The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th August 2022

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  1. Vaguely (adv.)

Meaning: in a way that is uncertain, indefinite, or unclear; roughly. (अनिश्च्त रूप से)

Synonyms: roughly, more or less, approximately

Antonyms: considerably, extensively, significantly

Sentence: He vaguely remembered talking to her once.

  1. Posit (verb)

Meaning: assume as a fact; put forward as a basis of argument. (प्रस्तुत करना)

Synonyms: postulate, put forward, propound

Antonyms: ignore, disregard

Sentence: The Confucian view posits a perfectible human nature.

  1. Castigated (verb)

Meaning: reprimand (someone) severely. (आलोचना)

Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, admonish

Antonyms: approved, endorsed, praised

Sentence: She castigated him for having no intellectual interests.

  1. Exasperates (verb)

Meaning: irritate and frustrate (someone) intensely. (परेशान करना)

Synonyms: infuriate, irritate, anger

Antonyms: appeases, conciliates, mollifies

Sentence: Small children can exasperate their parents with endless questions about why this or that is so.

  1. Frail (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) weak and delicate. (अनैतिक)

Synonyms: infirm, weak, feeble

Antonyms: mighty, powerful, rugged

Sentence: His frail hands could hardly hold a cup.

  1. Inadvertence (noun)

Meaning: failure to give sufficient attention to avoiding harm or errors; negligence. (असावधानी)

Synonyms: carelessness, heedlessness, laxity

Antonyms: care, carefulness, caution

Sentence: Mistakes proceed from inadvertence.

  1. Abreast (adv.)

Meaning: side by side and facing the same way. (बराबर में)

Synonyms: in a row, side by side, alongside

Sentence: His car was abreast of the leading car.

  1. Ethereal (adj.)

Meaning: extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world. (नाज़ुक)

Synonyms: delicate, exquisite, dainty

Antonyms: bodily, corporeal, substantial

Sentence: She’s the prettiest, most ethereal romantic heroine in the movies.

  1. Eloquence (noun)

Meaning: fluent or persuasive speaking or writing. (वाग्मिता)

Synonyms: oratory, rhetoric

Antonyms: inarticulateness

Sentence: Wealth of words is not eloquence.

  1. Asperse (verb)

Meaning: attack or criticize the reputation or integrity of. (कलंक लगाना)

Synonyms: disparage, denigrate, defame

Antonyms: glorify, honor, acclaim

Sentence: Why is he always trying to vilify my reputation?

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