The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th December 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th December 2022

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  1. Hankering (noun)

Meaning: a strong desire to have or do something. (लालसा)

Synonyms: yearning, desire, appetency

Antonyms: revulsion, apathy

Sentence: I’ve always had a hankering to go to America.

  1. Embargo (noun)

Meaning: impose an official ban on (trade or a country or commodity). (व्यापार प्रतिषेध)

Synonyms: ban, prohibition, injunction

Antonyms: sanction, , authorization, licensing

Sentence: They have put an embargo on imports of clothing.

  1. Conviviality (noun)

Meaning: the quality of being friendly and lively; friendliness. (प्रफुल्लता)

Synonyms: friendliness, geniality, affability

Antonyms: misery, grief, mourning

Sentence: Gatherings of friends bring joy with conviviality and celebration.

  1. Guile (noun)

Meaning: the inclination or practice of misleading others through lies or trickery (छल)

Synonyms: deception, cunning, slyness

Antonyms: sincerity, guilelessness, ingenuousness

Sentence: With a little guile he might get what he wanted.

  1. Muddle (noun)

Meaning: bring into a disordered or confusing state. (अव्यवस्था)

Synonyms: mess, confusion, jumbled

Antonyms: order, pattern, method

Sentence: The papers are all in a muddle.

  1. Dubiety (noun)

Meaning: the state or quality of being doubtful; uncertainty. (संदेह की भावना)

Synonyms: doubtfulness, dubiousness, uncertainty

Antonyms: assurance, belief, certainty

Sentence: The comfort of having a faith free from all dubiety is what attracts people to the religious sect.

  1. Abortive (adj.)

Meaning: failing to produce the intended result. (निष्फल)

Synonyms: failed, unsuccessful, futile

Antonyms: effective, effectual, efficacious

Sentence: He made an abortive attempt to recover the sunken pirate ship.

  1. Parochialism (noun)

Meaning: a limited or narrow outlook, especially focused on a local area; narrow-mindedness. (संकीर्णता)

Synonyms: localism, provincialism, insularity

Antonyms: broad-mindedness, liberalism

Sentence: We have been guilty of parochialism, of resistance to change.

  1. Nocuous (adj.)

Meaning: noxious, harmful, or poisonous. (हानिकारक)

Synonyms: baleful, baneful, deleterious

Antonyms: anodyne, benign, harmless

Sentence: Hand washing is one of the easiest ways to help prevent the spread of nocuous germs.

  1. Concomitant (adj.)

Meaning: naturally accompanying or associated. (सहगामी)

Synonyms: attendant, accompanying, associated

Antonyms: unrelated, unconnected, unassociated

Sentence: Loss of memory is a natural concomitant of old age.

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