Meaning: relating to heaven or the sky. (स्वर्ग)

Synonyms: heavenly, celestial, ethereal

Antonyms: hellish, infernal

Sentence: Movie scenes set in heaven often suggest that harps are the favored instruments for empyrean music.

  1. Obsequious (adj.)

Meaning: obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree. (चापलूस)

Synonyms: servile, ingratiating, unctuous

Antonyms: insurgent, mutinous, mulish

Sentence: The salesman’s obsequious manner was beginning to irritate me.

  1. Sedate (adj.)

Meaning: calm, dignified, and unhurried. (गंभीर)

Synonyms: calm, tranquil, placid

Antonyms: facetious, kittenish, ludic

Sentence: The wedding was rather a sedate occasion.

  1. Perpetuity (noun)

Meaning: the state or quality of lasting forever. (अनंत काल)

Synonyms: eternity, everlasting, limitlessness

Antonyms: ephemerality, impermanence, temporariness

Sentence: These lands were granted to our family in perpetuity.

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