The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  7th January 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  7th January 2023

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  1. Knavery (noun)

Meaning: a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke (धूर्तता)

Synonyms: roguery, waggery, frolic

Sentence: Knavery may serve for a turn, but honesty is in the long run.

  1. Caprice (noun)

Meaning: a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior. (अप्रत्याशित परिवर्तन)

Synonyms: whim, vagary, fancy

Sentence: An out-of-character caprice led him to take the day off from work and go to the beach.

  1. Asseveration (noun)

Meaning: the solemn or emphatic declaration or statement of something. (दृढ़ वचन)

Synonyms: affirmation, assertion, avouchment

Antonyms: disavowal, contradiction, denial

Sentence: You can forget the asseveration of the past but want to remember your own sincerely.

  1. Residuum (noun)

Meaning: a substance or thing that remains or is left behind (बाक़ी)

Synonyms: leftovers, remainder, remains

Antonyms: body, bulk

Sentence: Even highly decaffeinated coffee contains a tiny residuum of caffeine.

  1. Countenancing (verb)

Meaning: admit as acceptable or possible. (स्वीकार करना)

Synonyms: tolerate, permit, allow

Antonyms: disapproving (of), discountenancing, disfavoring

Sentence: I don’t countenance such behavior in children of any age

  1. Seething (adj.)

Meaning: filled with or characterized by intense but unexpressed anger. (क्रोध में)

Synonyms: blazing, raging, rankling

Antonyms: cool, calmness

Sentence: He marched off, seething with frustration.

  1. Supine (adj.)

Meaning: lacking the ability or will to act on one’s own (कमज़ोर)

Synonyms: weak, feeble, yielding

Antonyms: powerful, puissant, strong

Sentence: They blamed the disaster on supine politicians who allowed large corporations to flout regulations.

  1. Mercenary (adj.)

Meaning: having or marked by an eager and often selfish desire, especially for material possessions (लालच)

Synonyms: greedy, avaricious, acquisitive

Antonyms: altruistic, charitable, liberal

Sentence: She’s interested in him for purely mercenary reasons.

  1. Gratis (adv.)

Meaning: without charge; free. (निःशुल्क)

Synonyms: free, without charge, for nothing

Antonyms: paid, costly

Sentence: I’ll give it to you, gratis!

  1. Veneer (noun)

Meaning: a deceptively attractive external appearance (दिखावा)

Synonyms: facade, gloss

Sentence: The veneer of civility that the neighbors had maintained over the years disappeared with the filing of the first lawsuit.

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