The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  5th November 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  5th November 2022

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  1. Assiduously (adv.)

Meaning: with great care and perseverance. (परिश्रम से)

Synonyms: actively, diligently, laboriously

Antonyms: idly, inactively, indolently

Sentence: Even young children worked assiduously for a reward.

  1. Exhorted (verb)

Meaning: to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action (बढ़ावा देना)

Synonyms: encouraged, goaded, nudged

Antonyms: deterred, discouraged, dissuaded

Sentence: The general exhorted his men to fight well.

  1. Whetted (adj.)

Meaning: having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something (पैना)

Synonyms: edged, edgy, honed

Antonyms: blunt, blunted, dull

Sentence: I’ll need a well-whetted axe to split the wood

  1. Larceny (noun)

Meaning: the unlawful taking and carrying away of property without the consent of its owner (चोरी)

Synonyms: theft, stealing, robbery

Sentence: The man was imprisoned for larceny.

  1. Reprehensible (adj.)

Meaning: deserving censure or condemnation. (निन्दा)

Synonyms: deplorable, disgraceful, discreditable

Antonyms: inoffensive, unobjectionable, faultless

Sentence: I find their behavior morally reprehensible.

  1. Counterfeiting (verb)

Meaning: to imitate or copy, especially in order to deceive (जालसाजी)

Synonyms: fake, forge, copy

Sentence: They were arrested on a charge of counterfeiting.

  1. Discretionary (adj.)

Meaning: available for use at the discretion of the user. (वैकल्पिक)

Synonyms: optional, non-compulsory, voluntary

Antonyms: compulsory, mandatory, nonelective

Sentence: The company used to give discretionary bonus payments.

  1. Relegate (verb)

Meaning: consign or dismiss to an inferior rank or position. (बाहर निकाल देना)

Synonyms: downgrade, lower in rank, put down

Antonyms: ascent, rise, upswing

Sentence: They aim to prevent women from being relegated to a secondary role.

  1. Remittance (noun)

Meaning: a sum of money sent, especially by mail, in payment for goods or services or as a gift. (भुगतान)

Synonyms: payment, settlement, money

Antonyms: nonpayment

Sentence: Your last month’s salary will be paid by remittance.

  1. Malfeasance (noun)

Meaning: wrongdoing, especially by a public official. (दुराचार)

Synonyms: misdoing, wrongdoing, crime

Sentence: In almost every section of his speech, malfeasance or illegal practices were mentioned.

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