The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  6th December 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  6th December 2022

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 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Conscientious (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) wishing to do what is right, especially to do one’s work or duty well and thoroughly. (ईमानदार)

Synonyms: diligent, industrious, punctilious

Antonyms: cutthroat, dishonest, immoral

Sentence: We are generally very conscientious about our work.

  1. Magnanimity (noun)

Meaning: the fact or condition of being magnanimous; generosity. (उदारता)

Synonyms: generosity, charitableness, benevolence

Antonyms: virulence, cattiness, malevolence

Sentence: I can’t believe she had the magnanimity to forgive that drunk driver who wrecked her car.

  1. Revered (verb)

Meaning: feel deep respect or admiration for (something). (सम्मान)

Synonyms: respect, admire, esteem

Antonyms: blasphemed, desecrated, profaned

Sentence: Nelson Mandela is revered for his brave fight against apartheid.

  1. Elate (verb)

Meaning: make (someone) ecstatically happy. (उल्लसित)

Synonyms: thrilled, exhilarated, happy

Antonyms: demoralize, discourage, dishearten

Sentence: He was greatly elated by success.

  1. Wary (adj.)

Meaning: feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems. (सावधान)

Synonyms: cautious, careful, circumspect

Antonyms: careless, heedless, incautious

Sentence: Dogs that have been mistreated often remain very wary of strangers.

  1. Covet (verb)

Meaning: yearn to possess or have (something). (लालच)

Synonyms: desire, crave, want

Antonyms: abhor, abominate, despise

Sentence: It is a sin to covet.

  1. Bystander (noun)

Meaning: a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part. (दर्शक)

Synonyms: onlooker, spectator, nonparticipant

Sentence: It looks like an innocent bystander was killed instead of you.

  1. Appall (verb)

Meaning: greatly dismay or horrify. (डराना)

Synonyms: horrify, shock, dismay

Antonyms: delight, gratify, please

Sentence: I was appalled by what I saw.

  1. Mugging (noun)

Meaning: an act of attacking and robbing someone in a public place. (डकैती)

Synonyms: break-in, burglary, robbing

Sentence: Crime is on the increase, especially mugging and burglary.

  1. Burgher (noun)

Meaning: a citizen of a town or city, typically a member of the wealthy bourgeoisie. (नगरवासि)

Synonyms: citizen, townie, native

Antonyms: noncitizen, tourist, visitor

Sentence: Many of the college students are regarded by the local burghers as obnoxious louts.

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